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Sports terms have become so popular in our everyday speech that we may not even be aware that we are using them Sports literature comes from a variety of sports but baseball leads the way in sports terminology because it is one of the most dominating American sports Other sports such as boxing football hockey gambling basketball track field and darts also contribute to our language Every day we are thrown a curve when something in our lives goes array It is inevitable that you will hear this term at least once a week and the one saying it probably wont even know they have just uttered a sports term Sports terminology is used so commonly that most dont even know they are using famous sports terms Sometimes people are so perfect at their profession that they are batting 1000 Sports terms are used in a variety of careers such as medicine Lou Gherigs disease is a common term used by doctors to diagnose a patient Football has contributed to our language by promoting battlefield like terminology The Quarterback throws hail maries or bombs to his other players These terms are both commonly used in war and in our everyday speech Basketball has given us the ever-lasting Hi-Five which we get after we accomplish a good deed Boxing has given us a quote for giving up Im throwing in the towel Track and Field Jumps the gun when we do something a little to early All of these terms are used to get an idea across When one uses sports terms he is using metaphorical language and is comparing everyday life to a sports Sports terms describe activities we take part in every day Sports movies and athletes themselves have also given us a variety of quotes It aint over till its over said by the legendary Babe himself Then there is the Field of Dreams and epic story about baseball that had contributed the
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