[Ads-l] Walk-off touchdown

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 24 13:59:09 UTC 2017

Here are two citations in the football domain from Newspapers.com.
Double check for typos.

Date: December 01, 1999
Newspaper: The Arizona Republic
Newspaper Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Page Title: Sidelines: Second Century of Cardinal Football
Article: Stretch Run by Paul Jensen
Quote Page AC1
Database: Newspapers.com

[Begin excerpt]
In all three exhilarating pivotal victories, the Cardinals prevailed
behind comebacks from second-year quarterback Jake Plummer and
game-ending, walk-off field goals by mid-season acquisition Chris
[End excerpt]

Date: November 01, 2001
Newspaper: Asbury Park Press
Newspaper Location: Asbury Park, New Jersey
Section: Middletown Reporter
Article: Braves stun North 34-28 in overtime by Domenico Montanaro
(Staff Writer)
Quote Page 7
Database: Newspapers.com

[Begin excerpt]
The overtime walk-off touchdown was Gaeta's third TD of the contest.
[End excerpt]

Here is a note from an irritated fan in 2006.


[Begin excerpt]
Did anyone else catch Enberg say that when Moss caught the game
winning TD? He called it a "walk off" touchdown. That's three
references I've heard this year so far. Another by a local writer in
my paper's sports page this morning.

Now, it's bad enough that an absurd baseball term has wormed its way
into football jargon - which stands just fine on its own, thank you
very much. But the phrase itself just doesn't make any sense.
[End excerpt]


On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 9:55 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
> 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:
>> 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.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On Sep 24, 2017, at 08:50, David Metevia <djmetevia at CHARTERMI.NET> wrote:
>>> Headline this morning at www.sbnation.com: How Penn State’s all-or-nothing,
>>> walk-off touchdown vs. Iowa worked
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