Like Shake Weights, the Ab Roller and “Sweatin’ to the Oldies,” sports clichés are for the lazy.
Why build real muscle in the gym when you can shake, roll and sweat your way to a light sheen of perspiration and a slightly elevated heart rate?
Why go through all the trouble of being clever and original with your sports talk? It’s so much easier to regurgitate the same flabby banalities you’ve already heard 1,000 times on SportsCenter, or from some loudmouth at Buffalo Wild Wings.
Round-the-clock coverage of everything from obscure South American Equestrian events to NCAA Division III Women’s Bocce Ball has made it tougher for the talking heads of the sports world to keep their game fresh. Still, it’s high time we drop these obnoxious substitutes for ingenuity.
These are the top five worst offenders: