If a novelist used the name for a character in a fiction about a Trump administration member you'd think it a bit too contrived.
Speaking about Trump on Friday
He’s the most competitive person I’ve ever met, I have seen this guy throw a dead spiral through a tire. I’ve seen him at Madison Square Garden with a topcoat on, he’s standing in the key, he’s hitting foul shots and swishing them. He sinks three-foot putts. I don’t see this guy as a guy that’s ever under siege. This is a very, very competitive person.Come on, help a brother out. "Dead spiral" has me stumped.
It's a football thing. Isn't it? Okay, I bet $10.00 it's a football thing. Because of "spiral." What other sport has that?
I also don't know what "swishing" means. I assume it relates to baseball. Because "foul shot" relates to baseball. Doesn't it? Maybe golf.
It looks like Scaramucci is talking about Trump being competitive in football, baseball and golf. But that takes two assumptions.
You know, for a communications director you'd think he could speak in such a way that isn't so coded in sports lingo. If I'm understanding this right, it's taken a long time to get it.
Oh! Through the "hole" in the center of a tire. Not through the rubber of a tire like a bullet or a nail. Okay, now it makes more sense. "Dead" must mean like "dead on."
Sports people sure do speak weirdly. No wonder I never know what they're talking about.
No link. This is all over the place. Search "dead spiral" and all the results are to this Scaramucci statement. Apparently the phrase is unique.