History PlayingWith / UnderdogsNeverLose

17th Mar '18 11:40:28 PM AgentKyles
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** InAWorld where ''everyone'' is GenreSavvy, underdogs are always expected to win. But, with a heartwarming mixture of skill, teamwork, strategy and just [[RealityEnsues being generally better at the game]], the OpposingSportsTeam [[CurbStompBattle wipes the floor with the plucky Wildcats]].

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** InAWorld where ''everyone'' is GenreSavvy, underdogs are always expected to win. But, with a heartwarming mixture of skill, teamwork, strategy [[AwesomenessByAnalysis strategy]] and just [[RealityEnsues being generally better at the game]], the OpposingSportsTeam [[CurbStompBattle wipes the floor with the plucky Wildcats]].
17th Mar '18 8:07:52 PM AgentKyles
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** InAWorld where ''everyone'' is GenreSavvy, underdogs are always expected to win. But, with a heartwarming mixture of skill, teamwork, strategy and just [[RealityEnsues being generally better at the game]], the OpposingSportsTeam wipes the floor with the plucky Wildcats.

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** InAWorld where ''everyone'' is GenreSavvy, underdogs are always expected to win. But, with a heartwarming mixture of skill, teamwork, strategy and just [[RealityEnsues being generally better at the game]], the OpposingSportsTeam [[CurbStompBattle wipes the floor with the plucky Wildcats.Wildcats]].
13th Feb '18 11:11:03 PM MeaJae97
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* '''Deconstructed''': Why should they bother trying? Another team that everyone expects to lose will swoop in and claim victory, and there is nothing that you can do about it.
* '''Reconstructed''': The threat of an underdog motivates everybody to never get complacent.



%%* '''Deconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
28th Jul '17 12:21:49 PM rdococ
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** Because of this trope, the sports bookies flip the table when it comes to betting - a bet on the ''favored team'' actually pays out more

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** Because of this trope, the sports bookies flip the table when it comes to betting - a bet on the ''favored team'' actually pays out moremore.


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** Due to the aforementioned LogicBomb [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment mentioned above]], playing sports [[RealityIsOutToLunch messes with reality.]]
27th Dec '15 11:56:00 PM Nasrudith
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** The Wildcats and their opponents end up arguing over who the true underdog is. Their opponents argue that [[LogicBomb since being superior in every way makes them likely to lose]] it means that they are the true underdogs.



* '''Conversed''': "Doesn't anyone else [[UnintentionallySympathetic feel sorry for the guys]] who practised all year only to lose to a joke team?"

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* '''Conversed''': "Doesn't anyone else [[UnintentionallySympathetic feel sorry for the guys]] who practised practiced all year only to lose to a joke team?"
29th Sep '14 11:43:38 AM StarTropes
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* '''Justified''': Just because they're not favored in the stat line doesn't automatically mean they'll lose.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Just because they're not favored in the stat line doesn't automatically mean they'll lose.lose.
** The other team got overconfident and screwed up, allowing the Wildcats to win.
20th Jul '14 8:05:17 PM TrickyTroper
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* '''Double Subverted''': ...But wait! It was revealed that the OpposingSportsTeam was [[CheatersNeverProsper cheating]], and the Wildcats get one more chance to make the play - which they do. Wildcats win!

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* '''Double Subverted''': ...Subverted''':
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But wait! It was revealed that the OpposingSportsTeam was [[CheatersNeverProsper cheating]], and the Wildcats get one more chance to make the play - which they do. Wildcats win!win!
** The Wildcats are awarded a victory on pity.
7th Jun '13 10:15:06 AM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': The Wildcats are decent enough to reasonably expect to get into the final, but that final is against their better-funded, professionally-coached rivals who've always wiped the floor with them in the past.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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The Wildcats are decent enough to reasonably expect to get into the final, but that final is against their better-funded, professionally-coached rivals who've always wiped the floor with them in the past.
7th Jun '13 8:40:52 AM MarsJenkar
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** The Wildcats don't actually ''win'', but they do manage to draw the game with the top-dog team, gaining a great deal of respect in the process.
4th Feb '13 7:02:03 PM johnnye
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'''Basic Trope''': If they're the underdog in the Big Game, they'll win.

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'''Basic Trope''': If they're the underdog in the Big Game, BigGame, they'll win.



* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???The Wildcats are decent enough to reasonably expect to get into the final, but that final is against their better-funded, professionally-coached rivals who've always wiped the floor with them in the past.



** InAWorld where ''everyone'' is GenreSavvy, underdogs are always expected to win. But, with a heartwarming mixture of skill, teamwork, strategy and just being generally better at the game, the OpposingSportsTeam wipes the floor with the plucky Wildcats.

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** InAWorld where ''everyone'' is GenreSavvy, underdogs are always expected to win. But, with a heartwarming mixture of skill, teamwork, strategy and just [[RealityEnsues being generally better at the game, game]], the OpposingSportsTeam wipes the floor with the plucky Wildcats.



* '''Double Subverted''': ...But wait! It was revealed that the OpposingSportsTeam was cheating, and the Wildcats get one more chance to make the play - which they do. Wildcats win!

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* '''Double Subverted''': ...But wait! It was revealed that the OpposingSportsTeam was cheating, [[CheatersNeverProsper cheating]], and the Wildcats get one more chance to make the play - which they do. Wildcats win!



** [[AnthropicPrinciple Who wants to see a movie]] about a team of plucky underdogs, who loses, just as expected?

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** [[AnthropicPrinciple Who wants to see a movie]] about a team of plucky underdogs, who loses, lose, just as expected?
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