Who uses it: Football players and coaches
What it means: The corners of the football field between the five-yard line and the goal line. Punters try to kick the ball there so that the other team has to take the ball near their own goal line.
How you can use it: When you're deliberately sending something to an inconvenient place.
Okay, today's term is a shout-out to the members of my family who will be glued to the television tonight for the Game of Games, the epic confrontation between the valiant, apple-fed youth of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the overrated, over-caffeinated, possibly criminal element from that nasty city at the bottom of Florida. I'm talking, of course, about Virginia Tech vs. Miami, tonight at 7:45 (on ESPN).
Maybe I shouldn't admit this, but I'm not sure I'll be able to watch most of it. I'm headed down to Portland this afternoon with the Lechners. Our original plan was to hit the Maine Brewers' Festival, but it sold out before we could get tickets, and the idea of trying to score tickets from scalpers outside the Portland Expo is too undignified even for me. We can just go to The Great Lost Bear, if we want to try a lot of different beers.
We'll also be going to Margarita's, because they sent me a $10 coupon for my birthday. I am not above corporate marketing ploys, if it means cheap Mexican food.