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Sports Jargon Quiz ANSWERS

Catch a Crab —> Rowing

If the oar is not removed from the water in time, the blade acts like a brake, and the handle whips back towards the rower. This is called “catching a crab.”

Frozen Rope —> Baseball

A frozen rope is a hard-line drive hit directly to the outfield by the batter. It is called a “frozen rope” because of the straight trajectory of the ball.

Pepper —> Volleyball

A warm-up that usually consists of two athletes performing the sequence bump, set, spike, repeat.

5-Hole —> Hockey

The space between the goalie’s legs. 

Tiki Taka —> Soccer

a style of play involving highly accurate short passing and an emphasis on retaining possession of the ball.

Bedposts —> Bowling

The 7-10 pin split in bowling

Red zone —> Football

The 20-yard line to the end zone.

Fore —> Golf

A shouted warning after a bad shot to anyone in the ball’s potential path.

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