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Bet you're sick of hearing these

By the time you get to the end of this list of sports clichés, you'll be cringing at them -- guaranteed.

Updated: December 13, 2004, 12:47 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby | Special to Page 2

Page 2 presents 10 of the hoariest sports clichés, presented in a conveniently clichéd top 10 format:

1) "Playing within himself"

Usually employed to describe a player who makes the most of limited abilities (or is particularly adept at limiting his liabilities), this curious phrase raises a host of odd metaphysical possibilities. With enough meditation and/or psychedelic drug intake, could an athlete play outside himself? Could he even play without himself altogether? (Note: ...

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