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Unanswered points

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Johnny Dangerously, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    How many people do you see using this term when it does not apply? Almost every time I read it or hear it, it's wrong.

    Al Michaels just said the Saints trailed 7-0 but scored 21 unanswered points. Truth is, we don't yet know if those 21 points will be answered, do we? I mean, New Orleans had yet to kick off after taking a 21-7 lead, so Dallas didn't have a chance to answer yet.
  2. dawgpounddiehard

    dawgpounddiehard Active Member

    Yeah, he could have said, "...scored 21 straight" points. Straight is a direction... it's "consecutive."
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I love you. I have this argument all the freaking time with people.
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Has anyone ever really seen games all lined up in a row, as in the Cowboys have won four games in a row?
  5. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    When Jon Miller says Barry Bonds has two balls on him ... does he really ...
  6. I saw an example where the writer said Team A scored 21 unanswered points, and Team B answered with a touchdown and field goal.

    "Uh, hello? ... "
  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Yes, yes, yes, God Jesus yes. Every bit as annoying as dipshit announcers gushing over Slamdunk State's 5-0 "run."
  8. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    I'm with you! I ALWAYS say won four consecutive games.
  9. dawgpounddiehard

    dawgpounddiehard Active Member

  10. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    You're playing poker.

    To your delight, you have 8-9-10-J-Q

    You don't have a consecutive. You have a straight.
  11. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    Yes, and they are shriveling because of the steroids.
  12. KP

    KP Active Member

    Sure it's four straight or even games in a row.
    Look at the schedule
    Dec. 1 Podunk W 76-53
    Dec. 6 @ Tahoe W 65-49
    Dec. 7 @ Whoville W 71-70
    Dec. 10 Asshat Voke W 79-44
    Dec. 12 @ Podunk
    yada, yada, yada
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