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    Overused sports cliches.

    What are the worst sports cliches?

    So-and-so is a special player.

    "They outplayed us."

    Anything blue collar.



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    Re: Overused sports cliches.

    We just wanted it more. I hate that cliche



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    Re: Overused sports cliches.

    "Out-coached"
    "Out-executed"
    "Plays the game the right way"
    "Gritty"
    "Clutch"

    I also distaste mixing sports metaphors.

    Example 1: In a football game, when the QB chucks it deep, the announcer says, "They go for the home run!" No, they're going for a touchdown. It's not baseball.

    Example 2: In a baseball game, when the CF makes a nice catch, the announcer says, "He's playing safety back there." No, he's playing center field.



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    Re: Overused sports cliches.

    "Gave 110% percent."

    No, they didn't.


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    Re: Overused sports cliches.

    Anything Brent Musburger says.


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    Re: Overused sports cliches.

    "shocks the world"

    "nobody gave us a chance"



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    Re: Overused sports cliches.

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    "Gave 110% percent."

    No, they didn't.
    How do you know, Angie!??!?




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    Re: Overused sports cliches.

    "We're taking it one game at a time" - so overused. everyone looks ahead, just some get caught doing it.

    "He gave 110 percent" - impossible. dumb.

    "They just wanted it more" - all it takes to win now is more desire than the other team has.

    "They just know how to win" - scoring more points than the other team? omg! I figured it out, now I know how to win!


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    Re: Overused sports cliches.

    "We just beat ourselves out there"




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    Re: Overused sports cliches.

    I have never enjoyed anything said by any sports announcer ever, I feel like I just tolerate it. Anyone else?



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    Re: Overused sports cliches.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    I have never enjoyed anything said by any sports announcer ever, I feel like I just tolerate it. Anyone else?
    I mute it and play music, 95% of the things outta their mouths is BS.

    Edit: i can stand football announcers... basketball, no way




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    Re: Overused sports cliches.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    I have never enjoyed anything said by any sports announcer ever, I feel like I just tolerate it. Anyone else?
    I have.

    See: Joe Tessitore, Oklahoma State @ Iowa State.



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    Re: Overused sports cliches.

    Use of the word resiliency.

    "This team showed so much resiliency".

    Really? I think that team actually showed so much RESILIENCE.


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    Re: Overused sports cliches.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    I have never enjoyed anything said by any sports announcer ever, I feel like I just tolerate it. Anyone else?
    I listen for stats that I'm curious about and calls on fouls and such. Everything else... bleh



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    Re: Overused sports cliches.

    They just made more plays than we did.



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