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Random complaint #489: Can we come up with a new metaphor for a sports team that plays beyond expectations and earns a shot at the title? Today I saw a headline in the sports page: “Wyoming Steals Gonzaga’s Slippers”. I think it’s time to officially retire the “Cinderella” metaphor from sports writing. (And besides, Gonzaga is playing — or was playing — in its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament. At what point is a team no longer a Cinderella team, and just a regular old, garden-variety good team?)

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