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  • n. A play in which one player passes the ball to another, who catches it while airborne and dunks or lays it up before landing.
  • interj. Used to signal the start of a strenuous activity, such as lifting.

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  • I have never understood why it it is not high pluralysis?

    February 2, 2012

  • From Wikipedia: "The Alley Oop play was developed in the 1950s American football games by San Francisco 49ers Y.A. Tittle and R.C. Owens. Tittle, who played as quarterback, would throw the ball into the end zone high like a jump ball, and Owens would jump up and catch it. The play was named after V. T. Hamlin's comics strip character Alley Oop; and Owens himself was known as 'Alley Oop'." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alley_Oop_(football)

    February 1, 2012