Saturday, April 4, 2015

Commentary: A cliched (overused) phrase in sports reporting

  • I wish the sports presenters in recent editions of WKRG-TV, WALA-TV, and WPMI-TV's local news programs had not used the phrase "kicked off the team" in reference to a person being removed from the football team for the University of Alabama recently. If I were either one of those sports presenters, I would have simply said the person was removed from the team rather than say he was kicked off the team; it would have been more professional and clear and not perceived as either offensive, cliched, or vague to many listeners of their respective stations' local news programs.

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