[Ads-l] on the subject of sports lingo...

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue May 12 00:58:55 UTC 2015

Beyond Bill (Simmons) and Brady, a QOTY candidate.  

Asked whether he called "bank" on his game-winning (bank) shot that won the playoff game, Paul ("The Truth") Pierce replied (twice) "I called 'Game'". 
You can watch both the shot and the birth of the QOTY candidate here:  http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=12856032

(The "calling 'bank'" reference is a mock allusion--not uncommon in professional basketball commentary--to a world in which the player making the bank shot in question wasn't trying to score for his team in the actual game but just making it difficult for his opponent in a one-on-one game of H-O-R-S-E.
See http://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=789339&start=30 for an explanation.)

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