[Ads-l] kick, v, without preposition, to start working?

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 29 17:05:24 EDT 2016

Dan Goncharoff wrote:
> I can't go thru the cites right now, but are these references to sports
> other than football? Football starts with a kickoff; soccer doesn't.

Citations exist for both football and soccer although football cites
seem to occur earlier. The November 21, 1997 citation given previously
was for a football game. Here is some additional text.

[Begin excerpt]
The 5A and 6A Football State Championship games will be played on
Saturday at KSU Stadium.
The 5A game kicks at 11 a.m. and pits 11-0 Liberal against 10-1 Blue
[End excerpt]

The August 16, 2001 given previously was also for a football game.

[Begin excerpt]
The only remedy for Bingham would be a win over the Knights on the
opening night of the 2001 prep football season Friday at Bingham.
. . .
The game kicks at 7 p.m.
[End excerpt]

Here is an example of the phrase used for soccer in 2008.

Date: September 11, 2008
Newspaper: The Kansas City Star
Newspaper Location: Kansas City, MO
Section: Sports
Article: Wizards make moves to prepare for Beckham
Quote Page D3
Database: NewsBank Access World News

[Begin excerpt]
"We'll start setting up (today)," said Chris Wyche, vice president of
operations for the Wizards. "We'll get the majority set up Saturday
morning. The game kicks at 4:07:30. And, if all goes well, within 1
1/2 hours after the game, we'll be gone."
[End excerpt]


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