The most popular words and phrases in sports lingo have also started to become some of the most overused: "Unsung hero", "underrated", "under the radar", "sneaky good."
You hear these terms whenever an analyst or commentator, columnist or blogger, are talking about athletes on your favorite team. There are always those who are "overrated" and those who are "underrated."
Frankly, I'm tired of those. So it's time to make up our own term out of dangerously underused words:
And it's got alliteration. My mother would be so proud...
Before we begin, I will also make two concessions:
1) Stephane Yelle does not appear in this article, except for right now (He's in the photo). Fact is, he's one of my favorite players when we're talking guys who are disregarded, so I figured he's a great jumping-off point.
2) I'm sorry about the alliteration. It was unintentional.