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More College Football Bowl Games Than Winning Teams?

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More College Football Bowl Games Than Winning Teams?

More College Football Bowl Games Than Winning Teams?

More College Football Bowl Games Than Winning Teams?

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An American football.
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An American football.
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I love corny sports terminology. My favorite newspaper word is "tilt," meaning game. Have you ever, even once in your life, heard anybody speak the word "tilt" when they mean game? No, you haven't.

The best term in broadcast is "shaken up." The quarterback could have his throwing arm ripped from his body, and the announcer would say he is "shaken up." Have you ever, even once in your life, heard anybody use the expression "shaken up," when they mean hurt real bad? No, you haven't.

Click the audio to find out Frank Deford's favorite sports word.