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Uttered by Dan Dierdorf during the game yesterday between the Indianapolis Colts and the Kansas City Chiefs:

Peyton Manning is literally carving the Chiefs defense into shreds.
I'm not sure what's worse: using the word "literally" to denote a figurative expression (an all-too-common error) or linking the words "carving" and "shreds." Carving into slices? Sure. Carving into pieces? Fine. But carving into shreds? That doesn't work.

It's almost too easy with football color commentators...


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