By Brett Smiley
October 18, 2013

George Carlin left "sliding" out of his brilliant  target="_blank">baseball vs. football routine, so we're left to fend for ourselves on the question of how the act is perceived in each sport. Most would agree that in baseball, sliding is an art form—one borne of necessity, but with healthy portions of aggression and cunning mixed in. This is not the case in football, where a quarterback's slide is at best a desperate act of self-preservation, and at worst an indication that all has not gone as planned.

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