I heard a radio newsreader on the weekend refer to the outcome of a football match as a "surprise upset".
Examining sports vocabulary is a slippery slope, but I think there's a little wiggle room in that apparent redundancy.
I can, for example, expect an upset in ice hockey if the statistically better team is playing its third game in four nights against an inferior squad. That would, for me at least, be a non-surprising upset.
05 September 2007 at 02:50 AM
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