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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?


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UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 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 9 years
I like the underdog to lon as they are not playing against my team!
annebreal annebreal 9 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- 9 years
I root for the underdogs!!
DecemberBaby DecemberBaby 9 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 9 years
Underdogs of course. Though I like seeing underdogs with underdogs not with champions.
reeveske reeveske 9 years
i gotta root for the underdog-i was one in hs so i just relate to them more
InfernalMari InfernalMari 9 years
I guess you've just never been the underdog! Lucky you!
maddiemay maddiemay 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years
I like to see the underdog win every now and again!
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 9 years
I always root for the underdog...keeps things interesting! lol :D
XSofieX XSofieX 9 years
I like it when the champion is challenged by an unlikely player!
nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
How can you not like to see the under dog win? I love a feel good story.
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