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?"
You: "PLAYOFFS!"

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?"
You: "HONK!! PLAYOFFS!"
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 reference to cocaine. Only to be used when it's getting late and you need that extra push to keep going.
Tim: I think I need to hit the "batting cages" (code for bathroom), I'm running out of juice here.

Joe: Don't worry, I just got some Playoff Powder. We're taking this all the way to the championship game tonight.
by Ten7Suited July 31, 2020
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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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A playoff fan is a sports fan who has no interest in a sport or a team during the regular season. But come playoff time, that same fan is transformed into the biggest diehard fan you have ever seen.
Bob did not watch one Laker's game all season, but now that they are in the playoffs, his car is decked out in 100 Lakers flags. What a playoff fan.
by Trebled Yenkcip May 11, 2009
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