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Old 10-02-2006, 08:55 PM   #1
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A "Walk Off Touchdown" ??

Did anyone else catch Enberg say that when Moss caught the game winning TD? He called it a "walk off" touchdown. That's three references I've heard this year so far. Another by a local writer in my paper's sports page this morning.

Now, it's bad enough that an absurd baseball term has wormed its way into football jargon - which stands just fine on its own, thank you very much. But the phrase itself just doesn't make any sense.

If two kids are playing Battleship, does the last ship that goes down qualify as a "walk off" sinking? If you get lucky on your lottery numbers this week, did you win a "walk off" scratcher? If you and your buddies get together to play some poker on Thursday night, does the winner of a round call it the "walk off" winning hand?

Who thought of this ridiculous term, and why are we using it in football?
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:01 PM   #2
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Re: A "Walk Off Touchdown" ??

I think it was something that was said in the moment. It could catch on, but when was the last time if ever you saw a game, an overtime end in such fashion with such drama.

I think it was phrased coined for yestersday's game.
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:10 PM   #3
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What's wrong with it? You score a touchdown, then you walk off the field because game is over. Just because it is done much more in baseball means nothing.
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:16 PM   #4
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What's wrong with it? You score a touchdown, then you walk off the field because game is over. Just because it is done much more in baseball means nothing.
So when a team has a comfortable lead as time runs out, and they just kneel down, should we start calling it a "walk off" kneel down?

How about when the game ends on a field goal? A "walk off" field goal? Or how about a "walk off" field goal miss?

What about a Hail Mary pass that falls incomplete? Is it a "walk off" incomplete pass?
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:56 PM   #5
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So when a team has a comfortable lead as time runs out, and they just kneel down, should we start calling it a "walk off" kneel down?

How about when the game ends on a field goal? A "walk off" field goal? Or how about a "walk off" field goal miss?

What about a Hail Mary pass that falls incomplete? Is it a "walk off" incomplete pass?
I got one. How about you do a "walk off" post.
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:06 PM   #6
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Re: A "Walk Off Touchdown" ??

Alvin#40 with the burn...

Anyhow, I'm not sure if you were asking this in your initial post Beem but the term "walk off" originated with Dennis Eckersley, I think when he was a relief pitcher with Oakland. After giving up a game winning homerun in the bottom of the 9th he was asked something to the extent of how did he feel. To which he replied, when something like that happens there's nothing you can do but "walk off" the field.
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Re: A "Walk Off Touchdown" ??

Santana Moss also had a hat trick last night.
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Re: A "Walk Off Touchdown" ??

I like it, it IS a walkoff TD.

And, btw, the first Redskins Walkoff I've ever seen. I've called it a walkoff all day lol, funny someone said that.
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santana moss wins games, period.
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Old 10-02-2006, 11:04 PM   #10
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Re: A "Walk Off Touchdown" ??

This phrase is pure and utter BS. For the Jags it was a walk-off TD. But for the Redskins it was anything but. If you think it was, show me a Redskin that was WALKING after that TD. A hop-off TD, a run-off TD, a dance-off TD I remember...

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What's wrong with it? You score a touchdown, then you walk off the field because game is over. Just because it is done much more in baseball means nothing.
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WALK OFF, WALK OFF

WALK OFF, WALK OFF
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Old 10-03-2006, 05:56 AM   #12
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Re: A "Walk Off Touchdown" ??

What is really interesting to note is, in the years that there has been OT in games only 3 have ended with a TD. All others field goals or ties. So it is rare to have a walk off TD.
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What is really interesting to note is, in the years that there has been OT in games only 3 have ended with a TD. All others field goals or ties. So it is rare to have a walk off TD.
only three? cause we've been a part of two of them in the last two years (LT at fedex, moss at fedex). I guess it's possible, but that does seem a bit low.


and it is a walk off TD. you're analogy to battleship makes no sense at all. and it wouldn't be a walk off kneel down, since the term is used for a last minute play that results in a win when the other team won't have a chance to respond. A kneel down only happens when you're already ahead and just killing time. I mean, a game deciding homerun that's hit in the 3rd inning or the last pitch in the ninth aren't referred to as a walk off home run or a walk off pitch, so i have no idea why you'd think that the term should apply to a kneel down in the first place.

there's some seriously faulty logic in your complaints.
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Old 10-03-2006, 07:50 AM   #14
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Re: A "Walk Off Touchdown" ??

While we are complaining about obscure meaningless terms, can I get a moratorium on 'trickeration'? It was funny and clever 4 years ago but I think if I hear Dick Stockton or Dick Enberg or hell, any white guy over the age of 55 use it I will have to mute my TV for the rest of the game..
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I got one. How about you do a "walk off" post.
Meaning I win the argument? Fine by me!
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