Someone on Twitter recently asked what overused word or phrase they’d BAN from sports and sports coverage if they could . . . and the topic went viral.
Here are 10 of the most popular responses, based on the number of ‘likes.’
2. Barstool, which is apparently a reference to the website BarstoolSports.com.
4. GOAT, which of course means ‘Greatest of All-Time.’
8. Bayless, which is a reference to annoying ESPN personality Skip Bayless.
10. Warrior. The user added, quote, “Please. It’s a sport / game. Not life and death.” You could probably add a lot of other overly-dramatic military terms to that, like hero, soldier, war, and battle.
Most of these are pretty good . . . but with the wall-to-wall sports coverage, there’s really no shortage of responses. Some other good ones from the thread include: High-motor, clutch, filthy, intangibles, launch angle, load management, money’s worth, swagger, RBI or RBIs pronounced “ribbies,” aggressiveness because the noun should be aggression . . .
Momentum, “glue guy,” penetrate, “basketball IQ,” spiritability, “wants / wanted it more,” hustle, elite, process, and “putting on a clinic.”