When someone's voice cracks. Once this happens, you yell "Playoffs!" in a high falsetto tone. Then you can comment about how puberty hit them like a ton of bricks. If it's really bad you can honk at them like a goose.
Normal Playoff Scenario:
Guy Who Playoffs: "Hey, what's up du(voice cracks)de?"

Extreme Playoff Scenario:
Guy Who Playoffs: "So did you che(voice cracks)ck out the ga(voice cracks)me last ni(voice cracks super hard)ght?"
by Sooperman December 5, 2007
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A so-called "fan" who only shows up for the fun part of the season to criticize (who is quick to jump off the band wagon at the first sign of defeat), yet can't even SPELL "hockey," "baseball," "basketball," etc. the other ten months of the year.
Bob, you don't even know what you're talking about. You're such a playoff princess. Shut up.
by Chibi Jeeb May 4, 2011
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The hairy result of a superstition turned tradition in the National Hockey League (NHL) by which players of a given team refuse to shave their beards upon making it to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In recent years, this tradition has extended from players to fans, making an unkempt beard during playoff season acceptably insofar as one's team of choice is still working toward Lord Stanley's Cup. The beard can only be shaven off under two conditions: (1) The team of choice has won Lord Stanley's Cup and hoist it high as the National Champions; (2) The team of choice has lost the playoffs and must shave themselves to begin preparing for next season.
Mark: Whoa, that's some unruly facial hair you've got going there.

Ian: Yep! The Red Wings made it to the Finals. You know I can't shave my playoff beard until they win...

Mark: Too true.
by punx6901 May 13, 2009
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Injuries that certain basketball players have, sometimes associated with game 5 losses.
Our team should have easily won the championship but our star player suffered playoff elbow.
by tdown7 May 11, 2011
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A playoff team is the team that you choose to root for in the post season after realizing that your team sucks.
Person A: I Really Hope the Cardinals win the superbowl

Person B: But you're a Lions fan.

Person A: Yea...but the Cardinals are my playoff team since the Lions suck
by Ihaveh1n1andcaughedonkeyoard January 10, 2010
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Originally a prideful self-declared nickname that NBA basketball player Paul George gave himself during the 2018 NBA Playoffs, but later turned viral Twitter meme and absolute mega roast after Paul George’s shit performance vs the Denver Nuggets in game 7 of the 2020 Western Conference Finals, leading to the loss and ultimate elimination of the LA Clippers.

Also popularly referenced as “Pandemic P” due to the 2020 NBA Playoffs taking place at the same time as the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Kawhi Leonard: We might lose this game Paul you got any ideas?

Paul George: Yeah you ever heard of Playoff P?

Kawhi Leonard: eheHUHUHUHUH!
by WhosChino September 16, 2020
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A person who is not able to perform to his usual strengths when it is most needed.
“We were about to win a Warzone match, but then he turned into Playoff P.”
by bobcats123 March 17, 2021
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