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Posted by Tony Massarotti, Globe Staff October 8, 2010 10:02 AM
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Dumbest arguments in sports
"It was an aggressive mistake." Maybe so. Or maybe it was a stupid mistake. Frequently, discretion is the better part of valor. Think a little.
"There’s no I in team." Technically, this is true. But there is a (it)me(end). Lots of winning teams have had selfish players. You just can’t have too many of them.
"They lack leadership." Good one. Generally, good players are leaders. If you don’t have enough leaders, it probably means you don’t have enough good players. Get it?
"Defense wins championships." Wrong. Defense keeps you in it. Balance wins championships. Someone made this up because no one likes to play defense.
"He’s never won a title." Maybe this works in golf … or in tennis … or in bowling. How can we preach T-E-A-M and then blame individuals? Dumb.
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Tony Massarotti is a Globe sportswriter and has been writing about sports in Boston for the last 19 years. A lifelong Bostonian, Massarotti graduated from Waltham High School and Tufts University. He was voted the Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year by his peers in 2000 and 2008 and has been a finalist for the award on several other occasions. This blog won a 2008 EPpy award for "Best Sports Blog".
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