Category Archives: Sports Language

Journalists are ready for the ‘Big Cliche’

March Madness kicks off in less than a week, which means that everybody’s dusting off their cliches about the Big Dance. So I’ll shake the rust off a piece I published back in 2008 on Blogger where I lamented, to … Continue reading

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A few more suggestions on writing about sports more precisely, accurately

I recently Tweeted out further suggestions on ways to write more precisely and accurately about sports. I have posted those below.

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Even Spock might agree: Clarity is the key to solid sportswriting

Once upon a time, someone somewhere used a new word or phrase to describe something related to sports that was creative, illuminating and/or humorous. Through the years, that word became embedded in sports journalism’s lexicon, used – perhaps, tirelessly – … Continue reading

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Quick Takes: Avoid cliches like the (zombie) plague

A few quick-takes while reading college sports media across the country. Not a big fan of teams ‘suffering losses’ regardless if defeat is by 1 point or 49 points, unless players got hurt during the game. You can see the definitions of … Continue reading

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