Sunday, May 06, 2007

Underdog

Pic Source : http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/top-dog.html

An underdog is a person or group in a competition, frequently in electoral politics, sports, and creative works, who is popularly expected to lose. The party expected to win is called the favorite or top dog. If the underdog wins, the event is known as an upset. These terms are commonly used in sports betting.
The origin of the word "underdog" comes from naval shipbuilding when the planks of wood were sawn for their construction. The logs of wood were placed over a pit on planks of wood called "dogs" (a bit like fire dogs). The senior sawsman stood on top of the plank and he was the overdog. The junior had to go into the pit and saw and of course he got covered in saw dust. He was the "underdog".
_
You are no match for her !
She will make mince meat out of you !
Not very encouraging words my daughter faces, but today she is facing a much more tougher opponent who is elder and bigger in her field of sport.
Even her coach has told her you have got nothing to lose as you are the underdog.
She might be smaller but she is definitely more athletic... Besides they have never come across each other.
My daughter says she feels nervous at the start. I have been at the same sport but in a team event where we could always encourage each other and knew there was someone behind you, someone to take the burden when you felt tired and someone to encourage you.
I can feel her loneliness, when all the hard work, blood & sweat spilt during the past year will be rewarded or just "DIDN'T WE TELL YOU SO" in the next few minutes
My heart goes to my daughter and i would like to see the victorious smile in her face :)
Well the underdog is sleeping peacefully(after her practice yesterday) till i wake her and i can't sleep so i thought i would share my nervousness :)
I FEEL LIKE AN UNDERDOG, CAN JUST PRAY !

4 Comments:

Blogger Jeevan said...

I too pray and wish for her best:)

20:44  
Blogger Usha said...

what stupid coach would say tht to a kid? hope she sheds her nervousness :) and win the game.

08:11  
Blogger smiley said...

My daughter did give a good fight though she lost very close. It was a very good experience for her and will help her in her future :)

22:51  
Blogger Sree's Views said...

Good luck to her :)

08:37  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home