Sports locutions

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Sun Oct 26 22:22:15 UTC 2008

Randomly gleaned from commentators on football games:

"Both quarterbacks have acquitted well of themselves."

"It [the game] came down to the end of the wire."

"That's the question that has to be begged now."

"He can't win for trying."  That one gets some 630 Google hits, and 20 in Google Books (the earliest being from 1978, the others from the 1990s and beyond).


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