November 21, 2005

Sporting Cliches

Something that I've always got time for: Sport. Something that sport alwasy has time for: Cliches.
So, with that in mind, I want ur best sporting cliches.

This kinda stems from a pre-match speech by the men's hockey 2nd team captain which lasted only a few minutes but managed to include at least 14 cliches (that we understood – and maybe more that we didn't [he's a scouser])

Is that a fat lady singing…?


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  1. Nigel

    There's a whole list of these in a book I was reading about Rugby in South Africa. Whether or not I can now find the book is another matter.

    Tell you what, I'll keep you posted.

    Until then, ciao.
    Nigel.

    07 Mar 2006, 01:00

  2. Nigel

    I seem to have mis-remembered what I read…

    These are actually "moralising slogans", borrowed from the world of sport. And that's not the world as in 'Earth', but the Antipodes/southern hemisphere generally, so some of these will sound unfamiliar.

    Here goes:

    1. Play the game
    2. Toe the line
    3. Fair play
    4. Up with the play – erm, ok
    5. On the ball
    6. Go in to bat
    7. Hit for six
    8. Pull together
    9. May the best man win – definitely a cliché
    10. Crack at the whip
    11. Level playing field – another one
    12. Throw in the towel
    13. Some others which I don't get.

    That was fun. But at least we're allowed to write about sport in our Finals (or at least, I got away with writing about the attachment Australians have to the Queen when the Commonwealth Games comes 'round).

    Nigel.

    09 Mar 2006, 20:10


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