If you watch sports, you've heard the same bologna for years. Hell, it happens every single draft when a quarterback is "can't miss," and "on everyone's radar." But if it were that easy to predict a player's career, there wouldn't be guys like Ryan Leaf or Michael Olowokandi.
As coaches, media, athletes, and above all commentators try to motivate each other without pissing off their opponent, sports cliches were born.
And thanks to the real-time, Twitter and Facebook universe we live in, they all need to be extremely PC on what they say. The last thing you want is to be the one who gives the bulletin board material for the week.
Okay, we really need to start writing this thing, we're turning into a walking cliche as we speak.