By David Beaudin
Frogs Today staff writer
Cliches are everywhere around the game of football. As soon as fall camp is underway, “coach-speak” is a language you can hear on the practice fields and at podiums alike. Fans and “experts” can be heard spouting the same old things, year after year, game after game – regardless of the circumstances. Talking heads are, well, just that.
Some reporters write stories before the ball is even kicked off on Saturdays (I can confirm this is not the case at FrogsToday.com) and players are trained to state that the only play and only game that matters is “the next one.”
Part of the very definition of a cliche is a stereotype and, of course, that, while unoriginal in nature, is rooted in truth.
I felt compelled to give a quasi-dissertation on the definition and habitual nature of cliches in and around football before I used one myself.
TCU made enough plays to win its football game versus a solid Kansas football team.