The Underdoggs Ending Explained – Do the ‘Underdoggs’ win the championship?

The Underdoggs Plot Summary

Jaycen Jennings (Snoop Dogg) is a failed ex-professional football player who has hit rock bottom in his life. To make matters worse, he is sentenced to community service picking up dog poo in the park, where he reconnects with an ex-girlfriend, Cherise (Tika Sumpter), and ends up playing football with her son and his team before agreeing to coach the failing team, turning them from ‘underdoggs’ into winners, and turning his life around in the process.

Does Jaycen choose the job at Fox or the championship game?

Things are going well as Jaycen and his team of misfits head for their championship game. However, Jaycen is offered a job as a commentator on the Fox channel, but unfortunately, the job he’s been hoping to get coincides with the day of the championship game. 

Jaycen chooses the job but feels so guilty that he’s letting the kids down, so he walks away from it and heads to the game to everyone’s surprise. Jaycen tells them they are his real family and urges them on to win the game under his management. 

What happens during the game? 

The game starts poorly for the team as they go head-to-head with a team managed by Jaycen’s enemy, Chip Collins. The first half ends in a disappointing fashion as the kids regroup to plan the second half.

Tre tells them not to give up in the face of adversity, as this is what they have become accustomed to during their lives. The kids march out onto the field, ready to give it their all in the game.

How does The Underdoggs end? 

The score is close when the team decide to go for a ‘trick play’ in the final leg. The team gives it their all but unfortunately, they don’t win. However, the team is in good spirits and Jaycen is proud of them and tells them one loss doesn’t define your career, or your life for that matter. He tells them it’s their attitude that matters and that failure should be the fuel to succeed in the future. 

As for Jaycen, he is also fine as a livestream of the game could fuel his popularity leading to him getting his job back. But if he doesn’t, he has found something he loves in coaching the kids, so it’s a win-win. 

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