used in national sport
Anything Lou Holtz ever says.
Anything that comes out of Gus Johnson's mouth.
Does this phrase drive anyone else nuts when commentators use it? A team isn't forced to punt, they elect to punt. Frequently, they do so even when it's a demonstrably bad idea, because of the generally risk averse nature of people and management generally. I feel like commentators just tacitly agreeing that coaches have no choice helps reinforce this bad decision making.
and I'm suddenly reminded of...
Quite often, the difference between an idiot and a genius is simply a matter of success rate.
I am sick of hearing Andy Reid say " I take full responsibility" and "we gotta do a better job" after every loss, several times.
Taking responsibility is good, but it is meaningless if you just repeat it over and over at every press conference.