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"We'll break it all down from here."

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by inthesuburbs, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. inthesuburbs

    inthesuburbs Member

    Is it possible we could stop using this trite expression?
    I wonder how many readers stub their mind on that usage every time. "Joe breaks down the defense."
    Whatever happened to analyzing, explaining, discussing, etc.?
    I guess as soon as we stop saying some players are more "physical" than others.
    Or "resiliency."
    It's sort of like being a police reporter, right? Cop reporters end up talking like cops. ("The suspect fled on foot...") And sports reporters end up talking like coaches.
    Bronco77 likes this.
  2. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    All of sports radio is trite.
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Join the conversation.
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    They all can score the basketball.
  5. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Dribble drive.
  6. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    It's brutal.

    But it's the thing now, too. If I read another Smart Football post "breaking down" Chip Kelly's inside zone play, I may die.
  7. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Well-Known Member

    And defend the rim. Or dominate in the paint (always amuses me when that one is used in an arena with unpainted free-throw lanes).
    Old Time Hockey likes this.
  8. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    "He's tall. He's got great length."
  9. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    I always bristled when Burnt Hamburger would talk about someone "exploding" through the hole. Or "he EXPLODES for the touchdown!"

    There better be body parts all over the end zone.
    Bronco77 likes this.
  10. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Well-Known Member

    Don't forget those fearsome "eruptions" -- "The Wildcats erupted for 21 points in the fourth quarter." Lots of volcanic activity this time of year.
    I Should Coco likes this.
  11. Earthman

    Earthman Well-Known Member

    It's a fluid situation
  12. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    We just need to execute.
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