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Chuck Landon: Don't call them jocks

Sep. 25, 2013 @ 06:49 PM

 

The sobering realization carried all the sting of getting snapped on the you-know-where by a wet towel in a locker room.

We can’t use the word “jocks” to refer to athletes anymore.

 

Although that term has been a time-honored synonym for many, many years, it officially has out-lived its relevance.

Why?

Because modern athletes don’t wear jock straps.

So, how can we refer to them as “jocks” when they don’t wear jocks?

Get more of Chuck Landon's column in Thursday's edition of The Herald-Dispatch in print and online.

 

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