KNUCKLEHEAD OF THE WEEK
Spouters of tired phrases
It’s a new year, a great time to clean out the sports garage, throw out those unwanted and unneeded phrases, such as:
Upon further review. “Further review” means a review of the review. Zero tolerance. Almost always used by someone who, upon further review, has at least a tiny bit of tolerance for what he has zero tolerance.
This one’s on me. Spoken by a losing coach, and usually means, “This one’s on the idiot players who won’t listen to me.” When spoken in a bar, no problem.
Score the basketball. No. Please.
Literally. “He literally carried the team on his back.” That’s literally incorrect, unless it’s the wife-carrying competition. Failure is not an option. Failure is always an option. That’s why they play the games.