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Old 08-02-2017, 09:44 AM
MaxTheVool is offline
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Originally Posted by DKW View Post
Max - See, see, you could've said "early exits" or "surprise knockouts" or whatever. I hate terms like "embarrassments". Embarrassing to who, exactly? You had money on them or something? At some point you just have to accept that crap happens in sports, and even more so when the sport is designed from the ground up to make crap happen.
I think it's a reasonable choice of words, for situations where not only does someone do worse than expected, but they do MUCH worse than expected, or fluff something that ought to be quite easy for them.

Brian Arnold failing at the brutal double wedge deep in stage 2 = not embarrassing
Kacy totally missing the mini tramp at the propeller bar early in stage 1 = embarrassing