The Bellinghman (bellinghman) wrote,
The Bellinghman

Ah, so that's why

This will be no news to football fans, but it puzzled me for a bit.

While we were waiting for yesterday's Skeptics in the Pub (Cambridge) to start, there was a football match being displayed on the large-screen TV in the pub upper room. It was Everton versus Sporting Lisbon, but while Everton was abbreviated to 'EVE', Sporting Lisbon was, for some reason, abbreviated to 'SCP'.

So I checked.

It turns out that the club in question is actually called Sporting Club Portugal - and therefore 'SCP' - and that there is no actual Sporting Lisbon club at all, merely a common misnomer.

Right, puzzlement over.

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