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underdog

uhn der dawg

  • n  one at a disadvantage and expected to lose

  • Of the ten college football teams invited to play post-season Bowl games, Oregon State College was the lowliest underdog.
  • Call it an underdog, a dark horse, a seventh-round draft pick--just don't ignore the fall's best new series (based on the book and movie) any longer.
  • Those changeovers, which happen every four or five years, are moments of opportunity in the gaming industry, when the guard changes and the underdog has its day.
News & Articles

  • US Open Golf Predictions 2013: Why an Underdog Is Destined to Win at Merion
    Don't bother scanning the favorites to find the winner for the 113th U.S. Open. The winner is going to be an underdog.  According to Bovada on June 11, there are 10 players with odds at 28/1 or lower. I'm considering everyone outside of this top 10 an underdog. The top 10, in order, are Tiger Woods , Phil Mickelson , Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar , Rory McIlroy , Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Brandt ...
    June 12, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • Massachusetts Senate race Debate 2: Gomez plays the 'independent' card
    Republican Gabriel Gomez, underdog in the Massachusetts special election for a US Senate seat, sought during Tuesday's debate to present himself as a fierce independent. Front-runner and US Rep. Edward Markey dove into his personal backstory to highlight his non-Washington side.
    June 12, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor
  • NHL Playoffs Betting Preview: Why the Bruins Will Win Stanley Cup
    Boston is the underdog in the Stanley Cup Final, but there is danger for the many Blackhawk bettors who are flocking to sportsbook windows this week. The danger is that the Bruins are playing perfect playoff hockey. Not beautiful, artful playoff hockey, but defense-first, lockdown -mentality, frustrate-your-opponent-to-death playoff hockey. The betting consensus data at OddsShark .com showed ...
    June 11, 2013 - Bleacher Report
Quotes

  • John McCain in Times Online
    Although I've never minded the role of the underdog, we must get used to the idea that we are the Republican Party frontrunner for the nomination of president of the United States,a relaxed and smiling Mr McCain told cheering supporters at...
  • Barack Obama in San Francisco Chronicle
    We can bridge all gaps and all divisions in this country. Sometimes the underdog pulls it out,Obama said. "You can't always believe the pundits and prognosticators."
  • Antonio Smith in CNN
    It makes me feel good,Smith said. "I've been an underdog forever. It's about time we finally proved to everybody what we have."

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