Category Archives: sports

Quarter of a Century of Sports Cliches

One of my favorite chapters in the book I wrote (Is having a favorite chapter in my own book against author etiquette?) is the one on sports cliches since we’ve been talking about sports (fans, media, and athletes) for much … Continue reading

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Tasty Upset or Indigestible Loss?

I’m sure that many college football fans were shocked when LSU upset 13th ranked Georgia Tech in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl last week. Not being a college football fan, I was shocked, too—not at the outcome of the game but at … Continue reading

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Logical Reason

Whenever I hear someone give a logical reason, I wonder how many illogical reasons they’ve given. A reason is the basis or cause of a belief or action, and it’s assumed that that these beliefs or causes are based on … Continue reading

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Insensitive Communication

Here at languageandgrammar.com, one of the points that we like to make is that communication goes beyond grammar. Grammar is important, of course, and we’ve written many posts about it (and will continue to do so), but it’s also important … Continue reading

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Dropped the Ball

Despite what the Monday Night Football crew apparently thinks, dropping the ball is not the same thing as not catching the ball. I’m saying this because the crack announcers showed a highlight reel of dropped passes by Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver … Continue reading

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Brain ISSUE? Sounds Like a PROBLEM to Me!

In the Buffalo/Jets game on Sunday, quarterback Trent Edwards took a hard tackle and was knocked to the ground, where he hit every part of his body, including his head. He didn’t leave the game, but the announcers were concerned … Continue reading

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A Buck Ten Left in the Game

Oy. I don’t know if any trendy announcer-speak is more annoying than the tendency for announcers to start referring to the time left in a game in terms of money, such as There’s a buck ten left in the game. … Continue reading

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