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Banned Sports Language

By bullpenbrian - December 29, 2008 - 12:45 am Leave a comment.

Is this stepping up?

Is this stepping up?

Read this article about words that should be banned from the English language.

Made me think about what words and phrases I’d ban from the sports world.

Mainly, clich├ęs like “one game at a time,” “someone needs to step up,” and “controlling one’s destiny.”

Of course, teams can only take things one game at a time, that’s all that’s played at a time.

And shouldn’t players always be striving to step up???

Plus, as Bob Costas pointedly noted on NBC’s Football Night in America, you CAN’T CONTROL YOUR OWN DESTINY PEOPLE, destiny means it out of one’s hands.

What you can control, however, is your own path!!!

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