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 1951 he'd come to spend the last years of his life with us, and summer afternoons and evenings often found him sitting beside the radio listening to Al Heifer on "Mutual's Game of the Day," or Harry Caray's play-by-play description of a St.
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.
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.
Why would anyone subject themselves to such a life?" 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.
A play-by-play description of the system comes courtesy of Vern Cameron, controller with Acme Building and Construction Ltd.
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.
Two independent batter-by-batter play-by-play descriptions of the May 15, 1908, game were provided in the BP and BJ game accounts (See Appendix 4).
I used retrosheet.org as the reference site for the box scores and play-by-play descriptions. The time period is from 1920 to the present, because box scores and play-byplay descriptions from earlier than 1920 are incomplete or were not recorded.
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.