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Postby perlick29 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:20 am

Maybe, I'm being a dunce but why is it that every time the Phillies hit a home run, an ESPN person yells out Fill thine horn with oil and go. I don't know what it means, and I'm not crazy about it either. Help?
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Re: ESPN Catch phrase question

Postby Tavish » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:46 am

It's biblical. Not sure what it has to do with a guy hitting a homerun, maybe its just supposed to be like Jules' quotation in Pulp Fiction.
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Re: ESPN Catch phrase question

Postby Snakes Gould » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:39 am

perlick29 wrote:Maybe, I'm being a dunce but why is it that every time the Phillies hit a home run, an ESPN person yells out Fill thine horn with oil and go. I don't know what it means, and I'm not crazy about it either. Help?


i dont think it has anything to do with the phillies. i thought it was just a catch phrase by steve berthaune.
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Re: ESPN Catch phrase question

Postby perlick29 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:49 am

Snakes Gould wrote:
perlick29 wrote:Maybe, I'm being a dunce but why is it that every time the Phillies hit a home run, an ESPN person yells out Fill thine horn with oil and go. I don't know what it means, and I'm not crazy about it either. Help?


i dont think it has anything to do with the phillies. i thought it was just a catch phrase by steve berthaune.


I've heard Scott Van Pelt say it too, and only for the Phillies. maybe the word fill is a play off of the word philly, but that's just too weak to be true.
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Re: ESPN Catch phrase question

Postby Grouperman941 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:43 am

It is from when God sends Samuel to Bethlehem to find the anointed king (David).

Maybe it is supposed to be that they just sent the ball on a long journey?

I think it is lame. :-S
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Postby Snakes Gould » Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:03 pm

Grouperman941 wrote:It is from when God sends Samuel to Bethlehem to find the anointed king (David).

Maybe it is supposed to be that they just sent the ball on a long journey?

I think it is lame. :-S


why just the phillies then?
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Re: ESPN Catch phrase question

Postby Amazinz » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:56 pm

It is just for the Phillies (or at least was) and has been that way for quite some time. I always assumed that Van Pelt was a Phillies fan and that was his thing. But what does it have to do with Philadelphia??? Well I don't really know but I have a guess:

Everyone knows about Philadelphia's long and painful sport's history. Samuel is grieving over a past that has no future (Saul). And the Lord say fill thine horn and go (to anoint the new king). In other words, the meaning of this passage is that you must forget the past and move forward to enjoy life. Just a guess.
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Re: ESPN Catch phrase question

Postby BronXBombers51 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:58 pm

Amazinz wrote:It is just for the Phillies (or at least was) and has been that way for quite some time. I always assumed that Van Pelt was a Phillies fan and that was his thing. But what does it have to do with Philadelphia??? Well I don't really know but I have a guess:

Everyone knows about Philadelphia's long and painful sport's history. Samuel is grieving over a past that has no future (Saul). And the Lord say fill thine horn and go (to anoint the new king). In other words, the meaning of this passage is that you must forget the past and move forward to enjoy life. Just a guess.


Jeez, I never liked "Boo Yah," but at least we didn't need a history lesson to understand it. :-S
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Re: ESPN Catch phrase question

Postby Amazinz » Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:01 pm

Well I don't really think you need to "understand" it. Heck, I don't even know if my guess right. I think that the phrase is just intended to be cool in the Braveheart/300 sort of way.
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Re: ESPN Catch phrase question

Postby Snakes Gould » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:18 pm

Amazinz wrote:Well I don't really think you need to "understand" it. Heck, I don't even know if my guess right. I think that the phrase is just intended to be cool in the Braveheart/300 sort of way.


i heard the phrase a hundred times and never realized it was just a phillies thing. !+)
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