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Sports terms that have fallen out of favor in the last 60 years

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Football_Bat, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I hate, absolutely abhor the continuous use of "bandwagon." I so pray it would fall out of favor.
    When's the last time anyone has seen a bandwagon? It is antiquated, inaccurate and, literally, has nothing to do with Sports.

    http://thejackenhacks.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/bandwagon-2.jpg

    (Personal rant over.)
     
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Very uncommon these days. Although a lot of Oklahoma papers use it to refer to the Okie Lite Cowboys.
     
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    i used booters.

    fish for swimmers.

    ski birds for ski jumpers.

    sticksters for field hockey players.
     
  4. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    I've used "compile" and "tally" before, in regard to stats.
     
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    That's my kind of writer, right there.

    I mean, fuck it. Lets at least have fun while the ship goes down.
     
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    The word's earned its cultural spurs.
    Those who hear it pick up on the reference immediately . . . and the word continues to carry weight as the title of arguably the ultimate
    Broadway musical revue . . .
     
  7. doctorx

    doctorx Member

    How about "loop" instead of league or conference?
     
  8. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Oh, yeah, you're right.
    Everyone identifies with a musical from 60 years ago and immediately links it to contemporary fandom.
     
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member



    Not particularly . . . but the staying power of the phrase remains undeniable.
     
  10. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Never denied it. Stated I felt it an empty, antiquated word that I didn't like.
    It's become a colloquialism of a cliche.
     
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Two candidates instantly spring to mind, both from the same family-owned chain.
     
  12. Bud_Bundy

    Bud_Bundy Active Member

     
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