I couldn’t believe it but WIKIPEDIA actually had an entry for this phrase. I’m sure it was put in there by some guy whose high school football team was beat 77-0 back in the day.
Can you run up the score in professional sports? It happens a lot in college and even more in high school. But is does this apply to the pros? When the Pats are up 30 can they tell their players to play at 3/4 speed? Wouln’t you feel worse if you felt that the other team was easing up on you?
Also, Cris Collinsworth said the other day there’s something to dominating your opponent so you can install some sense of doubt in your NEXT opponent.
If you think the Pats are running things up…doing it the wrong way. I’m all ears.