I enjoy most sports and watch a lot of events. I know what rookies, journeymen, red-shirt freshmen, Prop 48, and utility players are. I am aware of the nuances of many sporting events. However, I am not aware of a consistent definition of the term “veteran” as it applies to an athlete.
Is there a certain number of years one must put in before reaching veteran status? Be on a championship team? Be voted to an all-star or similar event? Just be famous?
I have heard second-year players be referred to as veterans. What gives?
Souvenieeeeers, nov-elties, par-ty tricks