[Ads-l] leave it all on the field

Margaret Winters mewinters at WAYNE.EDU
Sun Nov 13 12:05:12 EST 2016


In terms of the concept in another activity: a karate instructor I used to know (may he rest in peace) used to say, just before a long hard class finished, that we should put every bit of energy we had left into the last exercise.


Margaret


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Subject: Re: leave it all on the field

Barry Popik has a page on this with examples going back to 1961.

http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/leave_everything_on_the_field
[http://barrypopik.com/images/bigappleshieldsm.jpg]<http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/leave_everything_on_the_field>

The Big Apple: “Leave everything on the field” (total effort)<http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/leave_everything_on_the_field>
www.barrypopik.com
To “leave everything on the court/ice/field” is to give total effort, to the point of exhaustion. Nothing is held in reserve for a future contest.



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]
>
> Garson
>
> On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 10:55 PM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at ameritech.net>
> wrote:
> > 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
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> >
> > Nov 10, 1996 - Patriots vs Jets. When the Patriots & Jets get together
> you
> > 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,
> 2000:
> > http://www1.gmnews.com/2000/11/15/south-river-left-
[http://proofs.gmnews.com/ImageArchives/SUB/images/2000-11-15/01p2_lg.jpg]<http://www1.gmnews.com/2000/11/15/south-river-left->

South River left nothing on the field in final loss Rams fall to Colts Neck in CJ I final<http://www1.gmnews.com/2000/11/15/south-river-left->
www1.gmnews.com
Staff Writer By tim morris South River left nothing on the field in final loss Rams fall to Colts Neck in CJ I final JERRY WOLKOWITZ South River goalkeeper Nelson Marques redirects a shot over the …


> nothing-on-the-field-in-final-loss-rams-fall-to-colts-neck-
> in-cj-i-final-2/
> >
> > South River left nothing on the field in final loss
> >
> >
> > After that, examples of "leave nothing on the field" are a bit scarce,
> but
> > 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
[https://www.bing.com/th?id=OVP.V138f0ec86c277d8103ae357fffcbe957&pid=Api]<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eYeC0IEqDY>

Nike "Leave Nothing" Commercial<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eYeC0IEqDY>
www.youtube.com
Shawn Merriman and Steven Jackson. Directed by Michael Mann. Song played is "Promontory" by Trevor Jones from the Last of the Mohicans soundtrack. When I was...


> >
> >
> > 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>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>> 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
> 1996.
> >> And it's the sole pre-21st-C. hit.
> >>
> >> Youneverknow.
> >
>

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