"Nice little touch of humility!"
"I see myself in a position where mediocrity is rewarded."
"I'm proud of you for making a gurgle."
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"Did you know that when my mom played soccer, only the winner got a trophy?"
Under the Radar
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"Tommy, you sang along very nicely, but you didn't knock it out of the park."
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"Our next award is for spectacular failure."
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Food of the Demigods
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"I'm seeing a lot of faint praise."
Items From the Jay Leno Fan Club
"To be clear, I said I want your 'A' game, not your 'Eh?' game."
Tags:a game, football, footballers, american football, american footballers, football players, coach, coaching, motivate, motivation, motivates, motivating, bring your a game, a game, unperformed, underperform, underperforming, effort, mediocre, mediocrity, push, pushing, inspire, inspiring, rally, rallying, confusion, homophones, coached, plan, planning, tactic, tactics, strategy, strategies
The Gal Who Could Tie A Know In A Cherry Stem With Her Hands
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"He's a Clark Kent type, but he has no alternative identity."
Tags:bore, bores, boring, nice guy, nice guys, date, dates, dating, single, single life, single lives, gossip, gossips, gossiping, new boyfriend, new boyfriends, boyfriend, boyfriends, partner, partners, superhero, superheroes, secret identity, secret identities, super-hero, super-heroes, super-heroic, husband, husbands, bland, blandness, mediocre, mediocrity
"Once you get some breakfast in him and send him off to work, he does make a fair-to-middling breadwinner."