busted play (wikipedia) : A play (2016 Republican Election Campaign) which, due to unforeseen circumstances (Donald Trump), deteriorates to the point that it no longer conforms with the coach’s (Republican National Commitee) playbook (ethics, morals, common decency) and leads to confusion or chaos on the field (campaigns, debates, media).
blitz (wikipedia): when additional players are sent to “rush the quarterback” – that is, try to tackle the quarterback or disrupt his pass attempt.
MATTHEWS: “Do you believe in punishment for abortion, yes or no, as a principle?”
TRUMP: “The answer is that there has to be some form of punishment.
MATTHEWS: “For the woman.”
TRUMP: “Yeah, there has to be some form.”
MATTHEWS: “Ten cents? Ten years? What?”
TRUMP: “I don’t know. That I don’t know. That I don’t know.”
- Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s Campaign Manager, was charged this week with “simple battery.” ‘Nuf said.
- Women are not so much lovin’ The Donald these days. In truth, his unfavorable rating with the ladies is reaching a tipping point where a general election presto change-o “New Trump” is not going to bring the female vote running to his lovin’ arms.
juke (wikipedia): used to evade a tackler by deception, thus without need of a stiff arm.
- “Sham Charity:” Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R – TN has circulated a letter in which she is requesting the FTC investigate public corruption charges against Clinton based on her dual duties working with the Clinton Foundation, a not-for-profit charity and as acting Secretary of State.
- Fossil Fuel Industry donations hidden by SuperPacs and bundlers. Sanders supporter causes shrieks from Hillary as she demands “the lies from Sander’s camp stop.”
The Wrong Way Run (wikipedia): On October 25, 1964, in a game against the San Francisco 49ers, Jim Marshall recovered a fumble and ran 66 yards with it the wrong way into his own end zone thinking he had scored a touchdown for the Vikings. Marshall later received a letter from Roy Riegels, infamous for a wrong-way run in the 1929 Rose Bowl, stating, “Welcome to the club”.
mercy rule (wikipedia): brings a sports event to an early end when one team has a very large and presumably insurmountable lead over the other team. It is called the mercy rule because it spares the losing team the humiliation of suffering a more formal loss.
fantasy football (wikipedia): is a reality-based recreational activity in which the participants of a fantasy football league serve as the general managers of virtual (a computer technology that replicates an environment, real or imagined, and simulates a user’s physical presence and environment in a way that allows the user to interact with it) professional football teams.