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Football Jargon

Football, like most sports, brings its own set of idioms and jargon that ride the line between cleverness and cliche. The adjective multiple describes a player, an offense or defense, or even a whole team that has multiple threats or talents. And a...

sporno

sporno  n.—Gloss: Images of sportspeople that are similar to or evocative of pornography. Note: sport(s) + porno «Dolce & Gabbana’s latest sporno campaign for their Intimo men’s underwear line (above), employing eager, wide-shouldered...

cum gutter

cum gutter  n.—Gloss: The central, vertical, depressed line between the well-defined abdominal muscles of a man. «Dolce & Gabbana’s latest sporno campaign for their Intimo men’s underwear line (above), employing eager, wide-shouldered...

wedgebuster

wedgebuster  n.— «Goff’s role as a “wedgebuster” is part of the historic derivative of one of football’s oldest and most dangerous plays: the Flying Wedge, first used by Harvard against Yale in 1892. Back then, 10 men formed a...

next year country

next year country  n.— «Over the last 15 years, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have often gathered to clean out their lockers at the end of another CFL season knowing they faced a winter of excuses. In a place farmers often refer to as...