Okay, so Spain winning the World Cup wasn’t a huge surprise. A reputation of being underachievers means that they’re supposed to be good. And they were the reigning European champs. And they had only lost one game in something like four years.
The Giants winning the World Series? With no offense and a tendency to make things as tortuous as possible? No way does anyone expect that to happen. Let alone the authoritative way they ended up winning.
And it gets weirder. Stanford football just won the Orange Bowl. I’m still unconvinced that we should even have a football team—let alone a good one—let alone a national-title contender. Is weird enough to be IN the Orange Bowl. It’s even weirder to win it. And it’s completely bizarre to win it comprehensively.
I’m not sure what to expect next. I don’t really follow any other teams which have traditions of avoiding success.