play-by-play description

play-by-play (description)

1. A very detailed, granular description and analysis of some sporting event or a portion thereof. And now we go to our senior sports analyst, Ty Johnson, for a play-by-play of tonight's game. Joining me for a play-by-play description of the first half is two-time Super Bowl champion Doug Douglas.
2. By extension, a very detailed, thorough depiction of some event as each moment unfolded in real time. I don't need a play-by-play of how the meeting went—just give me a quick rundown. I'm dying to hear about your date last night. Give me a play-by-play description!

play-by-play description

a description of an event given as the event is taking place. (Usually in reference to a sporting event.) And now here is Bill Jones with a play-by-play description of the baseball game. John was giving me a play-by-play description of the argument going on next door.
See also: description
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In 1920, radio station WTAW of College Station, Texas, broadcast the first play-by-play description of a football game, between Texas University and the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas.
Ted Husing will give a play-by-play description of the Phillies-Giants game at the Polo Grounds over Station WABC of the Columbia Broadcasting network.
Starr doesn't expound deeply on what she's thinking as she rides along; the text is mostly a play-by-play description of the terrain, traffic, extreme weather and physical demands, rarely probing beyond the external.
There's lots of exciting play-by-play description of the game itself, which may be a joy, but otherwise, Dora only finds happiness when he makes a real connection with another human being, and, coincidentally, gives up football to do something else.
The Envelope had a live play-by-play description of the action.
He and I spent hours on the phone last summer planning what spices to pack for a trip to the woods of northern Michigan; and when he recently cooked Christmas dinner for his girlfriend and roommates, his play-by-play description held me enthralled.
IEG officials gave copies of the tape to various tabloids, TV and radio programs, including Westwood One's ``Tom Leykis Show'' and the ``Howard Stern Show,'' where viewers were given a play-by-play description of the couple's ``intimate activities'' and ``body parts,'' the suit states.
A play-by-play description of the system comes courtesy of Vern Cameron, controller with Acme Building and Construction Ltd.
org as the reference site for the box scores and play-by-play descriptions.
Lots of action and play-by-play descriptions will engage young sports fans and hold their interest.
Longstanding policies prohibiting play-by-play descriptions of NFL games in progress apply fully to Twitter and other social media platforms.
People gathered in pubs and restaurants to listen to election returns and play-by-play descriptions of baseball games.
The joint venture of Cable News Network and Sports Illustrated offers real-time play-by-play descriptions and links to enough statistics to overheat the calculator.
If Murdock teams were losing, his play-by-play descriptions made things easier to accept.