I'd have to add to the football phrases:
"A stonewall penalty"
Why is it just penalties that are stonewall? I've never heard this word used except in relation to penalties and stone walls. Sometimes I wonder if Alan Shearer was a parking attendant if he would give out 'stonewall parking tickets'
The biggest thing that pisses me off is when news reporters use "allegedly" when it's not appropriate to do so. The BBC are particularly egregious offenders. Eg, last month I read a story where a flat had been destroyed in a gas explosion. But according to the BBC it was an 'alleged explosion'. How can an explosion be alleged? Either it happened or it didn't, unless no one was around to witness it or the damage afterwards.