Sports Word Association: What Do You Think of When You Hear…

January 27th, 2015 by Scott Janovitz Leave a reply »
Through countless hours spent watching their every move and listening to their every sound, sports fans have learned to associate their favorite athletes and coaches with specific things.

The lasting image of Bill Belichick, for example, will prominently and forever include the coach's humble hoodie, which he affectionately wears to every game.

Similarly, it's hard to think of the NBA's Anthony Davis without simultaneously imagining the monster brow that runs across his forehead in both dominant and overbearing fashion. 

Of course, the urge to associate exists in all sports no matter the league: In hockey, Alexander Ovechkin brings attention and new meaning to the term "gap," while in baseball, Giancarlo Stanton has justifiably become synonymous with notions of wealth and prosperity. 

Inspired by the popular figures above, we've identified 15 of the most relevant athletes and coaches in sports today in an effort to simulate our very own word-association test. For each of our chosen subjects, we've attributed a word or phrase with which he's frequently associated.  

With that in mind, then, tak ...

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