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.
By celebrating the underdog mentality, our mission is to inspire you to conquer obstacles and become the greatest version of yourself.
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:
- Francis Ngannou: From Poverty & Homelessness to The Most Intimidating Fighter in the UFC
- Exclusive Interview: Super Bowl Champion OL Jermon Bushrod on His Journey & Charity Foundation
- Jessica Mendoza Blazed The Trail for Female Sports Analysts
- 2-Star Recruits Who Made it to The NFL
- From Nothing (Literally) to Something: José de Jesús Rodriguez’s Rise From Poverty to a Spot on The PGA Tour
- Netflix’s Battered Bastards of Baseball is Not Your Typical Underdog Story
Hustle & Motivate – A documentary-style look at real-life underdog stories. Guests share their tales of overcoming adversity through raw and honest storytelling.
Sneaky Plays – Under-the-radar picks for your DFS lineups and insider looks to beat the odds during the NFL season.
The Underdog Newsletter:
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!
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