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    Sports buzz words and hype phrases

    Back in the day it seems like sports casters at least tried to be original. Things like "get anew ball" or "stumbling, bumbling, fumbling " followed by a play on words with the guys name.

    But now it's almost like an effort to all say the same stuff and the more often the better apparently. So I thought I'd start a thread with a list of either beloved or over used buzz phrases. Please add some.

    Lame sports phrase

    1) Playing the game at a very high level
    2) Run the rock
    3) This player is athletic! ( No $#@!!, he's a pro athlete) If you find one who is NOT athletic tell me about that.

    Beloved
    1) Good by Mr. Rawlings
    2) Virtually anything Chris Berman says in the highlights.

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    Take it one play at a time. Just make plays.

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    Steve Lyons used to crack me up when he was broadcasting for the Diamondbacks in '03-'04. He would actually come up with some pretty funny and (I believe) original things to say on occasion.

    An outfielder would bobble the ball, drop it, kick it around, and Lyons would say, "That's right...follow it around for a while, see what it eats."
    "If you get hurt, hurt 'em back. If you get killed...walk it off." - Captain America in Captain America: Civil War

    "The guy who kills me... I hope he does it because he hates my guts, not because it's his job." - Sonny (Al Pacino) in Dog Day Afternoon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Steve Lyons used to crack me up when he was broadcasting for the Diamondbacks in '03-'04. He would actually come up with some pretty funny and (I believe) original things to say on occasion.

    An outfielder would bobble the ball, drop it, kick it around, and Lyons would say, "That's right...follow it around for a while, see what it eats."
    There are some pretty good sports bloopers out here too. Has anyone else ever noticed that depending upon which broadcaster you are listening to there seems to be anew name for the same pass route every week?

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    "Great"

    Great coach.
    Great player.
    Great play.
    Great Kid.
    Great call.
    Great catch.
    Great block.

    Aargh!!!!

    Gimme break. Great used to mean supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Now, it just means pretty good at this moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    "Great"

    Great coach.
    Great player.
    Great play.
    Great Kid.
    Great call.
    Great catch.
    Great block.

    Aargh!!!!



    Gimme break. Great used to mean supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Now, it just means pretty good at this moment.
    Exactly. I remember when John Gruden was calling games he seemed to wind up with "one of the best screen teams in football" every week. I guess he was technically correct, they were always among the top 32

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Exactly. I remember when John Gruden was calling games he seemed to wind up with "one of the best screen teams in football" every week. I guess he was technically correct, they were always among the top 32
    I remember that show Gruden used to do where he interviewed college QB's who were expected to be top draft picks. He had everyone of them eventually going into the Hall of Fame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    I remember that show Gruden used to do where he interviewed college QB's who were expected to be top draft picks. He had everyone of them eventually going into the Hall of Fame.

    And nobody ever calls these guys on this $#@!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    There are some pretty good sports bloopers out here too. Has anyone else ever noticed that depending upon which broadcaster you are listening to there seems to be anew name for the same pass route every week?
    Speaking of bloopers, that same Steve Lyons, during his playing days, he...well, he did this.

    "If you get hurt, hurt 'em back. If you get killed...walk it off." - Captain America in Captain America: Civil War

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Speaking of bloopers, that same Steve Lyons, during his playing days, he...well, he did this.

    LOL. A little something for the ladies in the crowd?

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