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When Tigers Smoked

In English, fairy tales often begin with the phrase “once upon a time.” In contrast, Korean folktales often begin with “In the old days, when tigers used to smoke,” or similar phrases, such as “In the old, old days when...

punt ugly

punt ugly  n.— «In LSU football parlance, the formation with three upbacks between punter and deep snapper is called the shield formation. Tigers fans call it “punt ugly,” a name that Jasper takes some offense to.» —“Jasper battle for...

bonus baby

bonus baby  n.— «Al, who signed with the Tigers in 1953, was what was then known in baseball as a “bonus baby.” As a result, he came straight to the big leagues out of high school when he was 18.» —“Big day for...

motion lotion

motion lotion  n.— «When I was getting a pre-race rub down from our trainers, we Tigers ran out of what was known as “motion lotion”—think wintergreen, Ben-Gay and baby oil—heats up the muscles before you jump into a 76.2 F...

submarining

submarining  n.— «Maryland has performed well in short-yardage goal-line situations in part because its defensive linemen employ a legal technique known as “submarining,” where they lunge forward from a four-point stance and cut down...