Great Sports Cliches: One-on-One

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    Great Sports Cliches: One-on-One

    ...as in Dale saying that "Jamie Erdahl will go one-on-one with Brad Marchand..."

     

    Another one I hear all the time:

    "There's no doubt in my mind..."

     

    Any others?

     

     
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    The new buzz phrase from sports that has now taken over business is "game changer".

    Now that I've mentioned it, you'll notice how many different companies and commentators are using it.  It's awful.

     
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    "They're peppering the goaltender."

     
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    Dont poke the bear.  

     
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    My all time fave:

    "Do you need to pick up your skating game?" - "No question."

    "The team really seems to feed off of the physical game.  Is that something you work on?" - "No question."

    "The coaches don't like it when you come to the rink smelling like Mustang Ranch do they?" - "No question."

    "You didn't finish high school before turning pro.  Do you think that's why you don't understand what a question is?" - "No question."

     

    Also, I can't watch games with my wife because she giggles like a 14 year old at everything that could be taken to have homoerotic or simply sexual innuendo.  And brother, there are a lot of things she finds that fit that category.  Lately, every mention of keeping a tight gap sends her off.  "Haven't they heard of kegels?!!?"

     

     
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    Crash Davis: It's time to work on your interviews.

    Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: My interviews? What do I gotta do?

    Crash Davis: You're gonna have to learn your clichés. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play it one day at a time."

    Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: Got to play... it's pretty boring.

    Crash Davis: 'Course it's boring, that's the point dummy. Write it down.

     

    PS. "Why's he calling me meat? I'm the one driving a Porsche." LoL

     
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    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
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    The new buzz phrase from sports that has now taken over business is "game changer".

    Now that I've mentioned it, you'll notice how many different companies and commentators are using it.  It's awful.

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    And as usual, because it really doesn't mean anything, people use it to mean everything.  Shale Gas completely changed the natural gas pricing regime; had a huge impact on the economy in both Canada and the US.  Gamechanger.  New X-Box comes out.  Gamechanger.  Animated movies start using a new colour separation process that makes the 3D better.  Gamechanger.  shupe starts wearing deodorant.  Gamechanger.

     
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    I am always amazed at the single big words.


    "Truculance" is always a favorite as is "overcoming adversity."

    I had no idea so many hockey people carried around a pocket thesaurus.

     

     

     
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    I hated when Dave Lewis kept saying how he wanted the Bruins to be a "hard team to play against"...He said it over and over. How about just being a well coached team, the rest will fall into place.

    Too many players refer to other players as "great"...

     

     
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    Speaking of "great", how about homer announcers calling every routine save the home team goalie makes a "GREAT SAVE."

    Annoys me to no end....well, off to watch TO v. Bruins on CBC with Jim Hughson, Craig Simpsons, and Glen Healy......

     
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    Local pet peevers


    Triangles

    Layers

    Skating game

     

    honorable mention ..skiddered

     
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    In response to JWensink's comment:
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    Local pet peevers


    Triangles

    Layers

    Skating game

     

    honorable mention ..skiddered

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    Skiddered? You sure you're thinking hockey and  not dog shows?

     
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    "We all have to look in the mirror."  "We overcame a lot of adversity."

     
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    In response to JWensink's comment:
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    Local pet peevers


    Triangles

    Layers

    Skating game

     

    honorable mention ..skiddered

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    Skittered or skiddered...is a Mike "I used words improperly all game long" Emeric.

    He's the goddamn worst.

     
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    Yeah, skiddered, shoveled, knifed, and the like are Emrick's very annoying calling card.  He likes to say 'whirling dervish' too, anytime somebody makes a half turn. Maddening.

    Two of most common ones that have worked there way into sports are "throw under the bus" and "drink the koolaide".

    The former is used to describe any reference that depicts anyone in an unflattering light. 

    The 'drinking koolaide' is a really odd one, being born out of the horrific mass-murder at Jamestown (right?), then recycled to now reference any form of agreement.  Guess enough time has passed.  Makes you wonder if someday people will be "9/11-ing" eachother in sports.

    Hate it.

     

     
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    This levels the playing field.

    We needed to beat them in their house. (US)

    We needed to beat them in their barn. (Canadian)

     
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    In response to Harvey-Wallbanger's comment:
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    That's all Brickely.

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    No it isn't.  Edwards says that stuff all game long.

     

     
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    Edwards copped it from Brickley.  Edwards is a dork. At least Brickley knows the game.

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    You have no idea what you say, do you?  Edwards has been annoucing hockey since 1999.  I'm going to guess he knows a little about the game.

    Considering you only post about the B's games when they're on national television, how would you know what goes on during a NESN broadcast?  I'm going to guess they don't carry the B's on your local cable package in North Carolina.

     
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    Take it to a whole new level.

    (I like Jack Edwards, even with the new teeth.)

     

     

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