We're having a friendly debate, and can't come to a conclusion on whether or not the final game of a series (game 7 world series, game 7 NBA championship...etc) is ever referred to as a "double-elimination game".
Group A says
A "double-elimination" is not a "game", but a point in a series where you'd have to lose twice to be eliminated. Or a term for a tournament where you must lose twice to be eliminated...etc. Basically that there's no such thing as a double elimination "GAME".
Group B says
A "double-elimination game" can also refer to the fact that either team can be eliminated (2 teams = "double") and is sometimes used to refer to the last game in a series, as mentioned above.
On one hand, Group A asked a sports writer Alyson Footer about it:
Which certainly points to Group A being correct.
But Group B found this article:
- The Yankees in Double-Elimination: A Brief History, which points to Group B being correct.
Under which scenarios are using the term "double-elimination game" appropriate, especially as it pertains to the final game of a playoff series? Can anyone clarify or give a definitive answer or explain when it's used different ways, or any clarification?