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Ball Security Issues

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities Twice today, during two different football games, I heard an announcer say about a player who fumbles often: “He has ball-security issues.” Twice! If you … Continue reading

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Opening Night of Football and Football Cliches!

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever The NFL season opens tomorrow with a special Thursday edition of Sunday night football on NBC. Or, is it a special Thursday edition of Monday night football on ESPN? … 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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Controlling Destiny

Bob Costas, on Sunday Night Football, made a good point about language, so I though I’d share it. It’s common for sports announcers and fans alike to talk about how a team “controls its own destiny” when the team playoff … Continue reading

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