100 Best Sports Cliches That have been Overused

If you’ve ever watched a game of football or basketball on TV you must’ve heard a lot of sports cliches.

These cliches started well, but the media has used these phrases so much that they’ve even lost their meaning.

If you’re hungry to know what some of these phrases are, below are 100 of the best sports cliches that the media never gets tired of using.

Some of the Best Sports cliches

The ball’s in your court

Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships

We knocked it out of the park

Keep your eye on the ball

There is no ‘I’ in ‘team

Goals are not deserved, goals are made

He gave 110 percent

Take it to the next level

Backs against the wall

Making a statement/Sending a message

A must-win ballgame

One game at a time

The best defense is a good offense

He’s got a great work ethic

Records are meant to be broken

The other team wanted it more

It’s a marathon, not a sprint

On top of his game

We’re in the business of winning

Threw him under the bus

Blood, sweat, and tears

We just ran out of time

You gotta give them a lot of credit

These teams match up well

They’re in a league of their own

Take it one game at a time

Threw him under the bus

The go-to guy

We overcame adversity

They have unbelievable chemistry

He brought his ‘A’ game today

It’s do or die right here

He’s a team player

That will come back to haunt them

It’s all about the fundamentals

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish

The win today was a total team effort

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More Sports Cliches and Phrases for you

We knocked it out of the park

Take one for the team

This game is all mental

They can really light up the scoreboard

The media are blowing this out of proportion

That will come back to haunt them

We control our own destiny

They just wanted it more

Defense wins championships

The final score is the only stat that matters

On the same page

It’s been a tale of two halves

No one gave us a chance

Momentum has shifted

Left it all on the field (court)

It comes down to which team wants it more

A win’s a win

These fans are rockin’!

He’s just a natural-born leader

It doesn’t get any better than this

The dude is a physical freak

On paper, they’re the team to beat

He’s on fire

It comes down to which team wants it more

We beat a very good team today

It’s not over until it’s over

This team is running like a well-oiled machine

More Cliche Sports Sayings

The fans are getting their money’s worth

These two teams are fighting tooth and nail

He’s the real deal

They’re back on their heels

They can smell blood in the water

That score sealed the victory

They’re off to the races now

He’s a great role model

He’s had a Hall-of-Fame career

We need someone who can take us to the next level

It’s all about winning and losing

He’s a bench warmer

That play electrified the crowd

It’s a whole new ballgame

He’s in a league of his own

He’s silenced all the critics

They’ll have a lot to discuss at halftime

They dodged the bullet there

They have to get back on track

When it rains it pours

That’s a nail in the coffin

This could get ugly

He’s a rookie sensation

He’s past his prime

He’s washed up as a player

He’s one of the all-time greats

We’re going to savor this victory

We’ve got the greatest fans in the world

They wanted it more than we did

He carries the team on his shoulders/back

They thrive under pressure

He has a killer instinct

He’s having a monster game

This has been his breakout season

He’ll have his game-face on

He has the heart of a champion

Crunch time

Final Words

Well, these are some of the most overused sports cliches by the media. If you know more, you can add it in the comments section below.

Also, tell us what are your favorite sports cliche that you never get tired of using.

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