Definition Essay On Underdogs

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At first I didn’t quit understand the meaning of an “underdog”. Without reading and asking for the definition I really believed that this word was a term use to define some kind of a bad day at work (dog’s day). After reading the definition on Wikipedia I truly understood that I was wrong.

An underdog, as defined by Wikipedia is : a person or group in a competition, usually in sports and creative works, who is popularly expected to lose. The party, team, or individual expected to win is called the favorite or top dog. In the case where an underdog wins, the outcome is anupset. An "underdog bet" is a bet on the underdog or outsider for which the odds are generally higher.

As I red the two stories of Seabiscuit and Jason McElwain I truly understood
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Jason, with a mental disability overcame the odds by showing that being different as not an illness. With less experience than Seabiscuits and Red, Jason showed his teammate that he could play basketball has well as all of them. Being an assistant manager who had never played a game during the year, he was introduced at the last few minutes of the last game and became a hero at that moment but he showed everybody that he could play by scoring more points than everybody during the whole game.

He was an underdog because no one believed he could play basketball and he proved everybody wrong. He believed in himself and lived the present moment.

I’ve never really seen myself as an underdog but being the only girl in a family of four kids I think it makes me one. Since I have three brothers, we often do boys activities. They are very competitive and often thinks that I can’t be better then them. But a lot of times I win because I’m stronger then they are and I also have to prove them that I can play with them. So, like Seabicuits, Red and Jason, I’m not suppose to win against my brothers but more often then not I do…so I’m an underdog and very proud of it.

In conclusion I truly believe that there is an underdog in every one of us, you just have to believe in yourself and you will find a way to impress and surpass
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