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Thrown for a six

Posted by Baceseras on March 05, 2011 at 20:03

In Reply to: Thrown for a six posted by Ruth on March 05, 2011 at 15:49:

: Thrown for a six. Anyone know the origin of the phrase?

[American football. A completed pass (throw) advances the ball, bringing the team on offense nearer their goal line; if the pass receiver has positioned himself across the goal line, or can carry the ball there after catching it, the team scores six points. - Baceseras.]