What I think it means: When you stop your opponent from getting past you by threatening to cut them
What cut blocking actually means: an offensive line technique that consists of an offensive player knocking a defensive player down by hitting his knees
What I think it means: Someone who is open and can catch the ball…or the hunky single guy on the team.
What eligible receiver actually means: The only player who can legally catch a forward pass, and only an eligible receiver may advance beyond the neutral zone if a forward pass which crosses the neutral zone is thrown.
What I think it means: Like when you baby hit the ball just to get to first base.
What bunt actually means: In a bunt play, the batter loosely holds the bat in front of the plate and intentionally taps the ball into play.
What I think it means: Classic Steve Merkle’s always got a stiffy
What Merkle’s Boner actually means: Merkle’s Boner refers to the notorious baserunning mistake committed by rookie Fred Merkle of the New York Giants in a game against the Chicago Cubs in 1908. Merkle’s failure to advance to second base on what should have been a game-winning hit led instead to a force out at second and a tied game.
What I think it means: Like a groupie but for hockey
What puck bunny actually means: female ice hockey fan, often one whose interest in the sport is primarily motivated by sexual attraction to the players rather than enjoyment of the game itself
What I think it means: Kelly Clarkson song.
What breakaway actually means: a situation in ice hockey in which a player with the puck has no defending players, except for the goaltender, between themselves and the opposing goal, leaving them free to skate in and shoot at will (before the out-of-position defenders can catch them).
Hack a Shaq
What I think it means: Someone’s very specific murder fantasy for Shaquille O’Neal
What hack a shaq actually means: a basketball defensive strategy initially instituted in the National Basketball Association (NBA) by former Dallas Mavericks coach Don Nelson to hinder the scoring ability of the opposing team by continuously committing professional fouls against one of its opposing players, the player chosen being the one with the weakest free throw percentage among players on the court.
What I think it means: My prison nickname…or like the waterboy for basketball.
What ball boy actually means: individuals, usually youths, who retrieve balls for players or officials in sports such as association football, American football, cricket, tennis, baseball and basketball
What I think it means: When a guy loses but still gets ass anyways
What lucky loser actually means: a sports player who loses a match in the qualifying round of a knockout tournament, but who then enters the main draw when another player withdraws after the tournament has started because of illness, injury or other reason
What I think it means: defective condom or broken ball.
What dead rubber actually means: term used in sporting parlance to describe a match in a series where the series result has already been decided by earlier matches.