Jan 8, 2010
Stories of people betting on something with very bad odds, mostly because they have no other choice.
- Host Ira Glass talks to Leo Paur, coach of a high school football team in Utah that hasn't won a game in two and ahalf seasons, about how he motivates his team to keep going after so many crushing defeats. Namely: You decide that you're about to turn things around. You decide that you are the miracle long shot team that will come from behind and beats the odds. Case in point, the 2009 Kentucky Derby, whose winner was the second-biggest long shot in the history of that race. You can watch video of that win here. (8 minutes)
Calvin Borel celebrates his victory aboard Mine That Bird. Image by Amber MacPherson.