Welcome to The Home of The Underdog

Joker Mag is a media platform dedicated to inspiring underdog stories in sports.

Through powerful long-form stories and podcasts, we shine a light on the underrated and overlooked. The longshots, rejects, and misfits beating the odds and overcoming adversity.

Our mission is to show you that everyone goes through times of struggle – yes, even the superstar athletes you see on TV.

By celebrating the underdog mentality, we seek to inspire you to conquer obstacles and become the greatest version of yourself.

Our Content

Each month, thousands of readers look forward to our original long-form stories.

There’s something for everyone. Here are a few of our most popular stories to get you started:

Our Podcasts:

Hustle & Motivate podcast logo

Hustle & Motivate Shedding light on real-life underdog stories that don’t always get national attention. Guests share their tales of overcoming adversity in raw and honest conversations.

Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or Google Podcasts!

Sneaky Plays podcast logo

Sneaky Plays Under-the-radar picks for your DFS lineups and insider looks to beat the odds during the NFL season.

Listen on Apple PodcastsStitcher, or Google Podcasts!

The Underdog Newsletter:

The Underdog Newsletter by Joker Mag

Every Tuesday, we blast out a bite-sized rundown of the best underdog stories in sports. Just the good stuff – articles, videos, and podcasts – handpicked from across the web and condensed into one short, bullet-point newsletter.

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Why “Joker Mag”?

The site’s mascot is named after our founder’s family bulldog, Joker. He was the runt of the litter and the O’Shea family picked him out after learning that he was the outcast that no one else wanted.

Joker has had a tough journey – overcoming two hip replacements, breathing problems, and other ailments. Joker is a literal underdog in every sense of the word and represents everything we’re about here.

In case you’re still wondering, he got his name from the black spot around his eye that’s reminiscent of the infamous Batman villain!

Contact Us

Pitching an underdog story, inquiring about sponsorship opportunities, or just want to say hi?

Email us at Founder [at] JokerMag [dot] com

The Underdog Newsletter

A bite-sized rundown of the best underdog stories in sports – handpicked and delivered to your inbox every Tuesday!

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