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Overused & trite sports phrases

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by mrpackerguy, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    The NFL thread got me thinking we could probably list all overused sports phrases from every sport we ever heard and then mock the TV and radio when we hear them like:

    "We'll watch the film and get those things fixed in practice"

    "He needs to step it up"

    We didn't play with enough intensity"

    "They were the better team today"
  2. jp58


    Dec 9, 2009
  3. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I'm partial to mixed metaphors:
    "It's not like we're the worst thing since sliced bread."
    Steve Francis
  4. Drifta


    Sep 13, 2006
    South Florida
    concerning white guys:

    "he's got a high motor"

    "never gives up, motor guy"


    "Possession receiver "


    they always slap these labels and its hilarious.
  5. ThunderbirdJ


    Jul 30, 2010
    The most over-used sports phrase? Well, when the Cowboys play it's got to be "and the opposing team scores again"
  6. uethanian


    Mar 11, 2007
  7. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    "Take it to the hole"
  8. Football:

    Instead of saying "ball", for the last ten years or so commentators have felt the need to specify "football". Same thing for "team" and even "field".

    Instead of saying "the Gators are injured at running back" the new thing is to say, the Gators are injured at the running back position".

    "In this league".....


    "Walk-off" is played-out. I've even heard "walk-off" referenced to defensive plays.
  9. Bufalo

    Bufalo Funk in the Trunk Supporting Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Harrisburg, PA
    Hockey fans - I'm sure if you've ever watched player interviews either in game or post game, the contents are all some variation or combination of these (canadian or eastern european accent is implied) :

    "Keep it simple and just play our game."
    "Put pucks at the net"
    "protect our goaltender"
    "stay oot of the box"


    reporter - "so what was it tonight that led to the big victory"
    player - "eh... We were able to keep it simple and play our game. We put the pucks to the net, played well in front of our goalie and managed to stay oot of the penalty box."


    reporter - "what do you need to improve in order to win tomorrow night and avoid another big loss?"
    player - "eh, we'll need to do a better job in front of our goalie and stay oot of the box. We gotta get back to our game, keep it simple and put pucks towards the net."
  10. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    In the South, it's "We gotta really good ball club this year."
  11. From football, baseball, basketball or hockey: any reference to "giving 110%" or "playing within ourselves."
    And, two really bad ones from golf announcers: "Great golf shot" (what other kind of shot would it have been?!) and "this putt will break from his left to his right" (as opposed to it breaking from his left to his left..)
  12. Third Basser

    Third Basser

    Jul 6, 2010
    Most Winningest - I hate that one
  13. crucislancer

    crucislancer Supporting Member

    Dec 25, 2009
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Ugh! Yeah, way play-out.
  14. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    "Play action fake" or "Play action pass", as heard by football announcers.
  15. "Play one game at a time"
    "Take what the offense (defense) gives us"
    "Ball club" (Why do they say that instead of "Team")
  16. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Any reference to "heart" annoys me.
  17. 'He's got wheels"- referring to anyone running fast.
  18. That's a close cousin to, "He's got hops." I have NEVER liked that phrase.
  19. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire


    and "Hungry"
  20. "One game at a time".

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