Winning rarely looks and feels the way we thought it would.

We watch others win and occasionally get a tantalizing whiff of gold ourselves, imagining how victory would taste.

When it does finally come, it often takes us by surprise.

We think we know the story.

We think we knew who the underdogs are, but when victory comes, we finally see that the real underdogs have gone unnoticed and unsupported, right under our very noses for decades.

And they win with all the grit and gumption we could ever want.

Victories like that can start a new era.