[Ads-l] leave it all on the field

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 13 16:09:09 EST 2016


A variant that I haven't seen mentioned is "leave nothing in the locker
room," which I associate with Rich Kotite as a coach. He started coaching
in 1977, but I don't know when he started saying it.

On Nov 13, 2016 12:16 PM, "Laurence Horn" <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:

Great collection.  I suspected it's been around for awhile, but nice to
have the proof.  The only remaining question is how much they pay whoever
has to clean it all up from the field afterward.

LH


> On Nov 13, 2016, at 10:27 AM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>
> Barry Popik has a page on this with examples going back to 1961.
>
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.
barrypopik.com_index.php_new-5Fyork-5Fcity_entry_leave-
5Feverything-5Fon-5Fthe-5Ffield&d=CwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=
wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=CThGHH9xjmB_
oqwJWLcwnUA6fiGXVL8Ber2CPuOy7FU&s=_Md24SXNyZ_dh5-
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>
> 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://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.
aceticket.com_new-2Dengland-2Dpatriots-2Dtickets_new-
2Dyork-2Djets&d=CwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=
wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=CThGHH9xjmB_
oqwJWLcwnUA6fiGXVL8Ber2CPuOy7FU&s=D2vB3rJJGQWhxO6t-
uPKtagsNG620h6BCtXFyI2JAwA&e=
>>>
>>> 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:
>>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www1.
gmnews.com_2000_11_15_south-2Driver-2Dleft-2D&d=CwIBaQ&c=-
dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxP
IWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=CThGHH9xjmB_oqwJWLcwnUA6fiGXVL8Ber2CPuOy7FU&s=
0fzasbvatGV68E1HyLswit60Ya_OGK-FaCL6XlSdKkk&e=
>> 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://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.
youtube.com_watch-3Fv-3D7eYeC0IEqDY&d=CwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=
wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=CThGHH9xjmB_
oqwJWLcwnUA6fiGXVL8Ber2CPuOy7FU&s=ToUeVmQIBPCyoInXGtGbCjhPotyFYL
3UVDkiOn8unFY&e=
>>>
>>>
>>> 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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