Apple TV+ and Netflix emerged as the big winners at the 2021 Emmy Awards. Apple’s sports drama Ted Lasso bagged major acting awards. Lead star and co-creator Jason Sudeikis walked home with Best Comedy Actor while co-star Hannah Waddingham earned herself the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a comedy.
One of the best comedy shows of the year, Ted Lasso follows the hilarious attempts of an inexperienced American football coach to manage a struggling English Soccer Club. Sudeikis co-created the show and plays the titular character, Ted Lasso. The show has been positively received by the audience.
Moreover, Ted Lasso also offers simple yet life-changing advice. Funny, thrilling, and inspirational, Ted Lasso is everything a good sports drama should be.
On that note, let's take a look at coach Ted Lasso’s 5 best motivational quotes.
1) Day-old rice comparison
Although Ted Lasso lacks experience in soccer, he is still a brilliant coach. Probably his best sporting advice to his new soccer team, Lasso reminds them to take good care of their bodies.
"Your body is like day-old rice. If it ain't warmed up properly, something real bad could happen."
2) Ted accepts Rebecca’s apology
When Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham) gets discovered trying to sabotage the team, she apologizes to Ted. He accepts her apology and replies with a touching line.
"I think if you care about someone and you got a little love in your heart, there ain't nothin you can't get through together."
3) No one is alone
In the season 1 finale, things don’t go as expected, and the team loses. Fighting his own personal battles, Ted tries to help lift the team’s spirits with the following advice.
"I promise you, there is something worse out there than being sad. And that is being alone and being sad. Ain’t no one in this room alone."
4) Be like a Goldfish
Ted tells Sam to remind his peers who is the happiest animal on Earth. Earlier in the season, Ted told Sam about goldfish having the shortest memories, which is why they are happy.
"You know what the happiest animal on Earth is? It's a goldfish. You know why? It's got a 10-second memory."
5) Be a team player
Ted urges Jamie, the arrogant but the best player of AFC Richmond, to be a team player with the following quote.
"I think that you might be so sure that you're one in a million, that sometimes you forget that out there you're just one in 11."