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texaskdog:
Commentators love "unanswered points" even if they don't understand what they are. 

SectorZ:
For football, play-by-play guys that call an end-around a "reverse" and a reverse a "double reverse".

For baseball, the cumulative effect of players acting like human rain delays and causing the games the grind to a halt in terms of the overall pace, like pitchers taking 30 seconds to throw a pitch for no legitimate reason.

For any sports, referring to anyone doing something "heroic". Unless LeBron James runs into the stands and saves a choking child, nothing they do is even remotely heroic.

CNGL-Leudimin:
The point that evaporates in the event of a tie in association football. A win means 3 points for the victorious team, but a tie means 1 point for each side.

The word "football". But that is more of a language issue.

FC Barcelona.

Max Rockatansky:
The phrase “there is a lot to unpack” used by almost every commentator these days. 

formulanone:
I've always detested the phrase "stole a game (from)" to refer to an on-the-road victory, instead of owning up to a loss. You won/lost it fair and square.

Televised drafts and National Signing Day, which are hypothetical discussions about hypothetical situations.



--- Quote from: SectorZ on January 01, 2020, 04:08:50 PM ---For any sports, referring to anyone doing something "heroic". Unless LeBron James runs into the stands and saves a choking child, nothing they do is even remotely heroic.

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The word "heroic" is misused for lots of situations, even outside of sports. While in some stories, the hero returns with gifts, there's also many tales of self-sacrifice and death. The problem is that doesn't really lend itself to much of a Hollywood Ending. Maybe someone playing while injured, which can be seen as giving up personal (future) gain for the good of the team, is about all one could reasonably ask.

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