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

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 20 13:06:40 EST 2017


I am trying to understand the excerpt. The context seems to be "losing on
the road", and that losing may be a desirable result because it allows the
loser to go home.

Otherwise, it seems like gibberish.

DanG

On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 12:58 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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