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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

    There was one defensive hustle/steal by Baylor in the last minute that led to a transition basket. If anything would have fallen into the dreaded "bad sportsmanship" category, I guess that would be it.
  2. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    When tennis players apologize with a wave to the opponent on a shot that hits the net and goes over. Moronic in a sport where players scream at the umpire and hit linesman with balls.
  3. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    God, I HATE that. I play tennis and watch a lot of it, and I just don't get that. It's part of the game. Just like any other sport, sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you don't.

    And it's not like you were trying to hit the net cord to make your opponent look bad (BTW, if I could do that on purpose, you're damn right I would). It would make more sense to apologize for hitting a great drop shot (and for the record, that wouldn't make sense, either).
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  4. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Meanwhile, every fucking town park player cheats calling the baseline.

    I once bet a buddy $1 he couldn't hit the net cord, which he then did. "What, no apology?" I said.
  5. Tighthead

    Tighthead Well-Known Member

    Of course the PGA won’t stand against Georgia by moving the Masters

    This is a tire fire of an article, but one of my biggest pet peeves is people calling the PGA Tour the PGA. Calling it the Tour is fine. It’s not the PGA. This guy clearly has no clue that ANGC runs the Masters and they’ve played without sponsors before.

    Unique Canadian pet peeve - “backcatcher” in baseball.
  6. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Every fucking British affectation by Americans regarding soccer.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Collective plural in reference to team/band names.

    Minnesota IS playing Detroit. The Twins ARE playing the Tigers.

    You'd think the British could speak English. But no.
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  8. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    When guys at work used to call out that the score was 2-nil, I wanted to start throwing stuff.
  9. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    "Red Sock"

    The end.
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  10. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    My dad gets super upset when he hears that too. He says they’re trying too hard. That and the MLS teams that pattern themselves after European clubs. Putting an FC at the end of team names because it sounds like you should except we don’t call soccer football or even fußball. Or calling a team United. DC United is the one exception I’ll make because of the play on US but Atlanta United gets my dad because United refers to the joining of old city clubs.

    My dad just has little patience for US soccer announcers.
  11. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    If you watch enough foreign soccer, you hear the lingo all of the time and it isn’t surprisingly that people use it. It’s not a crime against humanity.

    I try not to use pitch or nil, but I definitely slip. It’s not like I am using “passed a late fitness test” or “the defense was at sixes and sevens”
  12. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    My dad looks down on American announcers because we’re so new to the sport. He just gets tired of hearing Europeanisms with American stat-for-everything mentality. Of course he grew up watching soccer in Mexico so his expectations are different. I don’t mind pitch so much (I mean I would expect foreign announcers to say court or diamond). But I still rather listen to the NBCSN crew than the Fox Sports crew.
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