So, here's the challenge to Brilliant Readers: Come up with words that only seem to be in sports. The baseline spoword -- which you might have heard on the Poscast -- is "ensuing." This, of course, is always followed by the word "kickoff."
What I'm looking for here -- and yes, I'm asking you to do write my column for me this week -- are words that, on their own, are NOT specifically sports words. That is to say, I'm not interested in "bunt" or "interception" or even "shank." I'm more interested in words like Brilliant Reader Shabs suggestion of "stave," as in "stave off elimination."
I've actually got a lot of them, but I don't want to curb your creativity.