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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 20 12:58:57 EST 2017


Below is a 2012 transcript in which the phrases "winner go home" and
"win or go home" are adjacent. I do not know if the transcription was
performed with the help of voice recognition software, but the
divergent phrases from the same speaker point to a transcription
error.

Title: New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma conference call transcript
Author: James Varney (NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune)
Timestamp: January 08, 2012 at 1:40 PM, updated January 08, 2012 at 1:50 PM

[Begin excerpt]
Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma spoke with reporters this morning.
Here is a transcript of that Q&A:

Why is it possibly not valid anymore that the team's struggles on the
road this season are behind them?

"Obviously the playoffs are winner go home and teams are literally
fighting for their lives. When you talk about win or go home, I don't
think that's an issue. I think it's about executing, planning and
doing what it takes to win the game.
[End excerpt]

Garson


On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 11:30 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
>> 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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