Lane Johnson went from underdog to Super Bowl champion this season and he sold a whole lot of dog masks along the way.
Johnon embraced the underdog role more literally than many of his teammates and wore a dog mask after the Eagles playoff victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The rest, as they say, is history.
Jason Kelce helped elevate the underdog narrative to legendary status with his parade day speech about hungry dogs running faster.
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The Eagles status as one of the greatest underdog champions of all time has been cemented.
You know who is not an underdog... ever? The New York Yankees. So when Lane saw the cover of today's New York Daily News with the Yankees in a dog masks, he was not having it.
In the Daily News' defense, the cover is playing up an article by Mike Mazzeo that says the Yankees can't really embrace an underdog card because they have a $200 million payroll. It's not #FakeNews, Lane, as much as it's poking fun at Yankees GM Brian Cashman attempting to paint the Bronx Bombers as the underdogs relative to the AL East division champs up in Boston. "We're ‘The Little Engine That Could,'" Cashman told a New York radio station.
Yeah, the Little Engine on the Death Star maybe.
The Yankees were World Series favorite at 5/1, per Westgate, ahead of even the Astros last time we checked. So let the NYDN have their fun, just know that they're laughing along the way.