| FTBL Blow?



Okay, I know this has nothing to do with Bama...but what is the deal with announcers using the word "blow" to describe taking a break? Did I miss the memo or something? This is so irritating!
Yeah, I've heard that term a lot so I guess I'm used to it. I find, though, that announcers, once a word or phrase is coined, use that word or phrase to death. Case in point: "He went yard" for hitting a homerun. Another: used to be a basketball player posted up in the lane. Now, it's "in the paint." Just an observation or two. Not really football, either.
I think the term originated at The University of Miami when, along with water breaks, the players were given breaks to do a line of cocaine or "blow" to give them an extra boost of energy. Of course, I could just be using this as an opportunity to take a shameless jab at the "U". :D
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