U is for Underdog

“And for almost every little guy who wins, there’s a big guy who loses, and that makes us happy too.”

There’s a small private university in Indianapolis, IN called Butler. “In 2010, Butler was runner-up to Duke, after advancing all the way to the National Championship after defeating Michigan State in the Final Four. With a total enrollment of only 4,500 students, Butler is the smallest school to play for a national championship since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985. In 2011, the Bulldogs advanced to a second consecutive Championship appearance after defeating Virginia Commonwealth University. In the 2011 title game, Butler lost to the University of Connecticut.”

Almost everyone who wasn’t otherwise interested rooted for Butler, because it was the underdog Continue reading “U is for Underdog”