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Hi EF guys,

Please can someone explain me the phrase "running the point on something"???? I checked all my web sources, which helped me in many difficult situations and I didn't find it...:-( I even tried that page, which Marius Hancu suggested me last time (answers.com) and I didn't find it there as well...:-((...Maybe what is worse, I don't have any clue what does it mean, just tips...:-(( So please heeeelp...

Examples from inet:

- Running the point for Panthers leaves Ramon with fewer shots.

- Michael Harthun is running the point for his new Oregon Rebels team but his natural position is off-guard and that is where we expect him to play in college.

- It’s been fun in practice running the point-guard position and throwing lobs over the backboard and stuff like that.

Or maybe, according the second example, running the point on something means calling the shots / be in charge of something....I'm not sure....

many thanks in advance...

Regards

JCD
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- It’s been fun in practice running the point-guard position and throwing lobs over the backboard and stuff like that.
IMO: Executing/Doing what's supposed to be done by a player at that position on the team
For the rest, I think you're right, but better post here:
http://www.sportsline.com/community
Thx Marius for your reply! Meaning which you have written as your personal opinion fits into my context. Btw that page looks good. I'm actually big sport fan. (soccer, NHL, NBA....)...So I'll visit that page not even because of this problem...:-)

regards
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Look up "point man." It comes from the military and could be the soldier reconnoitering ahead of the others or the man actually leading the charge . Either way, this was not a particularly desirable position, to understate it, as the point man often took the first hit and didn't survive. Stories that no one will admit to officially, sometimes tell of sending a man out on point who was detrimental to the survival of the unit.
Sounds like it's now become a sports or leadership term.
Hope this helps.
JRA
JCDentonHi EF guys,Please can someone explain me
Please can someone explain to me
JCDentonI even tried that page, which Marius Hancu suggested me
I even tried that page, which Marius Hancu suggested to me
Point guard is a position in basketball. The positions on the court form a pyramid, with the point guard (#1) at the peak (point).



The name probably comes from "the wedge" military formation, where the point person is the one in front.
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A point-runner is:-

1) to lead the charge.

2) to take the lead on a campaign, program or project.

3) sometimes used when requesting back-up

etymology: the "point man" is generally the person in charge. The "point guard" in basketball is the player that runs the teams offense. His main objective is to score points.

A) I'm running point on this so I need you to guard for me.
B) This is a difficult project. Who do you have that can run point on this?