Monday, May 10, 2010

The must win label is a loser

I don't read a lot of sports journalism but I read enough to be tired of one trope: the must win game.  Sports writers trot it out way too often.   In sports there certainly are 'must win' games but unless the season is on the line the game isn't 'must win'.  The notion behind the label is that by loosing the game the team will find themselves in a dire situation or they will have missed an awesome opportunity.  I see the appeal of the label, it's probably even sells some papers, but I'm tired of it.  How about 'Big game tonight!", "A Loss Could Tie up the Series", anything else than the tired old slogan: "Must Win Game"
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