ricky gervais couldn't have said it better:
"i think we play the loser well because england's full of them," he says. "we celebrate our losers, we celebrate our underdogs, we celebrate those people [...] whereas americans celebrate success. americans are brought up to believe they can be the next president of the united states. british people are told it won't happen to you. it sounds like a generalization, but it's true."
to all those losers who have made my life so great, i salute you!