If I had a dollar for every time I heard leading up to last night’s title game that the pressure was on Kentucky and Kansas was glad to be the underdog, I could have bought myself a damned nice dinner. And now the ladies are doing it, too.
“They have had a great season. They have one thing they want to do, same goal we have. And we’re back to being the underdog. Finally. Now, we can even be more loose, and the pressure is all on them.”
Can we stop with this already? There’s a reason your team is the underdog, Muffet: the other one is 39-0. Underdogs lose more often than not, especially when the opponent is freakin’ good. Try that pressure on for size.
If flying under the radar with lowered expectations was really the formula for success, Houston Nutt would still be coaching in the SEC. His reputation made a career out of that nonsense. The reality check was a bitch.