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    Re: The most overused word in sports broadcasting

    "Great" is the most overused word,IMO. There are very few great plays or players but some announcers think almost every play or player is great.
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    Re: The most overused word in sports broadcasting

    Dynasty. Two good years does not make for a dynasty.

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    Re: The most overused word in sports broadcasting

    Battled.

    Just say "lost."
    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Re: The most overused word in sports broadcasting

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck
    Red Zone. That one is just plain stupid, if you ask me. "Inside the twenty yard line" offers far more clarity.
    I think we should ask for royalties from the NFL.

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    Re: The most overused word in sports broadcasting

    I wish that the scale of intensity of descriptive words for plays was a little more realistic.

    Most defensive plays I see are in MLB are "competent". There is nothing wrong with calling a play this. They are making a play that a MLB-level player should make. Which is a high level of skill.

    Maybe once a game, you'll see a play that is outside of "competent". This should be called a "good" play.

    Someone making a "great" or "fantastic" play should only occur once or twice a month.

    Instead, we get great, unbelievable, fantastic, etc. etc. routinely applied to what is a play any MLB player *should* make.

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    Re: The most overused word in sports broadcasting

    When I'm king, it will all be different...
    It’s good to be king and have your own way
    Get a feeling of peace at the end of the day
    And when your bulldog barks and your canary sings
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    Re: The most overused word in sports broadcasting

    "...with runners in scoring position..."

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    Well, I'm just happy to be here and I'm pleased that I can use my god-given talent to do what I can do in order to contribute to helping my team win ballgames.
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    Re: The most overused word in sports broadcasting

    The ESPN Sunday Night Football Drinking Game
    Earlier this year, when I wrote a post titled ESPN's Sunday Night Football Crew Worse Than Gigli, I said, "I now look forward to [Paul] Maguire beginning his analysis with the superfluous and grammatically incorrect, 'I'm a tell ya what...' If you added that reference to a drinking game, the whole place would be puking by halftime."

    Well, get out your barf bags.

    Here's how to play:

    • Set yourself up with a minimum of six beers for the three-hour game. If the Ravens are playing (and they are just about every other week), grab eight.
    • Take the assigned number of swigs — about the equivalent of one ounce, or 12 swigs per bottle/can. Do NOT drink when Paul Maguire is speaking. You might spit it up.
    • If any of the "chug" criteria is met, you must finish your beer, even if you have to take a leak really badly.

    DRINK WHEN MIKE PATRICK...
    1 - Raves over the offensive line on a three-yard run
    1 - Says a player is one of the best in the NFL when you can name 10 others at his position who are better
    1 - Says the home crowd is making it too loud to hear, even though your neighbors can hear him through your TV
    1 - Says "What a day in the NFL!"
    1 - Says "Are you kidding me?!"
    1 - Describes a play as "unbelievable," "amazing" or "incredible." Important: the play itself does not have to be remotely unbelievable, amazing or incredible
    1 - Refers to a player as "one of the all-time greats"
    1 - Calls a player one of the most underrated in the league
    2 - Makes you lower the volume
    2 - Says "Let's go down to Suzy Kolber. Suzy."
    Chug - Says "Let's go down on Suzy Kolber. Suzy."
    Chug - Breaks your ear drum

    DRINK WHEN PAUL MAGUIRE...
    1 - Prefaces any analysis with "I'm a tell ya what."
    1 - Says "I'm gonna tell ya something" right before actually telling you something
    1 - Says the word "watch" more than twice on any instant replay, as if you were doing anything but watching
    1 - Says something you didn't already know
    1 - Admits to being scared of Ray Lewis
    1 - Says he talked to a player/coach earlier in the week
    2 - Calls Theismann "Joseph"
    Chug - Calls Theismann "an idiot"

    DRINK WHEN JOE THEISMANN...
    1 - Utters the phrase "like a Bill Parcells."
    1 - Mentions his own playing career
    1 - Points out a flaw in a quarterback's mechanics, whether or not the replay backs it up
    1 - Says "What impresses me most about..."
    1 - Mentions Notre Dame in any capacity
    1 - Says he talked to a player/coach earlier in the week
    1 - Says "If I'm the [insert team here]..."
    2 - Offers a team advice "if they wanna win this game," as if they're on the fence about whether or not they want to win
    2 - Refers to his punting career (one punt for one yard in 1985)
    2 - Predicts a penalty that goes the other way
    Chug - Refers, again, to any historical genius as "Norman Einstein."

    DRINK WHEN...
    1 - Ray Lewis is mic'ed up
    1 - Ray Lewis is mentioned when the Ravens aren't playing
    1 - A special-teams coach is said to have done "a great job"
    2 - One of the three announcers accuses another of avoiding dinner checks
    Chug - A drunken Hall of Fame quarterback hits on a marginally attractive sideline reporter
    Chug - The Ravens are playing and anyone but Ray Lewis is mic'ed up
    Chug - Any of the SFL crew mentions Ray Lewis' criminal record
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: The most overused word in sports broadcasting

    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander
    "...with runners in scoring position..."
    I think that's the winner.
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    Re: The most overused word in sports broadcasting

    "He gave 110%". How can that be done without, like, bending time, or somthing?
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    Re: The most overused word in sports broadcasting

    "great Reds pitcher"

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    Re: The most overused word in sports broadcasting

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton
    "great Reds pitcher"
    When has anybody ever said that?

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    Re: The most overused word in sports broadcasting

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Kearns
    When has anybody ever said that?
    All the time, when referring to someone from the past.

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    Re: The most overused word in sports broadcasting

    Outside the sports areana the "basically" is way over used.


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