Originally Posted by M2
I'm sick of the underdog. Always so plucky, always scrapping to win ugly. The overdog doesn't get nearly enough credit. You know, the players who are phenomenal at the game they play.
The occasional major upset is fine, but I'm pro excellence. Also, in major pro sports the whole concept of underdog is a bit fuzzy. Generally you get two fairly good teams in a championship series or contest.
The NBA Finals were an excellent example of what happens when the underdog doesn't win. Would that series have been nearly as entertaining if Indiana had won? I really doubt it.
As for the Duke vs.Butler final from earlier, I agree that those teams played great defense, but it is much more likely that a great team with top level talent will be more likely to have the ability to overcome that defense.