Not every sports fan is consulting a dictionary while listening to you, Packer

A peculiar case of "whose definition is the most accurate?" broke in the college basketball announcing world when Billy Packer, beloved by no...

A peculiar case of "whose definition is the most accurate?" broke in the college basketball announcing world when Billy Packer, beloved by no one, told Charlie Rose that Rose would "fag out" if invited to the Final Four tournament.

The exchange below, via ESPN (whose spokespeople, must be delighted that, for once, a questionable comment did not originate from their talent)
Last Friday, on the eve of the Final Four, Rose told Packer he could get to Atlanta to be a runner. "... I could jump on a plane and could be there," Rose said.

Packer's response: "You always fag out on that one for me, you know. You always say, 'Oh, yes, I'm going to be the runner,' then you never show up."

If you've lived in this sometimes terrible world, you know what the derogatory version of that word means. But are you aware of the Heritage Dictionary's version?
To exhaust; weary: Four hours on the tennis court fagged me out.

Certainly the latter definition is an arcane choice for the word, which is why I honestly believe it was Packer's intent. Judging from the sports plebeian dislike of Packer, it is just another reason why his broadcasting skills (which include word choice) are constantly challenged.

Here's Out Sports' take.

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