There’s no “I” in “team.”
They say this if you’re being a ball hog. Or in the corporate world where you’re always part of some team and where sports jargon is grossly overused.
On the basketball court, some people like to say “There’s no ‘D’ in ‘Eric.'” Cute and convenient. The only problem is that I actually do play defense.
So, yeah, there’s no “I” in “team.”
But there is “me,” which kind of blows that whole idea out of the water.
There’s also “eat” and “meat” and “tea.” Something makes me think that when we think of the concept of team, we should consider ourselves individually … and what we want for dinner.