"No matter what the stats may say, and the experts may think, and the commentators may have predicted, when the race is on, all bets are off. Don't be surprised if somebody decides to flip the script and take a pass on yelling, "Uncle!" And then suddenly, as the old saying goes, "We got ourselves a game!"
The race is on, kittens. Let's win this thing.
H/T: Top Notch Commenter RG