So does when the hockey announcer in between the benches says something obvious like right after a goal saying that they are really excited about scoring.
OT: Most Annoying Modern Day Media Cliches, Trite Phrases Etc.
to a sports show and then say "like i was telling your call screener"
I hate when announcers talk about physicality. And whenever Gruden is on and always talks about THIS GUY...
"Embattled," referring to coach, player, etc.
Whenever announcers say, "if you're X you have to Y." As in, "If you're Rich Rodriguez you have to find a way to motivate your team." "If you're Obi Ezeh you have to make that tackle." "If you're Michigan you have to get a stop here." I want to throw a brick at the head of everyone who says it because there's a zero percent chance that anyone listening to you is who you suggest they could be. Just fucking say "Obi Ezeh should have made that tackle." The only time this is acceptable is if they say, "If you're a Michigan fan..." Otherwise STFU with that.
Also whenever they call an end-around a reverse, and a reverse a double-reverse. Get the terminology right.
"If you're Rich Rodriguez you have to have your offense on the field to score points. If Michigan wants to win this game they have to score some points. And now that the defense is coming on the field, if you're the Michigan defense, you have to get a stop here. If I'm Rich Rodriguez I'm over there making that very clear to my defensive unit right now."
Also "score the ball", datonio's discipline, and insurance commercials
The NBA is the worst culprit in my mind. "posterized" or "jumping out of the gym" are both over used.
"It is what it is."
It doesn't help the situation and is usually used by stupid people instead of actually solving any problem. I want to throat punch people when they say it to me.
.... I hate Practice-gate, Tat-gate, or any other "gate" that trivializes one of the most notorious episodes in American political history by comparing it to a bunch of college kids getting tattoos for free seems awfully shallow-minded.
Not to mention that the Watergate scandal had nothing to do with water.
You open the box, no grapes, no nuts, WHAT'S THE DEAL??
I hate it when they use -gate for any scandal, period. Watergate was a specific place and a specific incident. It doesn't make sense when they tack -gate on something else.
"Remember, it has to be indisputable video evidence to overturn the call".
Sometimes I get the feeling this board will eventually evolve to the point where everyone on it hates every individual thing about sports so much that they all just decide they hate sports in general and can't remember why they came here in the first place.
But, I do hate all the "grittyness," "toughness" cliches when they are uncalled for...which is of course whenever they are being used to describe a player/coach on the opposite team.
Well, it'll still be a step up from the RCMB.
As I learned from the board, hating sports will make you an excellent sports writer, just like Woody Paige.
When they talk about war, "Put in harm's way." and the sports phrase that drives me insane is when they say someone has to "Step it up"
I can't stand it when players or coaches say "it's war", when referring to the GAME. I also can't stand it when they refer to the players as "soldiers".
Get the fuck off my court!
"You gotta love the POISE of XXXXXXXX bleh bleh,......"
The act of the catch
The cousin of the awful "football move" is of course "that's a great golf shot". I would assume that a golfer would not be hitting a tennis shot, just as a football player would not be making a great baseball move.
This is just something that bothers me about the media's post game interviews or Q and A. "So how does it feel to lose this game?" Well it feels shitty you F-in moron.
"this guy is just a football player"; "if you're x, you have to MAKE PLAYS"; "in the game of x ..."; "this is a guy who loves the game of x..."; "head football coach Nick Saban".
Most cliches I at least understand, but I honestly don't know what "this guy is just a football player" is supposed to mean. Is it different from being good? Or athletic? Or a smart player?
I think those who use the term mean it quite literally. I can't imagine we'd find too many of those fellows dressed in scrubs and performing neurosurgery.
Physicality is easily my most hated. Something along the lines of "I love this guys physicality" really kills me.. Do you like that he is physical in a contact sport is is it actually something else?
I shouldn't have gotten distracted when I pressed reply. Well done.
Some of these are borrowed:
He's got athleticism.
This is a bad time for a penalty (or fumble, interception or error)
Ohio State Scores
1. "Left it all out on the field."
2. "Giving 110%"
3. "So-and-so is coming out of the game for a blow"
4. "Smotrycz with the reach-around"
5. "No love lost between these two teams."
Giving 110% is a lot harder than it sounds. I once saw Darren Helm give 108.8% when going after a puck down low, and I've heard that Lance Armstrong once got up to 109.1% on an uphill leg of the Tour de France. The record is 109.4% by David Eckstein while legging out a triple in 2002.
You have been immortalized with that post. I will be plagarizing it often; perhaps as early as today.
You can give 110% to an engine apparently given those lilly engineers and their "safety factors". Bah.
Things I Learned from Star Trek: The Next Generation # 24573: Every engineer pads his or her estimates.
"So-and-so is coming out of the game for a blow"
You're just jealous.
"This kid has a great motor"
"Stu Douglass with the deep 3!"
... any comparison of a small, white, receiver with Wes Welker.
How about any comparison of any white player has to be with a different white player. Like, it's impossible for the media to compare a white player to a black player lol, it doesn't make any sense why they struggle with that so much.
"He can flat out play" or "he can flat out coach" are meaningless statements. If you want to argue that a guy's a good player or coach, then say specifically what he does well.
I can't stand when analysts put "a" or "an" in front of a player's name when talking about that specific person. "This team could really use a Blaine Gabbert!" "They went out and got a Nick Fairley!" Saying that doesn't make anyone sound smarter and NFL analysts, particularly the Draft analysts, are notorious for doing this.