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kaldaniels
01-21-2007, 03:53 PM
Each year we are bombarded with the new cool lingo from the hippest of them all...sportscasters.

My nominees for this years most overdone expressions.

1) "Its true" for describing a field goal.

2) "Signature win" for any team

Add some of your own.

redsfanfalcon
01-21-2007, 04:09 PM
James Brown, "to paydirt" when someone scores a touchdown.
George Grande when there's any HR hit, "It's gonna beeeeeeeeee gone." Doesn't matter if it's in the first row of the seats, or a no doubter.

Rex Argos
01-21-2007, 04:14 PM
I've found that ESPN has overdone the term "legacy". If Manning (not like he has any teammates or anything) loses, what will his legacy be?

kaldaniels
01-21-2007, 04:14 PM
I agree with your 2, however, I don't want this to become a Grande bash...I'm more looking for the terms that sportscasters nationally just seemed to discover this year, i.e. new terms.

MrCinatit
01-21-2007, 05:52 PM
"Storybook season." What does that even mean?

WMR
01-21-2007, 05:55 PM
You can't have an annoying sportscaster thread without the obligatory GG mention, c'mon now.

About half of what Joe Buck says annoys me. He's not 10% what his daddy was.

dieselman44
01-21-2007, 06:07 PM
One time on sportscenter some no body made a put to win a PGA event and Stu Scott says "Holla at a playa when ya see him in da streets"

my jaw dropped

jmcclain19
01-21-2007, 06:14 PM
He's a "gamer" who "does the little things" that "shows he's a winner".

If anyone can truly define for me what the heck any of those terms really means, let me know.

captainmorgan07
01-21-2007, 06:33 PM
anything said by dickie v is usually annoying

Blimpie
01-21-2007, 06:36 PM
"Dodges a bullet" make me want to hurl.

redsmetz
01-21-2007, 08:25 PM
I've always detested the word "athleticism" - it wasn't a word thirty years ago - it was "athletic ability". Yike! I still don't like it.

BoydsOfSummer
01-21-2007, 11:13 PM
"Hi, Hello and Welcome..."

puca
01-22-2007, 07:35 AM
One time on sportscenter some no body made a put to win a PGA event and Stu Scott says "Holla at a playa when ya see him in da streets"

my jaw dropped

Pretty much anything the talking heads on ESPN mutter these days qualifies for me.

Maybe I've just gotten old.

Caveat Emperor
01-22-2007, 07:57 AM
Pretty much anything the talking heads on ESPN mutter these days qualifies for me.

Maybe I've just gotten old.

I agree.

Though, there's a special place in hell for whoever decided to make every talking head scream, in unison, "You got JACKED UP!"

:angry:

Roy Tucker
01-22-2007, 08:36 AM
It's not quite there yet, but the oxymoronic "instant classic" is getting a little too much use.

redsfanfalcon
01-22-2007, 08:43 AM
I agree with your 2, however, I don't want this to become a Grande bash...I'm more looking for the terms that sportscasters nationally just seemed to discover this year, i.e. new terms.

Sorry, didn't mean for it to become a George Grande bash. He actually doesn't bother me like he does some people, I just find it almost comical when someone hits a monster of a home run he makes it sound like it barely got out.

15fan
01-22-2007, 09:21 AM
Anything that comes out of the mouth of anyone on ESPN.

If they'd go back to the way they covered things in the late 80s or early 90s, I might actually watch again. Oh for the good old days when ESPN just covered the sports. They way they try to fabricate the entertainment these days is just incredibly painful.

RedsFan75
01-22-2007, 09:38 AM
I agree.

Though, there's a special place in hell for whoever decided to make every talking head scream, in unison, "You got JACKED UP!"

:angry:

Odd thing is I can tolerate that, cause I like seeing those crushing hits!!!!

Johnny Footstool
01-22-2007, 09:42 AM
Boo-ya!

TRF
01-22-2007, 10:16 AM
Taking it to the house is one I have come to loathe.

Honestly I'd like to see them bring back some of the older sayings. What would be cool is a 2 minute package on sports sayings and calls from 20's-40's, And then follow it up with a month of using those calls when doing highlights. Then see what sticks again.

westofyou
01-22-2007, 10:29 AM
He's a "gamer" who "does the little things" that "shows he's a winner".

If anyone can truly define for me what the heck any of those terms really means, let me know.

I'd say that it's what BJ Upton doesn't do. (at least in the eyes of the scouts.)


Upton, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 draft but is a shaky fielder and has struggled to find a position. A rival scout says he soured on Upton when he refused to pick up baseballs at the end of a batting practice at Class AAA Durham last year and brushed off a Bulls coach in the process. "There are serious questions about that kid," the scout says. "I just don't know how much he wants to play." . . .

http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=170083

RichRed
01-22-2007, 11:34 AM
I've always detested the word "athleticism" - it wasn't a word thirty years ago - it was "athletic ability". Yike! I still don't like it.

I'd place "audibilize" in the same category.

Also, I think it's a law that if you work for ESPN, you have to work "oh by the way" into every third sentence. As in, "Rex Grossman reminds me of a young Brett Favre, who, oh by the way, only went on to have a hall of fame career."