This headline really pisses me off

  • tj85016

    Posts: 4123

    Oct 30, 2015 11:30 AM GMT

    a stupid football game described as a "reign of terror" - really?

    we glorify war, guns, the Mafia, the Hells Angels, street gangs, extreme violence in music, TV, movies, video games and on and on and on

    maybe humans are disposed towards violence, but do we really need to perpetuate it in such a pathetic, sophomoric manner?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 30, 2015 2:17 PM GMT

    Could be the copy editor jumped the mass murdering gun on tipping a hat to Halloween though I'd think the phrase fairly common usage in elevating sports or at least I've heard it before.


    The Reign of Terror | Wrestling With Wregret - YouTube

    Triple H's Early 00s 'Reign of Terror: What's the deal with it ...

    Reign Of Terror « Tag Teams Database « CAGEMATCH

    HAVOK's Reign of Terror Ends... For Now. - Impact Wrestling


    Georgia Will End Alabama's SEC Football Reign Of Terror ...

    Is the SEC's Reign of Terror Really Over? | Bleacher Report

    etc etc

    I don't know when the phrase began but it probably goes back pretty far.

    Oh look, it really does lol (though I was wondering its sports usage) :
    a period of the French Revolution, from about March, 1793, to July, 1794, during which many persons were ruthlessly executed by the ruling faction.

    Oh, so that's that whole Robespierre thang. This is like a junior high history class or something. Well, that was fun.