This film provides examples of:
- Jackie Robinson Story
- Miracle Rally
- Save Our Team
- Underdogs Never Lose
- Very Loosely Based on a True Story; To the point that Texan A&M University-Commerce demanded Disney to apologize for portraying them very negatively.
- Disney argued that this was a case of Adaptation Distillation; they couldn't show each game where the team had racial slurs thrown at them.
- White Male Lead
- White Man's Burden: A variation - Instead of a single impoverished minority, it's an entire starting lineup.