Football phrases you can use in real life

There are a lot of great expressions used in sports. You’ve heard them. From baseball it might be “he blew that one right by him” or “swing and a miss”. From basketball it might be “alley-oop” or “air ball”. However, football probably has the most of these great expressions and football terms.

However, what really separates someone who understands the sport from those who don’t is their uncanny ability to use the phrase outside of the sport. You hear them in the bar, you hear them in the board room, you hear them at casual gatherings everywhere. These football (sports) phrases used for everyday life are important to understand and to use on your own too.

Use the search box to the right to find other football terms and expressions as we have a bunch throughout this website.

Here are some of our favorites football phrases great for the game and to be used in everyday life.

Flip the Field

Go for It!


Hail Mary

4th and Long

Take a Knee

Kick it through the uprights

Call an Audible

Toe Meets Leather

Stack the Box

Play like a Champion

Roll Tide

Thread the Needle

Hunker Down!

Shoot the Gap

More Football Terminology:

General Football Terms
College Football Penalties
Football Positions Defined
Football Abbreviations

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