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Welcome to the Super Bowl of Sausage, and the ultimate tribute to life's underdogs.

Welcome to the Super Bowl of Sausage, and the ultimate tribute to life's underdogs.

Meet America’s metaphor, the racing dachshund. Meet the biggest underdog of them all.

Modeled on a standard cannoli, with legs like baby cigars, a wiener dog doesn’t waste steps. With wheels like that, he’s also no one’s idea of a four-star recruit. Won’t ever rock the Rose Bowl or thrill an Olympic crowd.

Yet, stunningly quick, he can also cover 40 yards in a time somewhere between a musket ball and an NFL cornerback. Or, if he’s not in the mood, he’ll cover 40 yards not at all.

On Saturday night, 90 of them faced off in the 22nd Wiener Nationals at Los Alamitos Race Course, to raise money for a Seal Beach animal center. What we really had, though, was the...

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