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The Fisher King

Updated: January 18, 2008, 2:50 PM ET
By Brian Kamenetzky | EXPN.com

We are a society that claims to love surprises and embrace upsets. We've all seen Hoosiers, we've all dabbed away tears while watching those plucky, short-shorted Indiana lads. But in reality, America loves superstars. More specifically, we love superstars who make mincemeat out of their overmatched competition, enforcing and re-enforcing the notion that they are invincible. Michael Jordan. Tiger Woods.

Shaun White. Senor Blanco. Herr Winter X.

Heading into the event, the ...

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