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15th Feb '17 6:22:36 AM megarockman
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* A quick side scene between ThoseTwoGuys in the stands in ''Film/TheWaterboy'': "(Boucher's) the best tackler I've seen since Joe Montana!" "...Joe Montana was a quarterback, you idiot."
27th Dec '16 7:15:30 AM megarockman
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{{Film}}s usually avoid this trope, as the writers there will generally have plenty of time to research for the script. Television, however, only gets seven to ten days of shooting.
21st Dec '16 12:17:45 PM MrItty
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** Also, in another scene, Elliot says that she'll be a bigger fraud than Barry Bonds; JD replies, "I love it when he wins at that game he plays."
** Also also, in another episode, JD tosses his friend Turk's basketball down a hospital hallway only to have it popped on the security guard's hook hand. JD apologizes to Turk and comforts him with the line "Relax, they come three to a can."
** Also ''also'' also, there's one scene which opens with JD and Turk discussing sports and agreeing that with a certain player, New York could really win the title. Then Turk asks, "which sport are we talking about here?" J.D. thinks it's tennis.

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** Also, in another scene, When Elliot says that she'll be a bigger fraud than Barry Bonds; Bonds, JD replies, "I love it when he wins at that game he plays."
** Also also, in In another episode, JD tosses his friend Turk's basketball down a hospital hallway only to have it popped on the security guard's hook hand. JD apologizes to Turk and comforts him with the line "Relax, they come three to a can."
** Also ''also'' also, there's There's one scene which opens with JD and Turk discussing sports and agreeing that with a certain player, New York could really win the title. Then Turk asks, "which sport are we talking about here?" J.D. thinks it's tennis.



** There's also another scene in "My Cake", where Cox and JD's brother try to cheer JD up by watching a sporting event with him. They wear Detroit Red Wings attire as they watch a college football game...between two professional teams.

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** There's also another a scene in "My Cake", where Cox and JD's brother try to cheer JD up by watching a sporting event with him. They wear Detroit Red Wings attire as they watch a college football game...between two professional teams.
16th Dec '16 12:07:07 PM megarockman
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** They also tested if it was possible to knock the cover off the ball, where they took one swing at the ball and declared that it was impossible without super strength, without taking into consideration that using the same ball over and over again might do the trick.

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** They also tested if it was possible to knock the cover off the ball, where they took one swing at the ball and declared that it was impossible without super strength, without taking into consideration that using the same ball over and over again might do the trick. At any rate, knocking the cover off the ball [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmy5ZSgNS_c has literally been done in an MLB game.]]
9th Nov '16 1:33:15 PM nombretomado
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* JonathanCoulton's "Kenesaw Mountain Landis" invokes this intentionally for comic effect, as well as a complete misunderstanding of the historical facts surrounding the Black Sox scandal.
* "Glory Days" by BruceSpringsteen. "Speedball", Bruce? Try '''fast'''ball.
* "Weep Day" by TheyMightBeGiants: ''"pitching for the Oakland Raiders"''. But the lyrics are loaded with contradictions, so it's intentional.

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* JonathanCoulton's Music/JonathanCoulton's "Kenesaw Mountain Landis" invokes this intentionally for comic effect, as well as a complete misunderstanding of the historical facts surrounding the Black Sox scandal.
* "Glory Days" by BruceSpringsteen.Music/BruceSpringsteen. "Speedball", Bruce? Try '''fast'''ball.
* "Weep Day" by TheyMightBeGiants: Music/TheyMightBeGiants: ''"pitching for the Oakland Raiders"''. But the lyrics are loaded with contradictions, so it's intentional.
15th Oct '16 6:01:16 AM Mdumas43073
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* People who are critical of and/or dismissive toward sports and sports fans often invoke this trope deliberately as a way of snarking on them. The term "[[http://marksussman.tumblr.com/post/75187934991/why-i-hate-sportsball sportsball]]" is a popular example.

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* People who are critical of and/or dismissive toward sports and sports fans fandom often invoke this trope deliberately as a way of snarking on them. The term "[[http://marksussman.tumblr.com/post/75187934991/why-i-hate-sportsball sportsball]]" is a popular example.



** [[http://angrydm.com/ The Angry DM]] -- a blogger writing about the theory of running {{Tabletop RPG}}s as a DM, GM, or whatever they call it in whatever system you use -- makes a running gag of intentionally butchering sportsball metaphors wherever possible. For example, from [[http://angrydm.com/2010/07/everyones-a-leader-in-their-own-way/2/#sthash.f1oDVbO2.dpuf Page 2 of "Everyone's a Leader in Their Own Way"]]:

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** * [[http://angrydm.com/ The Angry DM]] -- a blogger writing about the theory of running {{Tabletop RPG}}s as a DM, GM, or whatever they call it in whatever system you use -- makes a running gag of intentionally butchering sportsball metaphors wherever possible. For example, from [[http://angrydm.com/2010/07/everyones-a-leader-in-their-own-way/2/#sthash.f1oDVbO2.dpuf Page 2 of "Everyone's a Leader in Their Own Way"]]:
18th Sep '16 12:49:00 PM nombretomado
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* In one issue of {{Archie}} comics, the Riverdale team shows up to a football game, and the rival team is female. One CurbStompBattle later, Archie and Reggie are moping around, depressed, when Betty and Veronica ask to be shown how to "shoot baskets with this horse hide"[a football]. Reggie and Archie walk off with the girls in hand, going "[[CompletelyMissingThePoint When will you learn football is a man's game]]!" The girls wink at each other.

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* In one issue of {{Archie}} comics, Franchise/ArchieComics, the Riverdale team shows up to a football game, and the rival team is female. One CurbStompBattle later, Archie and Reggie are moping around, depressed, when Betty and Veronica ask to be shown how to "shoot baskets with this horse hide"[a football]. Reggie and Archie walk off with the girls in hand, going "[[CompletelyMissingThePoint When will you learn football is a man's game]]!" The girls wink at each other.
13th Aug '16 6:24:03 PM StarTropes
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* Played with in Film/TalladegaNights: the two lead characters, who have had a blood rivalry all movie, both crash in the final race. They leap out of their cars and attempt to run to the finish line, with the crowd on the edge of their seats. The announcers then point out that their footrace is completely meaningless, as both were disqualified the moment they stepped out of their cars. Doesn't stop them.

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* Played with in Film/TalladegaNights: Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby: the two lead characters, who have had a blood rivalry all movie, both crash in the final race. They leap out of their cars and attempt to run to the finish line, with the crowd on the edge of their seats. The announcers then point out that their footrace is completely meaningless, as both were disqualified the moment they stepped out of their cars. Doesn't stop them.
10th Aug '16 10:30:24 AM BunnyStar
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[[caption-width-right:314:The free-throw line! The goalposts! The MoralEventHorizon! [[HailFirePeaks The sandtrap! The avalanche zone]]! [[MovingTheGoalposts The goalposts]]! [[Creator/EddieIzzard The hanging gardens of Babylon...]] SPARE! Oh, but that is ''not'' [[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook Numberwang!]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Initiate MULTI-BAAAAAAALL!]] [[labelnote:But...]][[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants It's not Tuesday, Patrick!]][[/labelnote]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:314:The free-throw line! [[MovingTheGoalposts The goalposts! goalposts]]! The MoralEventHorizon! [[HailFirePeaks The sandtrap! The avalanche zone]]! [[MovingTheGoalposts [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment The goalposts]]! [[Creator/EddieIzzard The hanging gardens of Babylon...]] SPARE! Oh, but that is ''not'' [[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook Numberwang!]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Initiate MULTI-BAAAAAAALL!]] [[labelnote:But...]][[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants It's not Tuesday, Patrick!]][[/labelnote]]]]
14th Jul '16 1:01:11 PM Willbyr
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* In an episode of ''SquidGirl'', Ika plays soccer with some of Takeru's schoolmates. However, she has no idea how to play, and violates a lot of the rules, which the boys on both teams call her out on, such as [[LoopholeAbuse using her tentacles, which totally aren't her hands]], to get the soccer ball into the goal post, even though to the kids it looked like she held the ball in her hands. When she tries just using her feet, she's completely terrible to the point that the both teams collude to help her score at least one goal.

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* In an episode of ''SquidGirl'', ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'', Ika plays soccer with some of Takeru's schoolmates. However, she has no idea how to play, and violates a lot of the rules, which the boys on both teams call her out on, such as [[LoopholeAbuse using her tentacles, which totally aren't her hands]], to get the soccer ball into the goal post, even though to the kids it looked like she held the ball in her hands. When she tries just using her feet, she's completely terrible to the point that the both teams collude to help her score at least one goal.
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