Rocky Balboa had little to no chance of beating then heavyweight champ Apollo Creed back in 1976. He was out of shape, was a bum, and had wins against guys like Spider Rico to his credit.
But on that one night, the Italian Stallion showed us all what heart can do for a man as he took the champ the distance. Oh, what a movie for the underdogs and bums of the world.
Then of course sequels came along and made Rocky nearly invincible to 2000 lb. punches, but hey, we still love the story of the underdog fighter from Philly who went on to be one of the most popular fictional fighters of all time.
As for the real world, with college football on our doorsteps, who are the teams that are going to need a Rocky-like upset or two to see postseason light of day?
Each team on the list is one of those squads that many are taking to win four or five games, which means they are going to have to score an upset or two along the way if they want to go to college football's postseason.
There is one team from each conference who I think has the talent to win those four or five given games, and be able to spark a major upset or two along the way.
So yo Adrian, let's get started with the list.