Noun. A spoken stock phrase or phrases uttered by a sports commentator or sportsperson in order to fill broadcast airtime rather than to illuminate the viewer/listener with useful facts or analysis; particularly prevalent in UK soccer commentary. Puntabanta is frequently obvious, redundant, tautological, absurdist, or a combination of these.
"At the end of the day, at this level, it's a game of two halves."

"Certainly if they had scored more goals there is every chance they could have won."

Puntabanta like this devalues the language and pollutes the intellect.
by Hugo Baron July 02, 2006

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