I saw a movie called "Hoosiers." Dennis Hopper says to Gene Hackman, "Run you off your boards." What does "run someone off the boards" mean?
#67647. Asked by mdhct. (Jun 29 06 6:47 PM)
I can't find any references, but I'm wondering if it is similar to "ran them off the scoreboard" which is another way of saying they were properly trounced.
Jun 30 06, 6:41 AM
Basketball movie. "The boards" is a reference to the slats of the wooden floor or the gym floor in total (a basketball term). To run them off the boards is to outplay and dominate.
So yes Zbeck, to "trounce".
Jun 30 06, 6:59 AM
Here is another Take:
"The Boards" also refers to the backboard of the basket. the term "Running" refers to the fast paced full court offence(The Fast Break). You can also "Run someone off the boards by denying the offensive rebound (Crashing the Boards) and making a long (Or several short fast)passes to the other end of the court and scoring while the other team is in transition(shifting from offense to defense).
Jun 30 06, 7:36 AM
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