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Cliche of the day: "under the bus"

.. in which we highlight a well-worn, nonsensical or jargon-laden word or phrase that has been infecting the world of sports broadcasting.

Today's phrase: "threw him under the bus."

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I'm not quite sure why the vehicle in question has always been a bus rather than something else large like a tractor-trailer, but the allusion paints a disturbing picture in any case. It's not enough to say someone is pinning the blame, I suppose.

Squirm-inducing phrase or not, the tires are getting pretty worn by now.

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(Bet you thought I'd use a picture of Jerome Bettis, didn't you?)

Photo: Bloomberg News


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