Over the past three years, I've seen a lot of fans and media using the word "deal" in their comments, reporting, etc.
Today Cliff Kirkpatrick fell victim: http://cliffkirkpatrick.mvourtown.com/2012/03/28/spring-preview-lb/
"That’s a common deal for all teams."
We use it here as a joke, calling his failures a "neat deal", but fans and media have been using it in droves and in a serious manner. It's my duty to make people aware that they're repeating the coach's Mayberry lingo, and it's highly annoying. Job done. Carry on.