Friday, October 29, 2010

Facing third and long

I FOUND A BASEBALL HEADLINE that uses a reference to football, but I like it.

Rangers Head to Texas, Facing Third and Long


Why does it work? The Texas Rangers have lost two games to the San Francisco Giants, and the third game of the World Series is coming up in Arlington, Texas. Normally, football is king in Texas (the two sports in Texas are football and spring football practice). Coming off a 9-0 loss, the Rangers are in deep trouble — third and long.


It works on a couple of levels, but I'm not sure they need the comma.

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