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Coaches have been studying (blank) of their opponent ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by WScribblySh, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. WScribblySh

    WScribblySh Member

    In an electronic age that passed me by as I was listening to my Milli Vanilli cassette, I need help. Our guys are writing things like, "Coaches have been studying film of the Eagles in preparation for the season opener."

    Obviously, coaches don't watch film anymore. But they don't often watch tape, either. Anybody changing their wording to "Coaches have been studying digital imaging of their opponents . . . " ???
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Since it's most likely either video tape or digital video, I would say "watching video" would be reasonably accurate in both cases.
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  4. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Should this be merged with the Match Game 06 thread?
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yeah. If so, I'm gonna go with "ass" for the answer.
  6. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Oh Jeebus!

    Coaches don't tell the players they're going to watch digital imagery at 11. It's film. It's a euphemism, and it's okay to use.
  7. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    I've been using "video footage."
  8. it's like dialing a phone

    people still say it, but nobody's dialed a freaking phone in 20 years
  9. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Why are they studying their opponents when it should be that they are scouting their opponents
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Old Man Perrywinkle ...
  12. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Right. And Tiger Woods has never hit a 3-wood on the PGA Tour, either.
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