Sunday, July 27, 2008

Five Silly Winning Quotes

The Summer Olympics are almost here. Once again, there will be talk about teamwork, and winning, and all that. While winning is fine, we can’t all win. Someone has to lose. So, here are some of the silly quotes about winning.

1. "Losing is not an option."

Well, if you already know you’re going to win, then what’s the point?

2. “There’s no ‘I’ in team.”

There’s also no “win” in team, either. Sorry, I guess this is not the game for me.

3. “No pain, no gain.”

Okay. You win.

4. “Winning is not everything, it is the only thing!”

Then what is losing?

5. "Nobody remembers who came in second."

No one remembers who got first place in the Tug of War at the 1908 Summer Olympics either.

Why it's okay to lose.

As Bill Murray put it in the movie Meatballs:

“And even if we win, if we win, HAH! Even if we play so far above our heads that our noses bleed for a week to ten days; even if God in Heaven above points his hand at our side of the field; even if every man woman and child joined hands together and prayed for us to win, it just wouldn't matter because all the really good looking girls would still go out with the guys from Mohawk because they've got all the money! It just doesn't matter if we win or if we lose. IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER!“

The team listens to him, and does the right thing:

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