Here are some other useful sports expressions from the book:
Huc accedit Zambonis. (Here comes the Zamboni.)
Alterum ictum faciam. (I'm going to take a Mulligan.)
Quid sentis de Undequinquagintis? (How about those 49ers?)
Longius capillo fuit! (It was just a hair long!)
Heu, odi manere in agmine pro sellis volatilibus. (Boy, I hate lift lines.)
Then there's an all-purpose phrase that's useful at the end of many sporting events: Obesa cantavit. That's right. The fat lady has sung.
CLUBHOUSE OF THE GODS
It may not be the Rosetta stone, but archaeologists at the University of California have made a historic discovery. Digging last summer at Nemea, 80 miles southwest of Athens, a team led by classics professor Stephen Miller found the site of what may have been history's first locker room. The 50'×50' facility featured a tiled roof and Doric columns and was connected by a tunnel to the stadium at Nemea, one of four sites for ancient Greece's Panhellenic Games. Miller and his associates established that the date of construction was between 330 and 320 B.C.
At the time, athletic contests were becoming increasingly popular as spectator events, and athletes were finding themselves the objects of growing fan worship. Thus, the need arose for a private retreat. Miller believes the first locker room was built in response to competitors' demands. "We who live in the Oakland area are very sensitive to this," Miller said of the discovery. "The Raiders left in part because of inadequate physical facilities."