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HillBillyZag
10-01-2007, 11:15 AM
There are millions of them that we love or love to hate.Some of my favorites are:
1."He has made _ _ free throws in a row. (you know they going to make him miss.)
2."We've got an intriguing match-up!" ( usually used when the opponent is at least a -20 point dog.
3. "I question their shot selection?" (primarily used when they are shooting less than 25%.)
4. "This game was a lot closer than the score indicated." ( At least after the opponents sat their starters for a period.)
5."They should just go out there and have fun!" ( No way can they ever beat these guys.)
You get the idea, these are just a few I despise, what are yours?

Birddog
10-01-2007, 11:21 AM
taking this thread to the next level

Birddog

TheZagPhish
10-01-2007, 11:24 AM
He got a good look --or--
He didn't get a good look --or--
Anything Majerus says about Bouldin.

RenoZag
10-01-2007, 11:46 AM
We have to play them one game at a time.

Rubbadub
10-01-2007, 12:17 PM
response 4

Rubbadub
10-01-2007, 12:17 PM
response 5

RenoZag
10-01-2007, 01:04 PM
"Once the season is over and the playoffs begin, there are no more "rookies". They have a whole season under their belts."

Or

" He / She / They Came to Play . "

Bocco
10-01-2007, 05:02 PM
they gave it 110%

94zagoldwomanasherdsmen
10-01-2007, 09:21 PM
Leave it all on the floor....leave what on the floor?

Particularly when used by non-athlete/non-former coach commentators...

Bocco
10-01-2007, 11:10 PM
it

94zagoldwomanasherdsmen
10-01-2007, 11:11 PM
it
oh yeah....my bad sorry ;)

mendiant
10-02-2007, 12:39 PM
Any obscure sports stat is a cliche IMO.

I remember watching ESPNnews one day and hearing something along the lines "This is the Raiders worst pre-season, home game start in the past three years."

I laughed so hard...They seem to pull these things out of some scarey file cabinet of facts designed to fill air time.

I thought I should start a list of silly stats quoted by sportsnews talking heads.

Pet peeve...please just say 100 instead of a buck, it just sounds dumb.

kitzbuel
10-02-2007, 01:15 PM
Leave it all on the floor....leave what on the floor?

Particularly when used by non-athlete/non-former coach commentators...
That is probably better than leaving other things all over the floor.

In general, I don't think there should be anything left on the floor during a game. The maintenance crews go to great lengths to keep things off the floor, why do people want to go and leave something on the floor.

http://img.coxnewsweb.com/B/04/71/60/image_60714.jpg

RenoZag
10-02-2007, 07:36 PM
I want to kick a cat whenever I hear an announcer describe a competitor as

" a real gamer."

I don't have a cat, however, so I make up for it by giving Uber neg rep.

Rubbadub
10-02-2007, 08:11 PM
Any obscure sports stat is a cliche IMO.

I remember watching ESPNnews one day and hearing something along the lines "This is the Raiders worst pre-season, home game start in the past three years."

I laughed so hard...They seem to pull these things out of some scarey file cabinet of facts designed to fill air time.

I thought I should start a list of silly stats quoted by sportsnews talking heads.


Trust Rub...some people can be obsessed with keeping track of obscure stats and facts. Rub knows...

montanazag88
10-02-2007, 08:57 PM
"He's really coming into his own this season." What the... is that?

Sounds too much like the pyramid scam salesman with, "you're a sharp guy, you want to grab a cup of coffee some time...you know I own my own business and in a few years will be quiting my day job."

RenoZag
10-03-2007, 07:20 AM
When watching golf coverage, I grow weary of announcers who say a player "has made a mile's worth of putts this week."

Angelo Roncalli
10-03-2007, 07:45 AM
Football players make football plays. Chuck Knox

TexasZagFan
10-03-2007, 09:49 AM
1. "That was one excellent golf shot, Pat! As if they were playing another sport.

2. Here's the one that has grown old and stale: "Gonzaga's going to have to play better defense to get to the next level", or somesuch.