Just over a week ago I published an article entitled "Baron Davis and 15 Others Who Have Already Phoned In This NBA Season," and after reading a few of the comments I realized that I may have misunderstood the assignment that was distributed to me by my editor and for that I will be more than happy to take the blame.
I believe the confusion stemmed from the fact I confused the term "phoned in," or "phoned it in" with the term "dialed in," probably because you dial a telephone. It turns out that the two terms are rather contradictory, seeing as Urban Dictionary defines the term to "phone it in," as to "Perform an act in a perfunctory, uncommitted fashion, as if it didn't matter." Conversely, they define the term "dialed in," as either "when something is perfect," or "to an athlete performing well."
According to these definitions, I severely misunderstood my previous assignment. Therefore, I have decided to give it another shot and assemble a new list that I believe corresponds to the proper definitions. So, to all of my readers who read my last article and were disappointed I apologize and hope that by the end of this list you will feel more satisfied.
So here it is: