Over 1000 American Football cliches with accompanying cynical comments, off the wall observations and over 40 outrageous cartoons! Pros, College, High School Football – this book is for everyone with a pulse.
Another phrase widely acknowledged to have been coined by Jimmy Greaves. And so far as stating the bleeding obvious goes, football clichés don’t come much more literal than this. Problems arise with this expression when a game goes into extra time. When this happens football’s no longer a game of two halves (or even four quarters).
1. Football is a funny old game. Generally used to explain the unexplainable, if something happens that was unexpected it was because ‘football’s a funny old game’. No-one usually laughs despite the game being ‘funny’ but this ends any argument and can justify just about anything in football. 2. He gave 110% / he worked his socks off
Clichés don’t really bother me, perhaps because I’ve gotten used to them or just tune them out. I think some people absorb things a little too literally—and football and literal analogies ...
They should go out there and play smash-mouth football. The Irish should just play Notre Dame football. They have to stick to their game plan. They should throw their game plan out the window. Their secondary looks porous. They have dangerous deep threats. It's a low, line-drive kick. The ball went off the side of his foot. The ball takes a Denver bounce.
NFL Clichés . Our guest in this bonus edition of the Pigskin Daily History Dispatch is coming to us all the way from Down Under in Australia. His name is Gary Jarjoura and he has authored a great book called NFL Cliches where he sheds some light into the expressions that we use in our game on the gridiron regularly from an interesting and very humorous perspective, things we say without even ...
After a game: - "I'm really proud of our guys [and how they played, battled, etc.]." - "Our guys gave it everything they had" or "they left everything they had out on the field". - "Turnovers were the story in this one," or "Field position really played a big role in this one."
When a ball carrier loses the football, most sane people would simply dive on it to get or keep possession. But the show-offs want to scoop it up and run the fumble into the end zone. That would give them a scoop and score. Screen Pass.
“He’s got the best hands in college football” “You have to fight for every inch” “Desperately looking to score” “Crystal balls are forever” “The way they squeeze the tight end in there” “Keep him away from the ball” “When you put eight men in the box against these guys, you’re gonna’ run into problems”
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