In the world of Rugby Union this term is commonly used during the Rugby World Cup in reference to the New Zealand Rugby team or "All Blacks".
Aged team done in cold blood by Australia. David Campese's finest moment, with Tim Horan not far behind.
Choke 2 - 1995: Final, Johannesburg, L 15-12
Looked superb going into the final but failed to fire against a Nelson Mandela-inspired South Africa. Then tried to blame a hotel waitress for poisoning them.
Choke 3 - 1999: Semi-final, London, L 43-31
Relied too heavily on Jonah Lomu to build a lead and were then blitzed by an inspired France in an epic at Twickenham.
Choke 4 - 2003: Semi-final, Sydney, L 22-10
Stroppy and unapproachable for most of the tournament, New Zealand went into their shells and played like drains against Australia.
Choke 5 - 2007: Quarter-final, Cardiff, L 20-18
Froze against a clever but hardly vintage French side. Big names failed to deliver, little leadership and tactically inept.
2. verb; the act of choking. See also: 2007 New England Patriots.
3. verb; the obstruction of the flow of air into the lungs.
2. How a team with a perfect record can manage to lose to a Wild Card seed in the Superbowl is, indeed, the definition of choking.
3. Quick! Somebody dial 911 and send the ambulances to Phoenix...Brady just CHOKED!