The well known cliche may be old and overused. However, if you’ve ever played team sports, you’re certainly aware of the timeless coaching cliché – there’s no “I” in team.
And, if you embrace teamwork and understand selflessness on the field, court, rink, pitch or diamond, then you’ve probably recited the cliche a million times while playing or talking about sports.
The No “I” in Team Sports Cliche Applies to All Sports
This adage applies to team sports at all levels – from youth leagues all the way up to the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and FIFA levels.
In this comic, the hockey coach pointing to the chalkboard reminds his players that hockey is a team sport and that selfishness will always need to take a back seat for the good of the squad.
However, the well meaning coach also appears a bit confused.
He looks around the entire locker room to discover that the team’s name has been intentionally misspelled.
The overt misspelling underscores the belief that there’s no “I” anywhere in team – as well as in the spelling of the Cheefs name, too!
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