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  1. #1
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    One Question Quiz / Contest

    Winner gets a quick poem about them from me, EarlJam.

    Back in the late 70s / early 80s, when you played backyard basketball, if you swished a jump shot while being defended, it was popular to proudly yell out a certain term.

    Name that term.

    (this came up in discussion with a friend last night - and we want to bring the term back in business and all walks of life).

    -EarlJam

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    i'm too young for this but...

    "in your face"
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    Swish

    Too old....Jeez this board does make me realize my age too often......
    BUT............

    "Swish............."

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    Facial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EarlJam View Post
    Winner gets a quick poem about them from me, EarlJam.

    Back in the late 70s / early 80s, when you played backyard basketball, if you swished a jump shot while being defended, it was popular to proudly yell out a certain term.

    Name that term.

    (this came up in discussion with a friend last night - and we want to bring the term back in business and all walks of life).

    -EarlJam
    "Swish!"

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    don't people still say "swish" and "in your face"?
    Duke '03
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    Well, from where I'm from it was always just, "Face!"

    But I will accept "In your face" and "Facial!"

    -EJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by EarlJam View Post
    Well, from where I'm from it was always just, "Face!"

    But I will accept "In your face" and "Facial!"

    -EJ
    SWEET! Haikus are preferred!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EarlJam View Post
    Well, from where I'm from it was always just, "Face!"

    But I will accept "In your face" and "Facial!"

    -EJ
    What about "in THE face?"

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    We used to holler "Cotton!" too. As in, the material in the net (though it doubtless wasn't actually cotton).

  11. #11
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    DC in the early 90's had a bunch of versions:

    Face
    Mouth
    Nets
    Money
    Cash
    Butter
    Splash
    Water
    Or just yelling your favorite player ("Jordan!") - I seem to recall a Chappelle show or SNL skit about applying this to other situations, but not remembering completely

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    buckets and splash were both used as well
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    We used to also say "Douche!"

    I think we heard the term, "Deuce!" somewhere and tweaked it a bit for Burlington's notorious East side.

    -EarlJam

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    We would always say "Jordan" after hitting a turn around. I would always say "Good" after hitting a bomb.

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    sheegup was also said, although typing that one out probably doesn't do it justice
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    One other key distinction - "Face" or "Jordan" was said during the shot, not after, so sometimes it wouldn't really work out all that well.

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    for some reasons my friends and I would call out Yahtzee if we hit a big shot in someone's face. That carried over to the golf course, and when someone rolls in a long putt you will often heare "yyyyaaaaaaahhhhhTZEE"
    My Quick Smells Like French Toast.

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    Around our parts, we would yell, "U.S. REEEEEEDDDDD!" Or maybe that was just in my family. (U.S. Reed was a Razorback basketball player; he hit a half-court game winner in the NCAA Tourney against Louisville in 1981.) In fact, that's what I still say when I hit the trash can with a wad of paper from across the room. None of that trite "in your face" stuff for me.

    EarlJam, like the new avatar. Gone With the Wind, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EarlJam View Post
    We used to also say "Douche!"

    I think we heard the term, "Deuce!" somewhere and tweaked it a bit for Burlington's notorious East side.

    -EarlJam
    I've heard "Douche" said on the tennis court instead of "Deuce".

    Anyone ever use "In your eye!"?

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    Saying it DURING the shot was the key

    Quote Originally Posted by mkirsh View Post
    One other key distinction - "Face" or "Jordan" was said during the shot, not after, so sometimes it wouldn't really work out all that well.
    And the best one, which came from Reed-Frazier era New York Knick Dick Barnett was, as you're releasing the shot, "Fall Back, baby, fall back."

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