CHASEN | Ted Lasso’s Lessons for Cornellians

If you’ve had the chance to watch Apple TV+ over the last few years, or are even remotely familiar with the TV streaming landscape, you’ve surely heard of the phenomenon that is Ted Lasso. Based on the character created by NBC Sports almost a decade ago as a way to promote their coverage of the English Premier League, the show builds on these sketches, having Coach Lasso assume control of the fictional club A.F.C. Richmond. He helps the club and its players deal with trials and tribulations as they are relegated, as well as triumphs and successes when the club is promoted back to the Premier League. The show is funny and heartfelt, and has quickly become one of the best things on TV.

As anyone who has watched the show will tell you, Ted Lasso is full of life lessons that apply to folks of all walks of life. It has amazing advice for anyone going through struggles, and beautifully articulates the importance of having a positive, judgment-free mindset. As a result, Ted Lasso has many lessons that have resonated with me, and can apply to all Cornellians regardless of major or class year.