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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bye_(sports)

A bye is a special privilege given to a team in the initial rounds because of which it gets .... "Bye" has a second meaning in sports like gridiron football, as both ... and American professional football leagues use the term "bye week" for any week ...

english.stackexchange.com/questions/48881/where-does-the-phrase-get-a-bye-come-from

Nov 19, 2011 ... This question inspired me to look at the etymology of "get a bye". The earliest mentions in a sporting context that I found while searching Google ...

answers.yahoo.com/question/?qid=20090326083519AATdqnR

Where does this word come from ? ... From M-W entry on "bye" : the position of a participant in a tournament who advances to the next round ...

dearsportsfan.com/2014/11/03/bye-sports

Nov 3, 2014 ... In sports, a bye refers to a period when a team or player would ... in this post and then spend a moment on the word's history and derivation.

www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=bye

Originally in cricket, "a run scored on a ball that is missed by the wicket-keeper" ( 1746); later, in other sports, "position of one who is left without a competitor ...

en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Talk:bye

Also the phrase "somone plays the bye next week" sounds strange to me. ... does this sports application have to the normal meaning of "bye", that is, "farewell", ...

blog.dictionary.com/goodbye

Aug 10, 2010 ... Bye has multiple meanings, some related to sports. ... The word goodbye as a direct derivative from early English when Christian would bid ...

www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question99843.html

Oct 1, 2008 ... A bye, in sports and other competitive activities, most commonly refers to the practice of allowing a player or team to advance to the next round ...

boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/archive/index.php/t-393336.html

I understand what 'bye' means in Football. Why is ... According to Etymology on- line: ... Prior to the NFL using the term "bye" to represent a week in which a team isn't scheduled to play, I always thought of a bye as a free pass.

www.dictionary.com/browse/bye

Bye definition, Sports. in a tournament, the preferential status of a player or team ... The top three seeded players received byes in the first round. .... Word Origin.