5) Second place
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Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Updated: Thursday, November 5, 2009 17:11
I don't think there's anything else SAVW appreciate more than a good second place finish. Whether it's losing the lead, or coming from behind to take second place, it's still an honor to be the first in line to bend over for the actual winner. We salute the under-achiever that's ready and willing to just settle for the next best thing.
Hillary Clinton came in second place to Monica Lewinsky in her own marriage, and now she's running for president. The New England Patriots lost Superbowl XLII to the New York Giants, but Tom Brady isn't sweating it, he's still one of the sexiest men alive according to People magazine. Al Gore was runner-up to Bush due to Florida's inability to vote correctly, and now he's saving the polar bears so we don't have to. The Soviet Union took a back seat to the United States in 1980 after the miracle on ice, but now everyone's a winner and banking off of the Disney smash hit over 20 years later.
Hell, The Voice is still considered the "other" second publication on campus by the CJN department, but it's yet to keep SAVW from doing their thing.
Every day, runner-ups are proving themselves worthy of the spotlight. It doesn't always mean they get the assumed attention, but when it comes down to brawling for it, they almost always come out on top. Almost.
Third and fourth place have nothing on them; they still make way more decorative trophies for second place. Most of us are getting tired of cobalt blue on just about anything, never mind a ribbon.
After all, the saying goes, first is the worst, and second is actually the best.