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    23 Words That Mean Something Totally Different During Football Season

    A time when "sack" and "strip" won't make you blush.

    1. "Tailgate"

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    What it usually means: The door to the trunk of your car or truck.

    What it means during football season: An event for the most dedicated of fans, where drinking, grilling, and football unite--most often in a parking lot.

    2. "Fantasy"

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    What it usually means: Those daydreams you have about becoming famous or riding unicorns.

    What it means during football season: A game--no, a way of life--where you either win big or lose it all. And there's far more than money that's on the line.

    3. "Flop"

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    What it usually means: A painful belly-first fall into water.

    What it means during football season: Your first round draft pick in fantasy.

    4. "Hail Mary"

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    What it usually means: A Catholic prayer.

    What it means during football season: Throwing the ball way up and hoping your receiver can come down with it 50+ yards down the field.

    5. "Fan"

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    What it usually means: A machine that oscillates and blows cool air.

    What it means during football season: The 12th man, the dedicated supporters that make the game possible.

    6. "Truck"

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    What it usually means: A motor vehicle.

    What it means during football season: A verb meaning to run ruthlessly through a tackler as if they're not even there.

    7. "Superstition"

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    What it usually means: The belief that certain things and actions carry with them supernatural consequences and outcomes.

    What it means during football season: A game day tradition that you carry out to help your team win. It works every time and if it doesn't, you didn't do it right.

    8. "Sunday"

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    What it usually means: Quite possibly the chillest day of the week.

    What it means during football season: Undeniably the most emotionally tolling day of the week.

    9. "Monday Night"

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    What it usually means: The end to the worst day of the week.

    What it means during football season: The most exciting part of any week ever. It's better than Friday.

    10. "Thursday Night"

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    What it usually means: A totally common and nondescript day.

    What it means during football season: An awkwardly scheduled weekly primetime game. The ONE time you'll forget to update your fantasy lineup.

    11. "Juke"

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    What it usually means: An ancient box designed to play music.

    What it means during football season: You think he's going one way but WHOOP, he went the other way.

    12. "Megatron"

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    What it usually means: A Transformer. The feared and fearless leader of the Decepticons.

    What it means during football season: Calvin Johnson Jr., the actual Megatron's physical superior.

    13. "Faith"

    14. "Tight End"

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    What it usually means: Your butt.

    What it means during football season: An undervalued and constantly evolving position made up of athletic linemen and former basketball players.

    15. "Expert"

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    What it usually means: A person who possess an immense amount of knowledge on a particular subject that they earned through tireless study, research, and first-hand experience.

    What it means during football season: EVERYONE.

    16. "Noise"

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    What it usually means: Any sounds, big and small, that your ears pick up.

    What it means during football season: The immense power that the 12th man wields.

    17. "Jaw"

    18. "Snack"

    19. "Half"

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    What it usually means: A fraction of a whole.

    What it means during football season: The time to get more food, more beer, and pee. There's USUALLY nothing to miss during halftime.

    20. "Stiff Arm"

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    What it usually means: That feeling you get when you wake up and your arm is asleep.

    What it means during football season: Sit down, bruh.

    21. "Dress up"

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    What it usually means: To don a suit and tie for a special occasion.

    What it means during football season: The greatest mark of a fan's dedication and loyalty.

    22. "Paint"

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    What it usually means: A substance used to coat canvases and walls.

    What it means during football season: A substance used to cover your half naked body in your team's colors.

    23. "Tebowing"