Versus 2009 Trailer: “The Underdog”

“Don't be surprised if someone decides to flip the script and take a pass on yelling uncle. And then suddenly as the old saying goes, we’ve got ourselves a game.“<

This is a 2009 trailer for the “Versus” network (now called the NBC sports network). The visuals paired with the song “First Breath After a Coma” by Explosions in the Sky create an emotional canvas to listen to an amazing speech about the underdog.

This video is a great listen right before a big game or when you’re getting ready to work out.

Full Speech:

“Here’s the thing that makes life so interesting. The theory of evolution claims that only the strong shall survive. Maybe so…maybe so…But the theory of competition says just because they’re the strong doesn’t mean they cant get their ass’s kicked.

That’s right. See what every long shot, come from behind underdog will tell you is this. The other guy may in fact be the favorite, the odds maybe stacked against you, fair enough. But what the odds don’t know is this isn’t a math test.

This is a completely different kind of test. One where passion has a funny way of trumping logic. So before you step up to the starting line, before the whistle blows, and the clock starts ticking. Just remember out here the results don’t always add up. No matter what the stats may say, and the experts may think, and the commentators may have predicted, when the race is on all bets are off. Don’t be surprised if someone decides to flip the script and take a pass on yelling uncle. And then suddenly as the old saying goes, we’ve got ourselves a game.”