Culture / Sports / Thinking / March 20, 2012

March Madness, Underdogs, and Unlikely Heroes

We are in the throes of March Madness, and with it comes some of the greatest sports narratives we have all year. Here is my take on a portion of that as published today at WorldMag.com

Sport is athletic narrative. Every season, every contest consists of plotlines woven together into a single story. Like in a good book, small characters and single moments that combine to shape the outcome affect the sporting event’s story line. As a sports fan, it is wonderful to untangle the web of plots and characters in a given game or season in order to learn what made the outcome so. There is so much character, drama, sequence, and dynamism to be absorbed from sports in much the same we absorb them from good stories.

The underdog story is a narrative that captures imaginations like few others 

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For Christians, though, the underdog story should be even dearer to the heart. Unlikely heroes are the threads of our narrative.

The full story can be read HERE




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