The Five Most Annoying Sports Expressions
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It starts to peck away at you. Those same annoying expressions rearing their ugly head over and over!! What do you do???
You make a list of the most annoying sports expressions, and hope enough people notice and agree that together we can freshen up the discussion.
Here's how it works....I'll list my five most annoying sports expressions, and I invite you the reader to post a suggested replacement expression for the sports world to use instead... After everyone posts their suggestions, we'll pick the winners.
Together, we can change the world! Or at least, maybe develop one new expression for the sports world that isn't quite so annoying as the one now... Ok, let's give this a try...
Annoying Sports Expression No. 5: "A-Game"
Aren't you tired of hearing coaches say their team needs to bring it's A-game, didn't have it's A-game, is facing an opponent playing their A-game?
Variations of this expression have been around for a while. But it's Tiger Woods' frequent reference to "A-game" that put it in the forebrain of every sports coach and analyst, ready to spill it in assessing every performance.
Enough is enough.
Afterall, the game Tiger's been chasing is what? B-rated? X-rated? His F-game? Sounds like anything but a straight A.
So wouldn't it be a good time to stop using this fallen's star's annoying lingo?
All in favor, give a fist-pump.
Before you move on to the next slide, don't forget to write your suggested replacement expression below!
Annoying Sports Expression No. 4: "Mail It In"
Yes, that picture of Karl Malone says it all.
Not even the Mailman himself can stand hearing another person say a team "mailed it in."
Is that what we have come to? The sports world is looking to the world of postal delivery service in search of excitement and colorful expressions?
I'd like to see the expression "Mail it in" STAMPED out.
Let's give the Mailman a helping hand...
Somebody deliver us from the pain of hearing ever again the expression "Mail it In."
POST your replacement below...
Annoying Sports Expression No. 3: Wildcat
Give me a break.
The ball is snapped to a running back with an option. You call that WILD???Whoever invented that expression, please don't tell me your idea of fun on a Friday night.
What the heck does this formation have to do with a cat, either? Maybe whoever thought the formation looked like a cat was wild on drugs. That, at least, would explain it.
Or was the choice of name a pre-emptive plot by the NFL to avoid someone seeing Michael Vick line up in this formation and come up with a name involving dogs?
Even the formation isn't really novel. It's been around with several less "wild" names for quite some time.
All right, somebody put the Tame-Lame-No-Cat-Whatsoever out its misery.
Let's get a replacement. Help us out by posting your suggestion below:
Annoying Sports Expression No. 2: Sick!
Why yes, I am sick of hearing people use the expression "Sick!" when talking about a great play, a great athlete, or a great team.
What exactly is sick about that? How the heck did this expression come about?
"Wow, LeBron just made such an awesome spin move, I think he's going to vomit"?
"Brett Favre is so merciless he must have a cold"?
"The Yankees are on fire. Did they catch a fever"?
I don't know about you, but when I see young, highly-fit athletes performing feats of amazing prowess on the field, court, track, or ice, the last word that'd come to my mind would be "sick."
Somebody please come up with a less nauseating expression. Cure us of the ill of this expression by posting your replacement below!
Annoying Sports Expression No. 1: One-and-Done
The first time I heard this expression was more than enough.
If there was ever anything that should have been one-and-done, it would be this expression. Alas, the expression certainly has not befit its own use.
It seems like there isn't a sports page I can read without seeing this expression repeated over and over, time after time, again and again...
It's the annoying expression that just won't die.
Let's push it over the edge once and for all...
Ready? A-One-a-Two-and-Three: Post your substitute expression below!
And THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING !