History PlayingWith / UnderdogsNeverLose

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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Added DiffLines:

** 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?
4th Feb '13 10:35:52 AM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': ???



* '''Inverted''': The pregame stat line dictates everything about Wildcats' games - if they say they're favored by 4 points, they win by exactly that amount.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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The pregame stat line dictates everything about Wildcats' games - if they say they're favored by 4 points, they win by exactly that amount.



* '''Parodied''': To invoke the trope, every team in the league tries to claim they're the underdogs, even the teams who have been winning for decades.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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To invoke the trope, every team in the league tries to claim they're the underdogs, even the teams who have been winning for decades.



* '''Zig Zagged''': It comes down to the last play, but the Wildcats player is unable to make it. Then it's revealed the other team was cheating, and the Wildcats make the second chance...then ''that'' ruling is overturned when it's revealed the other team ''wasn't'' cheating.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Zagged''':
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It comes down to the last play, but the Wildcats player is unable to make it. Then it's revealed the other team was cheating, and the Wildcats make the second chance...then ''that'' ruling is overturned when it's revealed the other team ''wasn't'' cheating.



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

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



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24th Mar '12 7:29:33 AM johnnye
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** InAWorld where ''everyone'' in 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'' in 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.
24th Mar '12 7:28:54 AM johnnye
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* '''Subverted''': It comes DownToTheLastPlay - but the Wildcats player blows it. Wildcats lose.

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** InAWorld where ''everyone'' in 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.
* '''Subverted''': It comes A second-half comeback brings it right DownToTheLastPlay - but the Wildcats player blows it. Wildcats lose.



** This trope makes the non underdog team the underdog



** The reason the Wildcats are seen as underdogs is because they're hopelessly inconsistent. When things go their way they can be incredibly competent, but when they don't, they fall apart.



** On the other hand, if you wanted to watch two equally competent teams battle it out with nothing particularly at stake, you could... go watch a RealLife sport of your choice.



* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ???
"Wow, there's no way the Wildcats could win this one. My money's on them!"
* '''Conversed''': ???"Doesn't anyone else [[UnintentionallySympathetic feel sorry for the guys]] who practised all year only to lose to a joke team?"
10th Mar '12 9:49:58 PM yovlay
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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 more.more
** This trope makes the non underdog team the underdog
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