Skip Nav
40 Hilarious Costumes For the Funniest Couples
20 Sweet and Sentimental Gifts For Every Type of Couple
Gift Guide
Christmas Queens — These 22 Products Will Fuel Your Holiday Obsession

Dear Poll: Who Do You Root for?

For some reason, I like winners to win. I like to see the jock dating the head of the cheerleading squad, but I have a lot of friends who are always rooting for the underdog — they want the self-proclaimed nerd to take the most popular girl in school to the prom. I'm not sure what it says about me that I want the champs to keep winning, but what I want to know is, who do you root for? The underdog or the champion?


Around The Web
Join The Conversation
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
I can see why people root for champions, because they can take on mythic proportions. They are the dependable heroes. But I usually prefer an underdog that plays with a lot of heart. That way every worthy person has a taste of victory.
mfern64 mfern64 8 years
I like the underdog to lon as they are not playing against my team!
annebreal annebreal 8 years
A little bit of both for me. In sports, I like underdog stories UNLESS they're against my team, then screw 'em, lol. I'm a loyal fan through good and bad. In life I cheer for the underdog.
-Maryan- -Maryan- 8 years
I root for the underdogs!!
DecemberBaby DecemberBaby 8 years
I love the underdog. I'm always the undedog rooter. Even when it's good guy bad guy types of situations. Most of the time I want the villian to win. Never seems to happen that way but I have faith for the future!
demeter demeter 8 years
Underdogs of course. Though I like seeing underdogs with underdogs not with champions.
reeveske reeveske 8 years
i gotta root for the underdog-i was one in hs so i just relate to them more
InfernalMari InfernalMari 8 years
I guess you've just never been the underdog! Lucky you!
maddiemay maddiemay 8 years
I like the underdog to win.. UNLESS.. it's one of the teams I'm a fan of and rooting for! :-) Rock Chalk Jayhawk.. Go KU!!
Amanda-La Amanda-La 8 years
I think you may be alone on this one Dear. But good for you for sticking to your own feelings and not compromising. Cheers to you!
totonlaura totonlaura 8 years
I love the under dog it always makes for a good story. My nephew plays soccer and his team had never won a game util yesterday. I love it CONGRATS to my nephew and his team.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I like to see the underdog win every now and again!
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 8 years
I always root for the underdog...keeps things interesting! lol :D
XSofieX XSofieX 8 years
I like it when the champion is challenged by an unlikely player!
nikodarling nikodarling 8 years
How can you not like to see the under dog win? I love a feel good story.
Bald Bride's Wedding Photos (Video)
Newlyweds Moving In Together
Tech Obsession Study
Best Sex, Love, and Dating Tips From 2011
How to Avoid a Holiday Sex Slump
Teen Sexting Facts and Figures
List of European Traditions

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds