When talking about a QB drives me crazy. Just say the truth, he's not good enough to win you a game, he needs a lot of help from the rest of his team.
I also hate when a team has 2-3 shitty quarterbacks, and everyone around the team tries to convince themselves that the competition will make everyone better. No, it won't, instead it takes away reps from everyone, and the eventual starter is not as prepared as he should be. It makes everyone worse, not better.
and his hair.
There's already a word for this. It's "trickery." You don't have to invent a new word.
"catches the ball at its highest point."
I don't know if broadcasters know this, but I'll let the rest of the world in on a secret: during a forward pass, the ball's trajectory is usually a parabola. Catching the ball at *its* highest point is generally not an easy feat. A simple change of pronoun ("catches the ball at his highest point") would make the sentence not send ones ears through a cheese grater.
I hate when pundits constantly insert the phrase "National Football League" into their punditing.
For example, "Quarterbacking in the National Football League requires....."
"If you're a middle linebacker in the National Football League, that's a tackle you've gotta make" (As you can see I've combined one of the things I hate with some of the things others have hated...)
We KNOW what league it is, guys! Enought already!
Chief among those who annoy me are Trent Dilfer and Teddy Bruschi.
ESPN...Boston. Chicago. Dallas. Los Angeles. New York. There was even a Miami-specific page just for LeBron/Heat buttplay!
What about ESPN Detroit? We have all four professional sports represented, as well as the winningest college football program in the nation and a college basketball powerhouse.
Don't worry, you aren't missing much. ESPN Boston sucks and I'm assuming the rest of those city specific sites suck too.
1) Anytime somebody is referred to as an "old school" player/coach.
2) Basketball announcers always talk about a player's height and LENGTH. So you're saying that this basketball player is tall AND has long arms...what a lethal combination.
For me, it is "high pointing the ball" or "catching the ball at its highest point."
It just isn't so. By the time the ball gets to the receiver, it is almost always on its way down, and has been for about half the time it has been in the air.
The correct observation would be that the receiver leapt higher than their opponent -- a good skill to have, but unrelated to the nature of parabolas and gravity.
Could catch a ball at its highest point.
Perhaps thinking we don't know what type of sport we are watching, announcers always use the term "golfball" . " He is a good striker of the golfball" (that's another annoying term..what pro golfer is not a good striker of the ball?).
The title of your comment suggests that you might favor expansion of non-use. But, how ridiculous would that sound?
"The running back fumbled the foot!"
See what I mean?
You can lose your keys
You can lose you lunch
You can lose your balance
YOU CANNOT LOSE CONTAIN!!!
You can, however lose containMENT. Contain is a verb, not a noun.
Most annoying: any word ever uttered in that mindless ocean of crap known as sports talk radio.
"...gets it done in the classroom"
It was funny the first time I heard it. Each of the 2,197,742 times that i've heard it since... not funny.
Redundant to the point where people who say it come off like mindless retards that couldn't comprehend originality.
I know a lot of you on here say that shit, so... sorry, i guess.
announcers calling any handoff that doesn't go to a running back a "reverse". This mistake is typically made on an end-around.
A sports guy I used to read religiously had that complaint. Although his was when they called a double reverse (hand off to the running back and then someone else...ball only changes direction once).
"Pitch and catch"
"Not a good effort" (mostly used in golf annoucing)
Pretty much anything uttered by Jim Nantz, especially at The Masters.
Anything that Matt Millen has to say. Ever again. Unless, it's "I'm sorry, Detroit."
It's also annoying whenever they 1) show Rod Marinelli on TV, and 2) mention his head coaching "experience" and how that helps him as a DC and 3) don't mention his 0-16 record with Detroit. This should follow him around everywhere just like Shula's 14-0.
I pretty much have great contempt for sports "journalists" (save for MGoBlog) and especially those on TV. So glad I have TiVo and can skip the halftime presentations where "experts" explain what I have already seen. Seriously, they should just show the bands.
If a basketball team is ever up by 3 with time running out, the announcers ALWAYS say that they should foul and send them to the line, but IT NEVER HAPPENS. Probably because coaches are smarter than that.
And they always, without fail, say that the other team "doesn't need a 3," even though it does.
"The process" of completing a catch...
I might get stabby if I ever hear this spoken again.
Not so much a cliche, but it annoys me when announcers talk about anyone of the players that has a major that is not criminal justice or kinesiology.