"Frozen Rope" (1960)
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I'm watching the Dallas Cowboys-Kansas City Chiefs game. It was said that
the first Dallas touchdown--a long pass from Drew Bledsoe--was a "frozen rope"
"Frozen rope" was said to be coined by Chick Hearn in basketball, but it's
the somewhat rare term to be used in baseball, basketball, and football.
_NBA Draft.net | Amico Report 10/11/04_ (h
ttp://www.google.com/url?sa=U&start=16&q=http://nbadraft.net/amico063.asp&e=912) “I like seeing what I refer
to as ‘frozen rope passes.’ It’s exactly how it sounds -- we like passes
that are crisp and in a straight line, like the ball is ...
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(http://www.google.com/url?sa=U&start=23&q=http://www.abbaroo.com/lakers/chick.html&e=912) A very arching shot, the opposite of a frozen
rope . High School Hideout A player who is cherry-picking (waiting ... Kind
of like a frozen rope that missed. ...
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(PROQUEST HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS)
Chick Hearn, 85, the Voice Of the Los Angeles Lakers
ROBERT D MCFADDEN. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Aug 6,
2002. p. B8 (1 page) :
"...He throws up a prayer: air ball! Rebound left side taken by McAdoo, he
goes right back up--a frozen rope that time, no arch, but it melted right in
_THE BULL PEN; Demeter to Escape Disabled List _
FRANK FINCH. Los Angeles Times (1886-Current File). Los Angeles, Calif.:
Jul 21, 1960. p. C2 (1 page) :
The NL's leading batsman, Dumbo Larker, was banging out a few frozen ropes.
_Thrown for Curve by Ball Lingo?_
JEANNE HOFFMAN. Los Angeles Times (1886-Current File). Los Angeles, Calif.:
Jul 8, 1961. p. B1 (1 page) :
ALL-AMERICAN OUT: A poor hitter.
ANGELS: Not the ball club, but clouds in the sky which make it easier to
judge fly balls.
BANJO HIT: Ball hits on the end of the bat for a hit.
BASEBALL SADIE: Gal whose weakness is ball players.
BEAR'S NEST: A poor hotel.
BLAZER: Pitcher's fast ball.
BOLSHEVIK: A clubhouse lawyer.
DEAD FISH: Slow ball.
DICK SMITH: Player who like to be alone.
FROZEN ROPE: A line drive.
GILLETTE PITCH: Close to the batter.
HIGH SCHOOL HOP: A big, high bounce, easy to field.
HUSTLE BUMPS: Marks and bruises on a player's body.
IN THE WELL: Hit to a fine defensive outfielder.
JOCKEY: Player who rides the opposition.
JOHNSON & JOHNSON: Player who always has adhesive tape showing.
LOW BRIDGE THE HITTER: Brush hitter away from the plate.
PIANOLA: An easy victory.
PUTTY ARM: Weak throwing arm.
RINKEY-DINKS: Second-line players.
SALARY DRIVE: A player's hustle last month of the season.
SHOTGUN: Strong, accurate arm.
SIEVE INFIELD: Poor defensive infield.
SKIP TGHE DEW: Run real fast.
SNAKE BIT: Unlucky.
STICKS: Low minor leagues.
TAKE A NAP: Get caught off base.
THOMAS EDISON: Pitcher who's always experimenting.
TOOLS OF IGNORANCE: Catcher's equipment.
TOURIST: Player who performs for several teams.
WET ONE: Illegal spit-ball.
WHEELS: A player's legs.
_Fame to Reggie Jackson Just Means a Candy Bar_
By GEORGE VECSEY. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Jul
6, 1969. p. S3 (1 page) :
"That's my man," Jackson says enthusiastically. "He's the Rope Man. You
should see him in old-timers' games. He hangs out those frozen ropes [line
_D.C. Footballers Show Stuff_
By Russell Carter Washington Post Staff Writer. The Washington Post
(1974-Current file). Washington, D.C.: Jul 21, 1978. p. D2 (1 page) :
But Marbury will get plenty of chances to hurl his frozen-rope passes
because Stewart has promised his 48-man squad that all will see considerable action.
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