[Ads-l] Walk-off touchdown

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Sep 24 09:55:38 EDT 2017


I’ve heard it used in basketball contexts too; if you google “walk-off three-pointer” you’ll find a bunch (variant of “buzzer-beater”, but more specific as to the fact that it ends the game rather than, say, the first half, and a buzzer-beater can also refer to a last-second game-tying shot).  And you’ll also find hits for “walk-off touchdown”, including a site that provides videos of “every walk-off touchdown from the last decade” in the NFL.    There are also walk-off field goals and, especially in overtime, walk-off safeties:
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/dolphins-beat-bengals-on-ot-walk-off-safety-third-in-nfl-history/

LH


> On Sep 24, 2017, at 9:25 AM, Galen Buttitta <satorarepotenetoperarotas3 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> They called it a "walk-off touchdown" in the broadcast too. I've only heard "walk-off" used in a baseball context prior to this.
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> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Sep 24, 2017, at 08:50, David Metevia <djmetevia at CHARTERMI.NET> wrote:
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>> Headline this morning at www.sbnation.com: How Penn State’s all-or-nothing,
>> walk-off touchdown vs. Iowa worked
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