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In this weekend's 148th running of the Kentucky Derby, a last-minute entry named Rich Strike - an 80-1 shot - came up the rail for one of the greatest upsets in Churchill Downs history.

KC's View:

It is, of course, possible to overuse sports as a metaphor for business and life.

But the "it ain't over 'til it's over" performance of Rich Strike certainly offers underdogs everywhere some level of hope about succeeding even in the face of daunting odds.

The New York Mets aren't exactly underdogs;  when you've been bought by one of the richest men in sports, you give up the right to use that sobriquet.  But they proved much the same thing last Thursday night when, in the ninth inning, they stormed back from a 7-1 deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-7.