A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 19, 2012
“There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team,’ but there is a ‘me‘“

“There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’” is a popular saying about teamwork, first cited in 1960. The variation “There’s no ‘I’ in team, but there is a ‘me’” has been cited in print since at least 1993.


The Quote Garden
Quotations about Teamwork
Sure there’s no “I” in “team,” but there is a “ME”!  ~Author Unknown

Urban Dictionary
there’s no i in team
A Phrase That Was Started To Attempt To Remove The Phrase “There IS A Me In Team”
Player 1: Hey Man You Gotta Pass The Ball “Theres No I In Team”
Player2: Yes But There Is A Me In Team So BACK OFF Its Not My Fault You SUCK!

by Otacon May 18, 2004

20 May 1993, Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution, “Braves’ prosperity lured Sanders back into fold” by Steve Hummer, pg. E1:
He’s still the guy who knows there is no “I” in team, but there is a “Me.”

27 February 1998, Daily Herald (Chicago, IL), “Tri-Cities sports” by Kevin Schmit, sec. 4, pg. 1, col. 3:
There may be no “I” in team, but there’s a “ME.”

Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO)
SHARPE WORDS BRONCOS TIGHT END WILL HAVE PLENTY TO SAY ABOUT OUTCOME TODAY
Published on September 19, 1999.
SOURCE:  Lynn DeBruin
News Staff Writer
Shannon Sharpe rolled around like a child in the end zone grass, then jumped up and started teasing new quarterback Brian Griese.

“Hey, Griese,’” he shouted playfully. “There’s no ‘I’ in team, but there is a ME.’”

26 September 2006, Toronto (Ontario) Star, pg. B3: 
No ‘I’ in team, but there’s a ‘me’; U.S. stars have a hard time playing well with others
By Dave Feschuk

Grand Junction (CO) Free Press
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
On Running: There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team,’ but there is a ‘Me’
By Elizabeth Schnittker

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • (0) Comments • Thursday, April 19, 2012 • Permalink