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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 20 13:20:17 EST 2017


Here is a link to the article.

http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2012/01/new_orleans_saints_lb_jonathan_5.html

My hypothesis was that both phrases should have been rendered as "win
or go home".

[Begin suggestion for corrected transcript]
"Obviously the playoffs are win or 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.
[End suggestion for corrected transcript]


On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 1:06 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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