[Ads-l] leave it all on the field
bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 13 10:27:53 EST 2016
Barry Popik has a page on this with examples going back to 1961.
On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 11:24 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here is an instance in 1983. The excerpt below suggested a rationale
> for the construction of the phrase:
> Date: October 24, 1983
> Dateline: Anaheim, California
> Article: The always relaxed Vince Ferragamo was in the midst...
> News Service: UPI NewsTrack
> Database: NewsBank Access World News
> [Begin excerpt]
> 'They had nothing left at the end. They left it all on the field, and
> I'm damn proud of them. The Rams are one helluva football team, and so
> are the 49ers.'
> [End excerpt]
> On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 10:55 PM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at ameritech.net>
> > This agrees with what I've found in the past hour: "leave it all on the
> > field" dates to Nov. 10, 1996:
> > https://www.aceticket.com/new-england-patriots-tickets/new-york-jets
> > Nov 10, 1996 - Patriots vs Jets. When the Patriots & Jets get together
> > know you'll see an entertaining game regardless of the current standings.
> > These division rivals leave it all on the field when they play.
> > As for "leave nothing on the field," the earliest I have is Nov. 15,
> > http://www1.gmnews.com/2000/11/15/south-river-left-
> > South River left nothing on the field in final loss
> > After that, examples of "leave nothing on the field" are a bit scarce,
> > pick up quite a bit in 2007, which seems to be the year of a Nike
> > football-focused commercial series called "Leave Nothing."
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eYeC0IEqDY
> > Neal
> > On 11/12/2016 10:42 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> >> On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 10:51 AM, Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at uga.edu>
> >>> It's an old expression beloved of football coaches and sportscasters.
> >> I agree. OTOH, though it seems to me that this expression is two days
> >> older
> >> than water and it gets about 2.000,000 hits, the oldest is from only
> >> And it's the sole pre-21st-C. hit.
> >> Youneverknow.
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