[Ads-l] leave it all on the field

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Sun Nov 13 21:49:14 EST 2016


Blogged: 
https://literalminded.wordpress.com/2016/11/13/all-or-nothing-on-the-field/


Neal


On 11/13/2016 4:09 PM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
> 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_
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> ybfIVT3HqEjRCp1C_C6QKqii66A8&e=
>> 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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