August 25, 2009 at 8:46 am

One-Man Shows in Team Sports

by twistedsifter

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“There’s no ‘I’ in Team”
“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it”
Together Everyone Achieves More”

We’ve all heard the cliches about teamwork and unity. How a chain is only as strong as its weakest link; that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; and that no man is an island. But sometimes, individual talent does win. Sometimes, one person can triumph over many. In sports, we call them one-man shows, and sometimes it’s just best to sit back and watch them do their thing.


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Oglitch-kin (make sure you press the HD button for maximum viewing pleasure!)


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The magnitude of this game only adds to the show

Take the magnitude from the game above and triple it


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As a die-hard Raptors fan it was hard to post this

The origin of FTW at 1:14?

I debated including football for two reasons:
1. NFL is vigilant in removing football clips from YouTube
2. Even the greatest individual plays require the assistance of teammates, whether it be good blocking, a brilliant pass, or ridiculous catch

Regardless, they’re still highlights and how can you not include football?

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