Tuesday, September 27, 2005
The Rep: What if I object to the term "aging hoopster"?
According to SportsCliche.com there are quite a few alternatives. "He's a wily veteran. He's their elder statesman. He has great durability. He's lost a step or two. He won't retire until he gets that ring. He wants to go out on top. He's the only player left from their championship days. The fans still love him. He's a great role model. He's an ambassador of the sport. He's done so much for the game. It's only a matter of time until he's enshrined in the Hall-of-Fame. He gives a lot back to the community. He's an icon in this town. He's only played sparingly this season. What has he done for you lately? He's got a bad wheel. He must regain his past form. He's been the subject of trade rumors. He's being shopped around. He's past his prime. The game has passed him by. He's washed up as a player. When it stops being fun, it's time to quit. He'll keep playing as long as he can contribute. He'll know when it's time. It's time to start working on the golf game."