n.— «Could you explain in a little more depth what it means…this concept of jockocracy? Vic: Howard Cosell coined and popularized the term. He used it to refer to a mass migration of players from the playing field to the broadcast booth. Nowadays, you could use the word to describe all of professional football. Coaches are players, broadcasters are players, front office executives are players, agents are players, league executives are players, internet reporters are players. It’s players coaching players, players reporting on players, players negotiating the contracts of players, players enforcing the league’s uniform policy, and on and on. It’s all jocks. That’s what Cosell meant.» —“Beware of the ‘living dead'” by Vic Oct. 6, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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