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

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 20 13:22:32 EST 2017


But what the "that" in "that's an issue"?

DanG

On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 1:20 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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