Phrase of the day: Peter, Peter Peter!

The phrase of the day is Peter.

While there are likely a few Peter’s that have played in the NFL, the term comes from the punt return team.

When the punting team shanks a kick and it’s short/off-target, the receiving teams yells “Peter, Peter Peter”.  Translation. “Do not touch the ball” or “Be Alert”.  Some teams/schools/etc might use other terms, but that was the phrase I’ve seen most use.

When a punt is shanked, if it bounces up and hits the receiving team, it becomes a live ball, so the Peter call alerts everyone to be aware, find the ball and do not touch it.

One could argue that the definition comes from a  euphemism/slang term for the male penis. (Editor note: 😆😆😆)

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