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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention



    Quote Originally Posted by lowrider View Post
    It's a terrible reflection on our learning institutions in this country. Having said that, Ray is no worse then some, and better then many.
    Did you mean to put a smiley face after that? If so, THEN I completely understand.





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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention

    If Michael Irvin has evolved to the level he has from where he started, then Ray will be sitting on the moon.




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    Quote Originally Posted by CA Raven View Post
    To be fair, all of these ex-athletes stumble over their words or say things that are grammatically incorrect. I've heard Steve Young say things that made me shake my head. My issue is that Ray has apparently been slotted as the pimp for the defensive side in contrast to the takes that Dilfer and Young have. It's all very formulaic and so typical of ESPN. In other words, barely watchable. Doesn't matter who it is: Mark Schlereth, Brian Dawkins, Herm Edwards, etc. Blah, blah, blah, yada, yada, yada..... It's all Hot Air Central.
    Mark Schlereth is legit, love that guy. Just look up Mark Schlereth NFL rules rant on YouTube and you'll see why.




  4. #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    Did you mean to put a smiley face after that? If so, THEN I completely understand.

    You beat me to it! People on here complaining about Ray's speech and they're making errors themselves.

    than = used for comparisons
    then = used for time
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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention

    Quote Originally Posted by lowrider View Post
    It's a terrible reflection on our learning institutions in this country.
    Yes, because a few jocks who butcher some sentences here and there are representative in any given year of the millions of college graduates who speak and use the English language appropriately and accurately.




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    These athlete's are here to give their opinion from the heart (allegedly) so does being grammatically perfect like James Brown or Curt Menefee matter? Lavar Arrington and Terry Bradshaw butcher the English language in an attempt to get their point across yet are wildly popular both regionally and nationally. Guys like Emmitt were dumped not because of their delivery but the fact that they brought absolutely nothing to the table. Same goes for Jerry Rice who was not quite as grammatically bad as Emmitt but delivered next to nothing.

    To the OP, I have to say that you proven a leopard can't change its spots.

    Let's just say that your posts just like on the old sunspot board have a rush to it.




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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention

    Quote Originally Posted by lowrider View Post
    It's a terrible reflection on our learning institutions in this country. Having said that, Ray is no worse then some, and better then many.
    I'll put Ernest Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald, and Mark Twain up against any other 3 writers from another country.




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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention

    Poor grammar is everywhere, not just out of Ray's mouth. Heck, listen to the professional broadcasters, the ones that went to school specifically for speaking English properly, and count how many times they end sentences with prepositions. It's unfortunately the sign of the times. It wasn't that long ago that gentlemen would never wear a hat indoors; now you regularly see it - even during meals. I don't do it and don't care for it, but it is what it is and I accept it.
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  10. #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr OC View Post
    Poor grammar is everywhere, not just out of Ray's mouth. Heck, listen to the professional broadcasters, the ones that went to school specifically for speaking English properly, and count how many times they end sentences with prepositions. It's unfortunately the sign of the times. It wasn't that long ago that gentlemen would never wear a hat indoors; now you regularly see it - even during meals. I don't do it and don't care for it, but it is what it is and I accept it.
    Exspecially is not a word.
    Conversate is not a word.




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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Silver View Post
    Exspecially is not a word.
    Conversate is not a word.
    Let's add "trickeration" to that list, that's often used by broadcasters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    Let's add "trickeration" to that list, that's often used by broadcasters.
    As is "matriculate"...unlike the others, it is a word, but its definition doesn't fit the football meaning for which it is used.




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