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Over-used sports phrase #1 10/17/2008 9:46:00 AM

"________________ (insert name or pronoun) is a competitor"

OK, this is getting ridiculous. Of course you are competitor, you are playing a game.IF you weren't a competitor, you'd be a Buddhist monk.  If what you are trying to say is that you are "more competitive" than the next guy (or gal), then say it, but be ready for the argument. 

Let's see:

-Tony Romo is now described as "a competitor" because he practices with a broken pinky.

-Rasheed Wallace is described as "a competitor" because he is emotional (whiney) and gets a lot of technicals.

-The Tampa Bay Rays are "competitors" because they like to clear the bench.

-Michael Jordan is a competitor because he played basketball, golf, AND gambled (see Sir Charles, etc., etc.)

-Bobby Cox is a competitor because he gets thrown out of a lot of games.

-Les Miles is a competitor because he calls a deep pass with 1 second to go when a Field Goal would have been just as good.

-Chad Johnson is a competitor because he gives a lot of bulletin board material.

-Fred Smoot is a competitor because he trash-talks.




Next person to coin a new phrase wins.  That ought to inspire some competition.

10/17/2008 11:09:00 AM
Brett Myers is a competitor because he threw at Manny.
10/17/2008 11:33:00 AM
Brett Favre is a competitor because he is the Brett Favre of the NFL.
10/17/2008 12:39:00 PM
Mesa State College's Trevor Wikre is a competitor because he has the doctor amputate his finger so he can continue to play D2 football....


Take THAT Tony Romo!
10/17/2008 12:39:00 PM
Or how bout the ______ player is the next coming of _______.

Like Kobe or Lebron is the next Jordan.

Romo is the next Favre.

Manning was the next Marino.

the list goes on and on...
10/18/2008 12:42:00 PM
I hate it when teams or players are called heroic. Sometimes it's warranted, but most of the time it's ridiculous... like the Boston comeback... nothing about that was heroic. The term heroic should be saved for soldiers, policemen, firemen, or anyone else that does something truly heroic.
***Author response***
10/26/2008 5:55:00 PM
Yeah, I would have rather described the Boston game 5 comeback as "Patriotic" since everyone knows Florida doesn't deserve a major league baseball team.

On the other hand, I think Perseus et al. would be equally offended by the use of the word "heroic" to describe a policeman.
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