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Phrase But that's why they play the game!
Anchor Chris Berman
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No matter how much analysis is done on teams, positions, and stats; the outcome is decided by the players on the field/court.
Phrase sometimes used before the highlights of an upset.
When a bad team beats a good team.
A different version of the adage "On Any Given Sunday"...
"a wise man once said, THAT'S why they play the games". Berman uses this when let's say the '07 lions play the '07 patriots.
Usually right after he and Tom Jackson on NFL Primetime have outlined how one team is overmatched against their opponent and appear to have no chance of winning, but an upset then occurs.
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