[Ads-l] kick, v, without preposition, to start working?

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 29 17:54:16 EDT 2016


Many examples are visible when one performs a Google search for the
quoted string "the game kicks at"; however, the string "the game kicks
off at" yields many more matches.

Garson

On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 5:41 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Carson. I would point out that both soccer and football start with
> a kick. Apps don't, so I still find the usage odd.
>
> Are the cites you found just indicative, or the only ones you were able to
> locate?
>
> On Oct 29, 2016 5:05 PM, "ADSGarson O'Toole" <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Dan Goncharoff wrote:
>> > I can't go thru the cites right now, but are these references to sports
>> > other than football? Football starts with a kickoff; soccer doesn't.
>>
>> Citations exist for both football and soccer although football cites
>> seem to occur earlier. The November 21, 1997 citation given previously
>> was for a football game. Here is some additional text.
>>
>> [Begin excerpt]
>> The 5A and 6A Football State Championship games will be played on
>> Saturday at KSU Stadium.
>> The 5A game kicks at 11 a.m. and pits 11-0 Liberal against 10-1 Blue
>> Valley-Stilwell.
>> [End excerpt]
>>
>> The August 16, 2001 given previously was also for a football game.
>>
>> [Begin excerpt]
>> The only remedy for Bingham would be a win over the Knights on the
>> opening night of the 2001 prep football season Friday at Bingham.
>> . . .
>> The game kicks at 7 p.m.
>> [End excerpt]
>>
>> Here is an example of the phrase used for soccer in 2008.
>>
>> Date: September 11, 2008
>> Newspaper: The Kansas City Star
>> Newspaper Location: Kansas City, MO
>> Section: Sports
>> Article: Wizards make moves to prepare for Beckham
>> Quote Page D3
>> Database: NewsBank Access World News
>>
>> [Begin excerpt]
>> "We'll start setting up (today)," said Chris Wyche, vice president of
>> operations for the Wizards. "We'll get the majority set up Saturday
>> morning. The game kicks at 4:07:30. And, if all goes well, within 1
>> 1/2 hours after the game, we'll be gone."
>> [End excerpt]
>>
>> Garson
>>
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