[Ads-l] A winner-go-home game

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 20 11:30:39 EST 2017


> On Dec 20, 2017, at 11:26 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Voice recognition software?
> 
> DanG

That was one of my (more generous) guesses.  Curiously, there’s a reference later in the same paragraph to a different contest as a “win-or-go-home game”.  Maybe the CBS website employs a half-time editor.

LH

> 
> On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 10:40 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
> 
>> Yes, it’s usually known as a “win-or-go-home” game, in which the loser is
>> eliminated (from a tournament or further playoff contention).  But then we
>> read:
>> 
>> Dallas and Seattle play next week in a literal winner-go-home game.
>> Whoever loses will be immediately eliminated.
>> https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-playoff-picture-
>> falcons-end-packers-playoff-hopes-nfc-race-taking-shape/
>> 
>> Thus, it’s really a loser-go-home game. Mainstream media purveying fake
>> news?
>> 
>> LH
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