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Biggest pet peeve in sports today?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Splendid Splinter, Mar 18, 2021.

  1. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Yards per attempt, IMO.
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  2. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    That seems to be gaining traction, and its prominence makes sense to me.
    The problem with the NCAA's passing efficiency formula is that is based on outdated notions of what constitutes "average" performance.
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    One other pet peeve: In college football, yards lost on sacks still counts against a quarterback’s rushing total, but hasn’t in the NFL in the last few decades.
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  4. Woody Long

    Woody Long Active Member

    The use of the word 'commit' as a noun - i.e., "Everett, a Harvard commit..."
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  5. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Out with a toe (or other body part).
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Calling a game that goes into extra innings "free baseball." Uh, no. You paid to see a game. Is it free football/basketball/hockey when those sports go overtime?
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  7. Tighthead

    Tighthead Well-Known Member

    I hear “free hockey” all the time, even with friends watching on TV.
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  8. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    The term I’ve always heard is “bonus baseball” (or basketball, hockey, etc.)
  9. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    I’m ok with the phrase only because I’ve never taken it seriously. Oh we’re going into extra time, we got free (fill in the blank), yuk, yuk. But if you use it in a nonironic way, I can see how it gets troublesome.
  10. Mngwa

    Mngwa Well-Known Member

    It's because everyone, everyone, hates extra innings
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    I have yet to encounter a baseball fan who likes this new rule. Opinions range from distaste to near-violent hatred. When I was a sportswriter I hated extra innings, but that was naked self-interest. A significant percentage of baseball's most famous and celebrated games went longer than 10 innings. Game Five of the 1975 World Series, Game Seven of the 2003 ALCS and Game Five of the 2004 ALCS to name only examples from Red Sox history.
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  12. Mngwa

    Mngwa Well-Known Member

    I don't watch baseball and haven't for decades. I don't know what rule change you're talking about. I was talking about the reference to free baseball and extra ratings. And I'm sorry just because there have been some epic extra inning games in post-season, doesn't change the thought that everyone hates extra innings in the regular season.
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