Sports lingo and terminology is the language used by people to refer to certain sports concepts. There are general sports terms that apply to every sport, but also sports-specific lingo that is unique to each sport. When watching a game, be prepared for sports lingo to be used by announcers, players, fans, and coaches alike. Lingo and terminology can best be learned by watching the sport and listening to what the sports world says. The best way, however, would be to turn the TV off while watching sports and turn on the live radio. Radio announcers often use lots of lingo while they speak.
Have you ever been to a sporting event and didn't understand what was going on? Did you hear phrases that people said that didn't make any sense to you? Here are some of the most basic sports terms.
The universal terms in sports are included in the following bulleted list: