How many sports and games can you find hidden in the following passage?:

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    Feb 18, 2012 5:15 PM GMT
    How many sports and games can you find hidden in the following passage?:


    When the chips are down and the situation is up for grabs because our opponent is tossing in a red herring, we must knuckle down, hold the line, call the shots, hit the bullseye, get on a roll, get the ball rolling, take the bull by the horns with no holds barred, and put the ball in the other guy's court. Otherwise, we may end up jumping the gun, not up to par, down and out, out in left field, behind the eight ball, barking up the wrong tree, coming a cropper, taking the bait hook, line, and sinker, or facing a sticky wicket.
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    Feb 18, 2012 6:36 PM GMT
    EDIT:
    Changed font color to White. CTRL+A to see my answers.

    When the chips are down... poker

    and the situation is up for grabs because our opponent is tossing in a red herring.. football?

    we must knuckle down.. baseball?

    hold the line.. football?

    call the shots.. billiards

    hit the bullseye.. archery or darts

    get on a roll.. ??

    get the ball rolling.. ??

    take the bull by the horns with no holds barred.. bull riding?

    and put the ball in the other guy's court.. basketball

    Otherwise, we may end up jumping the gun.. running/track

    not up to par.. golf

    down and out.. boxing

    out in left field.. baseball

    behind the eight ball.. billiards

    barking up the wrong tree.. fox hunting?

    coming a cropper.. ??

    taking the bait hook, line, and sinker.. fishing

    or facing a sticky wicket.. cricket, i thnk
  • araphael

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    Feb 19, 2012 6:50 AM GMT
    Now my list was totally different from the guy above me:

    chips are down: American football
    up for grabs: basketball
    tossing a red herring-soccer
    knucle down-football
    hits the bulls eye-darts
    ball rolling-golf
    bull by the horns-football
    no holds barred-caged martial arts or wrestling
    other guy's court-tennis
    jumping the gun-track and field
    up to par-too obvious (golf)
    out in left field-baseball of course
    eight ball-pool or billiards
    bait and hook-fishing or hunting

    How did I do? lol
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    Feb 19, 2012 6:55 AM GMT
    Well, that killed the fun of finding out for myself. Thanks.
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    Feb 19, 2012 8:17 AM GMT
    know_wunder saidWell, that killed the fun of finding out for myself. Thanks.
    LOL. Totally didn't think about that. I edited and changed the font color to white. Maybe other guys will give it a try.