One thing about championship teams is that they're resilient. No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity.— Nick Saban
Sentimental Team Championship quotations
I've got a Championship game to play and I'm excited about the opportunity of my damn strong football team to play in it.
I'm the head coach at LSU. I will be the head coach at LSU. I have no interest in talking to anybody else. I got a championship game to play, and I'm excited for the opportunity of my damn strong football team to play in it. Please ask me after. I'm busy. Thank you very much. Have a great day!
It's not about rugby, it's about young men.
It's not about building a championship team, it's about building championship boys. Boys who will be forever strong.
Everybody wants to be on a championship team, but nobody wants to come to practice.
Coaches who let a championship team back off from becoming a dynasty are cowards.
It takes a number of critical factors to win an NBA championship, including the right mix of talent, creativity, intelligence, toughness, and of course, luck. But if a team doesn’t have the most essential ingredient - love - none of those other factors matter.
As I and the rest of my Pittsburgh Steelers teammates prepared that week in late December 1974, we knew one thing: The road to the Super Bowl in the AFC went through Oakland. To achieve your dreams as a team, you had to slay the Oakland Raiders. They were the barometer of what it took to be a championship team.
Beautiful fans of Oklahoma City, I can’t say enough about you guys.
All the support you give our team. The home-court advantage we have is the best I’ve ever seen. We disappoint you sometimes, but we try our best every single night to win for you guys. And we want to win a championship for you guys.
College coaches measure success in championships.
High School coaches measure success to titles. Youth coaches measure success in smiles.
It's all about winning. Stats really don't matter, I mean, guys have great series and all that, and people take notice and take their place in history with those stats and all that stuff. But at the end of the day, it's all about winning and what you can do to help your team get to that point.
Even championship-winning teams don't play well all the time.
Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable.
There are 3 basic differences between we British and you Americans.
One, we speak English, and you don't. Two, when we have a "World Championship", we invite teams from other nations. Three, when you meet the British head of State, you only have to get down on one knee.
When you're trying to build or change a culture, what do you do? I always say to take players from state championship teams because they only know one thing -- winning.
It just feels good to say we're the best team in the world, with the best player in the world.
Our team, because of our depth and our talent, we were able to do that, and it turned into a special season as a result.
Individuals play the game, but teams win championships.
The heartbeat of a football team is the quarterback position and I think everyone who has any intelligence about the game understands you must have consistency at that position to be a championship team.
Usually a championship team is built on a strong defense.
That is something you can bring to every game. A great attack is always going to be inconsistent - at least on the scoreboard - that's the nature of the game.
Any team that does not win it's conference championship game should not play in the BCS title game
Before we can talk about a championship, we have to practice like a championship team.
If you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
I don't build championship teams, I build championship boys.
Practice is important. The regular season is important. Your meetings are important. Your walk-through is important. Everything is important. You want to be a championship team, there's a price to pay. And that's what you have to do. There's no shortcuts. You can't shortcut your way to success.
They're fighting for the championship, that's not a coincidence: I believe they have developed as a team. They've become much stronger, the squad is more balanced. And they still play the way Arsenal always play. They want to have the ball, they like playing it short, and they have outstanding individuals.
Do you want to choose winning over standing out? It's a choice every player on every championship team has to do
I'd like to think that the nature of the two teams - Boston being a championship team over the years and the Lakers, same thing - was a lot bigger than Larry Bird or Magic Johnson.
Im winning races, Im still challenging for the world championships, the team is fantastic and I have a great relationship with everybody here - so why would I want to even consider changing?
In sixth grade, my basketball team made it to the league championships.
In double overtime, with three seconds left, I rebounded the ball and passed it - to the wrong team! They scored at the buzzer and we lost the game. To this day, I still have nightmares!
I'm 31 years old and I want to be part of a championship team before my career is over.
I'm competitive. I'd love another chance to be part of a Stanley Cup championship team. That'd be awesome.
Winning teams at the NBA level, the college level, and the high school level all play team basketball. Championship teams have five players on the same page at all times.
Everybody on a championship team doesn't get publicity, but everyone can say he's a champion.
If you have talent with teamwork, you've got a chance to be a championship team.