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Any given sunday

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on May 03, 2006

In Reply to: Any given sunday posted by anna on May 02, 2006

: hi guys.. just wondering what's the meaning and origin of the phrase "any given sunday"? thanks and godspeed. =)

It comes from American professional football, which is played (mainly) on Sunday. The full adage goes "on any given Sunday, any team can beat any other team", meaning that a weaker team still has a chance against a stronger opponent. A related sports phrase is "you have to play the games (to determine the outcome)".