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September 20, 2006

Rooting for the Underdog

As the baseball playoff races heat up and the NFL season kicks into high gear, sports fans everywhere will be chosing teams to root for, whether a perennial favorite or the classic underdog. Todd Wilkinson with the U's psychology department says that while favorite teams do have their loyal fan base, rooting for the underdog is a time-honored American tradition.

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