Live Poll: Real Life Underdogs in Sport

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An 'underdog' is a person or group with less power, money, etc., who is expected to lose in a contest or battle.Who is your favourite real life underdog? Or; which underdog seems the most inspiring to you?My list: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls020060989/#1I'm making a second poll called "Fictional Underdogs in Sport"

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/ANq0GG_n2hU/
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 Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards
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What is your avatar?
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Herb Brooks / United States Ice Hockey Team

I attended the University of Minnesota when Herb Brooks coached the US Olympic Hockey Team. Many of the members of the team were on the University of Minnesota Hockey team and from Minnesota.
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That's cool! That makes the movie extra special.
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The semicolon you have in the second sentence should be a comma.

The description of the "underdog-ness" of Micky Ward doesn't seem to really apply in this situation. He's more of an underdog because of the drama brought on by his family - Dicky's bad behavior and the rest of the family's (and his girlfriend's) big mouths and big opinions messed with him and his training. 

In McFarland, USA, it was a high school cross-country team, not a college football team.

For Cool Runnings, it should be the JamaicaN Bobsleigh team.

In the US we don't say "European American." The first sentence of the Remember the Titans description should be "The white head coach of the Titans is replaced by an African American coach from North Carolina." 

Your description for Swimming Upstream is two fragments - they need to be combined into one sentence. "Tony Fingleton, a young man from a troubled family, has always been overshadowed in his father's eyes by his brothers."

For the final spot I suggestion Race, about Jesse Owens going to the 1936 Olympics.
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Thank you for all the good feedback!

I used the comma instead of the semicolon.
I changed the McFarland sport into: Cross-country running.
It now says 'Jamaican Bobsleigh Team' and 'white head coach'.

Description for Micky Ward is now: Micky Ward is trying to live up to his older brother Dicky, who became famous for knocking out Sugar Ray Leonard. That isn't easy because Dicky, now a crack addict, remains Micky's boxing trainer despite his unreliability.

Description for Tony Fingleton is now: Tony has always been overshadowed in his father's eyes by his brothers. Nothing Tony did was ever good enough and he is systematically ignored or belittled.

I haven't seen Race (2016), but I can't find a factor what makes him an underdog. In Hitler's eyes he is the underdog. And he have to fight racism. But I don't think it's a underdog story. He seems superior with all the winning and the gold medals.
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 Jamaican National Bobsled Team

I remember watching them at the Olympics, very inspiring.


You consider chess a sport?


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I thought about it and I removed the chess underdog.
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Errors that need to be fixed:
Rush - FormulA One
Radio - it is high school football, not college
The Longshots - it is Pop Warner football, not college
Remember the Titans - it is high school football, not college
Friday Night Lights - it is high school football, not college

And in American English (which is what IMDb follows) the correct title is "Real Life Underdogs in SportS"
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Thanks. It's re-pushed.
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Two women out of 33 options. Where's Title IX when you need it?