[Ads-l] leave it all on the field

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 13 03:42:42 UTC 2016

On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 10:51 AM, Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at uga.edu> wrote:

> It's an old expression beloved of football coaches and sportscasters.

I agree. OTOH, though it seems to me that this expression is two days older
than water and it gets about 2.000,000 hits, the oldest is from only 1996.
And it's the sole pre-21st-C. hit.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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