It does, however, get at the Hail Mary aspect of both picks by nominees behind in the polls.
Attorney McLaughlin calls it a must-do “Hail Mary pass” for a doomed case.
When it premiered on NBC in 2006, Friday Night Lights seemed like a Hail Mary pass.
Done in pious hope and desperation: Staubach hurls a Hail, Mary pass into the end zone/ ''We did what could be described as the Hail Mary play,'' Gen. Schwarzkopf says/ You know a Hail Mary moment when you see one: It happened at the Redskins-Cardinals game
[1980s+ Football; fr the liturgical prayer Hail, Mary, full of grace, etc]