Bart joins the Springfield Wildcats, a pee-wee football team. During games, Homer heckles Ned, the team's coach, so much that he quits and makes Homer the coach. In his new role, Homer starts to show Bart special treatment, which alienates the boy from his teammates. Eventually, Bart quits the team but rejoins after he and Homer share a moment discussing the importance of teamwork. As a show of team loyalty, Bart allows himself to be arrested by Chief Wiggum, who is actually looking for Nelson Muntz, the Wildcats' star player.