What's your favorite sports metaphor?

Sports metaphors - favorite? - Use of sports metaphors in everyday life
@bounce58 (17550)
Canada
January 27, 2010 9:48am CST
Do you have a favorite you use in your everyday life? Just heard on the radio today, talk about the Boston Bruins' game after their long west coast trip. On their first game back on the East coast, they were so flat, they couldn't punch their way out of a wet bag! That's one great metaphor. I think I'll be using it in my everyday conversations. Or do you like staples? Like, giving it a 110 percent, deliver a knock-out blow, on a level playing field, coming out of left field, etc. What's your favorite? How do you use it?
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@jewels49 (1784)
• United States
28 Jan 10
They flopped like a fish is one I picked up from one of the boys on the football team. I thought it was a funny, and not one I have really heard over and over. And the guy that calls our football games here use to have a few pet ones for our games.."run down by a herd of Mustangs" and "hit by the number 71 train" when my son was doing his job.
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@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
28 Jan 10
I've heard something similar to the flopping in hockey. When goalies are faced with a lot of shovelling in front. Your kid must really hit hard!
@jewels49 (1784)
• United States
28 Jan 10
He does alright. I think I have heard that about the goalie flopping too, now that you mention it.
• United States
28 Jan 10
Not quite a metaphor, but Babe Ruth once said "you can't beat someone who does not quit. " Vince Lombadi when trying to get his team to train harder said "fatigue makes cowards of us all." He also famously said after an ugly loss "gentlemen, this is a football".
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@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
28 Jan 10
I like your Babe Ruth not-quite-a-metaphor. Very appropriate to everyday life. Thanks valentinesdiner.
• United States
27 Jan 10
My favorite is " They beat them like a rented mule." It is fun to say and it is so descriptive.I loved it when I heard L.T. of the Giants say " Let's go out there and play like a bunch of mad dogs."
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@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
27 Jan 10
They beat them like a rented mule. Haha! It even sounds funny saying it. I wonder where these guys get these metaphors?! It does make it more fun, whatever sport they are talking about.
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@jewels49 (1784)
• United States
8 Mar 10
Thanks bounce..sorry I didn't say it sooner, haven't checked my e-mail in awhile.