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Your top 3 most annoying cliches in college football and their meanings.

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by fervorfactor, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. fervorfactor

    fervorfactor Active Member

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    We are running out of CU football topics other than bitching and moaning. There are so many cliches being used by analysts, pundits and so called experts in sports media these days. My top three:

    1) Arguably the best whatever ..... he could be a first round draft pick or the 20th at his position or he sucks and I really don't know.

    2) Takin' it to the house..... my god, how many other ways can you describe a TD run instead of an underarmour ad. I like hockey terms, HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES. Simple.

    3) Body of work .... WTF is a body of work? Samantha Steele's body might qualify. Her body works. This is on Craig James. He abused this cliche last year on ESPN as soon as he learned how to say it. This was after he killed the hookers.

    I'm sure there are many others. Can't wait for hoops to start. :lol:
     
  2. Tractor

    Tractor Club Member Club Member

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    1. That DE/LB lost contain.... Folks, containment. Contain is a verb. Containment is a noun. Gawd that pisses me off.

    2. The offense really wants a touchdown here / The defense really wants a stop here.... Really? Shouldn't they want a TD on every drive?

    3. Put this one behind us / Look at the tape / Correct the little things... Maybe it's just because we've heard these a lot in the last few years.
     
  3. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    I avoid clichés like the plague.
     
  4. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    1. "Put our/his 'gameface' on." WTF is that? I am forever thankful that at least one coach called people out on it
    [video=youtube;LqKTKUvbVsA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqKTKUvbVsA[/video]

    2. "they need to outscore <insert opponent's name>" Really, they do? Gosh I would have never figured that out - thanks for clarifying.

    3. "play within themselves." What? I had no idea we had so many people who are capable of out-of-body experiences, and not only are capable of it, but need to be told not to do it on a regular basis.
     
  5. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    [video=youtube;1F4W0R1Zr_8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F4W0R1Zr_8[/video]
     
  6. TDbuff

    TDbuff Club Member Club Member

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    "We have a tremendous amount of respect for...."

    Noticed this one listening to Saban the other day. Coaches have a tremendous amount of respect for everybody. Usually used by media people right before they're about criticize someone.
     
  7. boulder77

    boulder77 Certified Organic Club Member

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    lawyered
     
  8. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    He has a high motor and low pad level.

    He has a nose for the ball

    We play really well in practice. I don't know why it doesn't translate to game day.
     
  9. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    Lunchpail
     
  10. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Al Michaels does this and it has wormed it's way into other announcer's standard procedure.

    "And a HUGE run for the former [insert name of last team the guy played for here]!!!"

    Look, I don't give a damn about where the guy used to play. That means absolutely nothing. It adds nothing to the enjoyment of the game. I realize this isn't college football related, but it still annoys the bejesus out of me.
     
  11. Gary Indiana

    Gary Indiana Club Member Club Member

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    "This guy is a true competitor!"

    As if no one else on the field is giving max effort, "that guy" just happens to be more skilled than the rest.
     
  12. VCBuff

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    Doesn't pretty much anything that comes out of Brent Musburger's mouth qualify?

    (Please ABC, put Brad Nessler on the primetime games)

    My apologies to the OP if this turns into a thread-jack.
     
  13. CanadianDuck

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    I will go with anything that comes out of Lou holtz mouth.
     
  14. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    Right Herbie?????
    What do you think Herbie?????
    Any other Mushberger idiocy
     
  15. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    1. ) The "big" tight end. Stated even when the guy isn't big for a tight end, sometimes when he isn't a TE at all, just a big WR in the slot.

    2. ) Got to clean up the "little things." If they are costing you games they aren't little things, they are big enough to cost you a game.

    3. ) He's a real leader on the practice field. Usually means the guy can't play to save his life in a game but the coach is playing him anyways.
     
  16. torerobuff

    torerobuff Dancing is forbidden Club Member

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    The term "defense" as a verb. The player defensed the other player. It just sounds awkward. What is wrong with defend/defended.
     
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    when they say that a player is "out with a knee, ankle, shoulder, etc" Everyone on the field has a knee so why is he out with a knee? its a goddamn knee injury​ not just a knee
     
  18. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    he- could - go - all - the - way..... only because the Buffs never do this
     
  19. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    sling'n it all over the yard
     
  20. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    bye golly he's a gunslinger. thanks for the inspiration BU
     
  21. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    Wow, page and a half and no one has mentioned:

    "Players making plays" or "Great players make great plays"
     
  22. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    "... here's a guy..."
     
  23. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    Shoe string tackle.
     
  24. Hugegroove

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    Anything said by lou holtz
     
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  25. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Best one yet.
     
  26. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    Bessthh one yethh
     
  27. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    You can blame Al Michaels for that. He started it.

    ----

    "Daylight" is my nomination
     
  28. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    he's got great arm talent
    he moves great in a phone booth
     
  29. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    Anytime someone starts a sentence with "You talk about...."

    Also, what's with the Al Michaels bashing? The guy is one of the best, ever.
     
  30. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    I love this guy, probably my favorite announcer of all times
    RIP : Keith Jackson... WHOA, NELLIE !!
     

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