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In American and Canadian sports, a Cinderella or "Cinderella Story" refers to a team or player who advances much further in a tournament than expected. Cinderellas tend to gain much media and fan attention as they move closer to the championship game at the end of the tournament. The term comes from the end of the fairy tale Cinderella, and its idea is that one can unexpectedly achieve success after a period of obscurity. The usage was popularized by Bill Murray in the 1980 hit movie Caddyshack where he pretends as the announcer to his own golf fantasy: "Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion."[1] Murray is said to have improvised the scene in one take from two lines of stage direction. This movie quote has been named to AFI's Top 100, one of only a few that are sports related. A sport consists of a physical activity or skill carried out with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of a skill, or some combination of these. ... A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a single sport or game. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... For other uses, see Cinderella (disambiguation). ... William James Bill Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-, Golden Globe-, and BAFTA-winning American comedian and actor. ... The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... Caddyshack is a 1980 U.S. comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian Doyle-Murray, Ramis and Douglas Kenney. ... William James Bill Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-, Golden Globe-, and BAFTA-winning American comedian and actor. ... Part of the AFI 100 Years. ...


Referring somewhat inaccurately to the plot details of the classic Cinderella story, the media will debate whether the given "Cinderella" team or player will "turn into a pumpkin", i.e. to fail to win the prize, and to then return to its former obscurity. It was the carriage that turned into a pumpkin at midnight, not Cinderella herself. Another popular term is "strike midnight" when a Cinderella team does finally get beat.


Prior to the widespread use of "Cinderella" in this way, the more common term for unexpected and dramatic success was "Miracle", as in the "Miracle Braves" of 1914, the "Miracle of Coogan's Bluff" in 1951, the "Miracle Mets" of 1969, and the "Miracle on Ice" in 1980. Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... The Shot Heard Round the World In baseball, the Shot Heard Round the World is the term given to the walk-off home run hit by New York Giants outfielder Bobby Thomson off Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca at the Polo Grounds to win the National League pennant at 3... The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history, as that particular Orioles squad was (and still is by some baseball pundits) considered to be one of... U.S. captain Mike Eruzione(left) celebrates with Bill Baker (center) moments after scoring the decisive goal against the Soviet Union. ...


In the United Kingdom, by contrast, a Cinderella team is one which usually underachieves (for example the Spanish football team), or is overshadowed by more successful neighbours (for example, Tranmere Rovers by Liverpool and Everton). This refers to the early part of the Cinderella fairy tale, where the heroine is downtrodden. A U.S.-style Cinderella team would be a surprise package or surprise packet, and their success would be termed a fairy-tale run. First international  Spain 1 - 0 Denmark  (Brussels, Belgium; 28 August 1920) Biggest win  Spain 13 - 0 Bulgaria  (Madrid, Spain; 21 May 1933) Biggest defeat  Italy 7 - 1 Spain  (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 4 June 1928)  England 7 - 1 Spain  (London, England; 9 December 1931) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1934) Best... Tranmere Rovers Football Club are an English football club, based in Birkenhead, Merseyside. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ...


A related concept is the giant-killer, which refers to a lesser competitor who defeats a favorite. The name reflects such stories as David and Goliath, and Jack the Giant-Killer. David faces Goliath in single combat. ... Jack the Giant Killer is a fairy tale. ...

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Examples of (North America-style) "Cinderellas"

Ice hockey

U.S. captain Mike Eruzione(left) celebrates with Bill Baker (center) moments after scoring the decisive goal against the Soviet Union. ... The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in February 13 through February 24, 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. ... The Soviet national ice hockey team, or USSR national ice hockey team (Russian: Сборная СССР по хоккею с шайбой) was the most dominant amateur hockey team in international play between 1954 and 1991. ...

Baseball

  • Colorado Rockies (2007) - The Rockies were traditionally known for being the National League's perennial cellar dwellers, but in the month of September, the Rockies won 13 of their last 14 games. After winning the wild card tiebreaker game against the San Diego Padres, the Rockies went on to sweep the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLDS and Arizona Diamondbacks in the NLCS, and won their first national league pennant.
  • Boston Red Sox (2004) - The Red Sox broke their 86-year losing streak by winning the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. It was also the first unprecedented comeback against their long time rival, The New York Yankees, where they defeat them after losing the first three games in the ALCS.
  • Florida Marlins (2003) - The Marlins used a strong second half to win the World Series, after upsets against the San Francisco Giants, the Chicago Cubs, and the New York Yankees. The 2003 NCLS was especially memorable for the Marlins' rally and another Cubs collapse.
  • Anaheim Angels (2002) - The Angels win their first world championship in their 41-year history. The Halos finished the regular season in second place in the American League West standings to the Oakland Athletics, ending up making the playoffs as the American League wild card qualifier. Nevertheless, they put together a magical postseason run, upsetting the mighty New York Yankees in the ALDS, defeating the Minnesota Twins in the ALCS to win the American League pennant, and going the distance against the San Francisco Giants in the World Series to clinch the title.
  • New York Yankees (1996) - The Bronx Bombers win their first title in 18 years, upsetting the heavy favorite Atlanta Braves in the World Series.
  • New York Mets (1969) - The New York Mets win their first ever World Series title after beating the heavily favored 109 win Baltimore Orioles in the 1969 World Series; previously the Mets finished last or next-to-last in the National League every year.
  • New York Giants (1954) - The then-New York Giants sweep the 111 win Cleveland Indians in the 1954 World Series in one of the greatest World Series upsets in baseball history.

Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rox, Blake Street Bombers. ... Location Coors Field (Since 1995) Denver, Colorado (Since 1993) 2007 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Clint Hurdle Local television FSN Rocky Mountain KTVD (My 20) Local radio KOA AM The Colorado Rockies 2007 season started off with the Colorado Rockies trying to improve on their 2006 record and win the... On October 1, 2007, after both the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies finished the regular season with records of 89-73, the Rockies hosted the National Leagues first wild card playoff since 1999. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... The 2007 National League Division Series (NLDS) will take place at the end of the baseball season of 2007 and will pit the winners of the divisions plus the wildcard against each other. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... The 2007 National League Championship Series (NLCS) is the second round of the 2007 National League playoffs. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Location Fenway Park (Since 1912) Boston, Massachusetts (Since 1901) 2004 Information Owner(s) John Henry Tom Werner Larry Lucchino Manager(s) Terry Francona Local television NESN Local radio WEEI The Boston Red Sox 2004 season is the 103rd Major League Baseball season for the Boston Red Sox franchise. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Location Pro Player Stadium (Since 1993) Miami Gardens, Florida (Since 1993) 2003 Information Owner(s) Jeffrey Loria Manager(s) Jeff Torborg and Jack McKeon Local television FSN Florida Local radio WQAM WQBA (Spanish) The 2003 Florida Marlins were the National League Wild Card Winners, the National League Champions, and the... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... This article is under construction. ... The American League West Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The 2002 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 2002 American League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 1, and ended on Sunday, October 6, with the champions of the three AL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... The 2002 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the Wild Card Champion Anaheim Angels and the Central Division Champion Minnesota Twins. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... Dates October 19, 2002–October 27, 2002 MVP Troy Glaus (Anaheim) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Jerry Crawford, Mike Reilly, Tim McClelland, Tim Tschida, Mike Winters, Angel Hernandez The 2002 World Series featured the Anaheim Angels (American League) and the San Francisco Giants (National League... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Location Yankee Stadium (Since 1976) New York City, New York (Since 1903) 1996 Information Owner(s) George Steinbrenner Manager(s) Joe Torre Local television MSG Network WPIX (WB 11) Local radio WABC-AM The New York Yankees 1996 season was the 94th season for the Yankees. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... The 1996 World Series matched the defending champion Atlanta Braves against the New York Yankees, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first championship since 1978, and their 23rd overall. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World... Location Shea Stadium (Since 1964) New York, New York (Since 1962) 1969 Information Owner(s) unknown Manager(s) Gil Hodges Local television unknown Local radio WFAN WADO (Spanish) The New York Mets 1969 season was the 8th regular season for the Mets. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history, as that particular Orioles squad was (and still is by some baseball pundits) considered to be one of... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. ...

American football

Super Bowl XLII will be the 42nd annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) champions. ... NFC may refer to any of the following things: Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad, A division of Department of Atomic Energy. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Super Bowl XLII will be the 42nd annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) champions. ... Vince Lombardi Trophy The Vince Lombardi Trophy is the trophy awarded each year to the winning team of the National Football Leagues annual championship game, the Super Bowl. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in... Date January 26, 2003 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Dexter Jackson, Safety Favorite Raiders by 4 National anthem Dixie Chicks and Celine Dion (God Bless America) Coin toss 1972 Miami Dolphins: Don Shula, Bob Griese, Larry Csonka, Larry Little, Jim Langer, Nick Buoniconti, Paul Warfield Referee Bill Carollo... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Drew McQueen Bledsoe (born February 14, 1972) is a former American football quarterback in the NFL known best for his almost eight years of starting for the New England Patriots. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... Date February 3, 2002 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback (New England) Favorite Rams by 14 National anthem Mariah Carey Coin toss George H. W. Bush and Roger Staubach Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime show U2 Attendance 72,922 TV in the United States Network FOX... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Trent Jason Green (born July 9, 1970 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins[1] of the National Football League. ... Kurtis Eugene Warner (born June 22, 1971, Burlington, Iowa) is a professional American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. ... Date January 30, 2000 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Kurt Warner, Quarterback Favorite Rams by 7 National anthem Faith Hill Coin toss Super Bowl IV participants: Bud Grant, Lamar Hunt, Bobby Bell, Paul Krause, Willie Lanier, Alan Page, and Jan Stenerud Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Phil Collins... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press,[1] to the player who is considered most valuable in the league. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... Note: There were three earlier and unrelated major American professional football leagues of the same name: One in 1926, one in 1936-1937 and one in 1940-1941. ... NFL redirects here. ... League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Royal Blue, White Mascot Blue Personnel Owner Jim Irsay General Manager Bill Polian Head Coach Tony Dungy...

College Football

On Forest Drive looking between the College of Education and the Nursing building towards the College of Information Technology. ... // Basic Information Northwestern University athletics logo Head Coach: Pat Fitzgerald Stadium: Ryan Field Conference: Big Ten All-Time Win/Loss/Tie Record as of 2006: 449-596-44 Big Ten Championships: 1903, 1926, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1995, 1996, 2000 Trophy Game: Sweet Sioux Tomahawk - University of Illinois History The Northwestern... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For other uses of the term Big Ten see Big Ten (disambiguation). ... The 2006 Boise State Broncos football team represented Boise State University in the 2006 college football season. ... The 2006 NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) football season, or the college football season, began on August 31, 2006 and, aside from all-star exhibition games that follow, concluded with the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship Game on January 8, 2007 in Glendale, Arizona, USA, where the... The 2006 Oklahoma Sooners football team will represent the University of Oklahoma in the college football season of 2006-2007. ... 2007 Fiesta Bowl Bowl Game Boise State Broncos at Oklahoma Sooners Oklahoma Sooners (11-3) 42 January 1, 2007 - University of Phoenix Stadium The 2007 Fiesta Bowl Game was a college football bowl game sponsored by Tostitos. ... The 2006 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team represented Wake Forest University during the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. ... The athletic teams at the University of Arizona are known as the Arizona Wildcats. ... The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ...

Basketball

Milan is a town in Ripley County, Indiana, United States. ... See also: 1953 in sports, other events of 1954, 1955 in sports and the list of years in sports. // 1954 World Championships Mens all-around champion: Viktor Chukarin, USSR Womens all-around champion: Galina Rudko, USSR Team competition champions: mens - USSR; womens - USSR NASCAR Championship... This page is about the movie Hoosiers. Hoosiers is also the nickname of Indiana University athletic teams; see Indiana Hoosiers. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Wichita Southeast High School is a public high school located in Wichita, Kansas, USA. It belongs to Unified School District #259. ... Wichita South High School is part of Wichita Public Schools USD 259. ... Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Georgetown University is a Jesuit private university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Father John Carroll founded the school in 1789, though its roots extend back to 1634. ... North Carolina State University Seal North Carolina State University is an institution of higher learning located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... This article is about NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... NBA redirects here. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a retired American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... Height: 6-6 Weight: 210 lbs Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Mid Major is a term mainly used in American college basketball and to a lesser extent college football to describe schools not affiliated with a BCS or other major conference. ... The 2006 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ...

Soccer

  • Denmark (Euro 92 champions) – Denmark won the tournament, having only qualified as replacement team for Yugoslavia, who were disqualified because of international sanctions during Yugoslav wars.
  • Greece (Euro 2004 champions) – Greece were underdogs who were heavily favoured to go out in the first round, yet they went on to win the final.
  • Iraq (2007 Asian Cup champions) – Iraq's unexpected run to the crown was widely viewed as either a respite or a beacon of hope for a country torn by war and divided by bitter ethnic and religious feuds.
  • South Korea (2002 World Cup 4th place) - South Korea became the first Asian team to reach the final four of the world cup. The South Koreans, who were ranked by FIFA at #40 at the time, advanced by upsetting some very high ranked teams; #5 Portugal, #6 Italy, and #8 Spain.
  • Once Caldas (Copa Libertadores 2004) – After taking out giants Vélez Sársfield , Santos and São Paulo, they went on to the finals against defending champions Boca Juniors, after a 0-0 tie in the first leg at La Bombonera, they went on to a 1-1 draw in the second leg, and shockingly winning 2-0 the penalty shoutout.

The 1992 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 92) final tournament was hosted by Sweden. ... First international Czechoslovakia 7 - 0 Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Antwerp, Belgium; 28 August 1920) Last International as SFR Yugoslavia[2] Netherlands 2 - 0 Yugoslavia (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 25 March 1992) Biggest win Yugoslavia 10 - 1 India (Helsinki, Finland; 15 July 1952) Yugoslavia 9 - 0 Zaire (Gelsenkirchen, Germany; 18 June... Euro 2004 Logo The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called Euro 2004, was held in Portugal between 12 June and 4 July 2004. ... Underdogs was an album released by the now-defunct Matthew Good Band in 1997, as a followup to the 1995 album Last Of The Ghetto Astronauts. ... The Asian Football Confederations 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals are currently being held from July 7 to July 29, 2007. ... First international South Korea 5 - 3 Mexico (London, England; August 2, 1948) Largest win South Korea 16 - 0 Nepal (Incheon, Rep. ... 2002 World Cup redirects here. ... Corporación Deportiva Once Caldas, usually known simply as Once Caldas, is a Colombian football (soccer) team, based in Manizales. ... The 2004 edition of the Copa Libertadores was the 44th in the tournaments history. ... Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield is an Argentine sports club best known for its football team, based in the Liniers neighborhood of western Buenos Aires. ... Santos Futebol Clube, usually known simply as Santos, is a Brazilian football team from Santos, São Paulo state, Brazil. ... São Paulo Futebol Clube, usually called São Paulo FC or just São Paulo, is a traditional Brazilian football team from São Paulo, founded on January 25, 1930, and re-founded on December 16, 1935. ... Club Atlético Boca Juniors is one of the most popular Argentine sports clubs, best known for its football team. ...

Examples of Cinderellas that did not win the championship

Basketball

  • New York Knicks (1998/99 NBA season)- During the 1998-99 NBA Playoffs, the Knicks became the only 8th seed team to make the NBA Finals.

Knicks redirects here. ...

Football

City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ... Conference National Division Eastern Year founded 1999 Home arena Nationwide Arena City, State Columbus, Ohio Head Coach Doug Kay ArenaBowl championships 0 Conference titles 0 Division titles 1: 2007 Wild Card berths 3: 2000, 2002, 2007 The Columbus Destroyers are an Arena Football League team. ... For the 2007 Arena Football League season, see 2007 Arena Football League season. ... Chargers redirects here. ... The 2006 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the college football season of 2006-2007. ...

References

  1. ^ "Soundclip of Bill Murray in Caddyshack", MovieSoundsCentral. Retrieved on 2007-2-26. 
  • http://people.howstuffworks.com/march-madness5.htm
  • http://www.gazette.uwo.ca/2004/March/26/sports2.asp

See also

An underdog is a person or group in a competition, frequently in electoral politics, sports, and creative works, who is popularly expected to lose. ... This article describes dark horse candidates. ...

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