Call them Bulldogs. Call them Underdogs. Call them Wonderdogs. Call them CHAMPIONS!
The College World Series was played in Omaha, Nebraska, but the way Fresno State pulled off upset after shocking upset to win the title was pure Hollywood. The Bulldogs had to win their conference tournament just to get invited to the field of 64. They stayed alive with victories in six elimination games. They knocked off #3 Arizona State in the Super Regionals, then #6 Rice and #2 North Carolina twice to get to the championship round. When they beat the other Bulldogs from Georgia, they became the first regional 4-seed to win a national championship and became the lowest-seeded team in college sports history to claim an NCAA team championship.
Their Cinderella run brings to mind other amazing sports feats that happened unexpectedly, including the 1969 NY Mets winning the World Series, the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team winning the Gold Medal, the 1985 Villanova Wildcats winning the NCAA Basketball Tournament, the 2006 George Mason Patriots reaching the NCAA Final Four and the 2007 NY Giants winning the Super Bowl.
Where this achievement ranks among those greatest Cinderella stories is debatable. That it should be mentioned in the same breath is not.
THERE IT IS!