*   *   *   *
  LOGOLOG
a weblog of wordplay

Superbowl: STL vs. STL?

For the second year in a row I'm going to miss watching the Superbowl because I'll be on an airplane. Actually, saying I'll "miss" is, might be an overstatement; I don't really care that much.

I am intrigued this year, however, because the two teams that are playing against one another, Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers, are two that often cause confusion for me when watching professional football.

During a televised game a network will usually display the current score onscreen, and in an attempt to save space, three-letter abbreviations are used for the teams. So, when I turn the T.V. on and see "STL" up in the corner, my immediate reaction is usually, "Oh, the STeeLers are playing."

Then I think, "silly me, they use abbreviations for the team's locations not the names, so that must be the SeaTtLe Seahawks playing."

Once I focus on the team helmets and jerseys, however, I have to laugh again. Neither of those teams uses "STL" as the abbreviation. Those three letters are used to indicate the ST. Louis Rams...

So, I guess there won't be any confusion for ABC this year. No worry of accidently using "STL vs. STL."

Nope, this year will, in reality, be "SEA vs. PIT."

Go Team.

-- Eric

[4 February 2006]
   
LOGOLOG


Logological Link
Word Ladder Solver
Archive
 Multiple Solu...
 And The Nomin...
 I want a cut ...1
 Stew-word-shi...1
 Scrabble Play...
 The answer is...2
 Pangrams and ...
 Pangrams and ...
 Secret Weapon...
 Colorful Citi...1
 Song, Song, S...2
 Near-Pangramm...2
 Favorite Numb...3
 Periodic Tabl...
 Body Of Music...
 Filmed In Tec...3
 Cryptic Femal...1
 Colorful Film...1
 Elemental Bod...5
 Ambigrams Rev...
 Calculated Wo...2
 Teacher Torto...2
 True Story
 Polly-Gone
 Sending My Re...
 A-B-C-D-ary1
 Word Dice2
 That Does It!3
 Lexomino Puzz...
 Morse Code Pa...3
 Bringing Ingo...7
 NIN
 Dot, Dot, Das...2
 Repeated lett...2
 Palindromic P...2
 Palindromic P...
 Sick Pun4
 Typesetting 2...2
 Heterogrammic...4
 Plurals1
 Phoneys1
 What is a "wo...
 Hollywood Nam...
 Front Hooks
 Half Price
 Through The 7...
 W4...1
 ;
 Bourne To Run4
 DVDs2
 V for Very Di...
 Scrabble: Ash...
 Scrabble, red...1
 A=1, B=2, C=32
 4 Sides To Ev...4
 Periodic Tabl...1
 BIVOUAC4
 String of Mov...3
 Where's Winsl...4
 para-palindro...4
 pun
 Standardized ...2
 Unintended Am...1
 Web Too Dah T...
 Backronym2
 Fishy
 Too clever by...4
 Another wordy...
 Commercialize...1
 Beyond BOOKKE...5
 Not Positive ...11
 Scrabble Tabl...2
 Puzzle1
 Negativity
 Lightning1
 Another Pan-v...1
 Not So Frugal
 Not So Funny ...1
 Memory of GAM...4
 Musical Wordp...
 830
 Funny
 Chemical Abbr...
 Movie Rebuses7
 Television Sh...1
 Even More Het...
 More Heterogr...3
 Oooooo...2
 Those crazy H...2
 NFL3
 Wordmonger2
 Alli says, "A...
 A Puzzling St...3
 THE MAD ANAGR...4
 Synonymous Co...1
 CARNELIOUS2
 -und2
 Batteries2
 Names13
 Rubik Font2
 Under A Spell
 State The Rea...2
 7x7 Scrabble ...
 7x7 Scrabble ...
 Scrabble Squa...4
 Tube Maps2
 GAMES Magazin...
 Superbowl: ST...
 Letter Shifti...
 Projects of L...
 Slices of PI,...
 Slices of PI,...
 Heterogrammic...
 QWERTY vs. Dv...2
 Word Chemistr...
 Heterogrammic...
 Pangrammic Cr...
 Comments for ...
 Ambigrams
 Alphabet Soup3
 Logo
 Alpha-Pangram...
 Book List
 Scrabble Tile...
 D'oh!
 Letter Shifti...
 Palindromes
 Pangrammic Cr...
 Phobias1
 Pentominoes
 Word Searchin...
 Welcome1

 
*   *
*   *
 
Leave a comment on LOGOLOG about the article: Superbowl: STL vs. STL?
Your Name:  
Your URL:   

Your comment (HTML tags will be removed):


Day of week today is:   


 
*   *
*   *
 

[EMAIL] - [EPP] - [LEGO] - [PENTOMINOES] - [PUZZLES] - [SCRABBLE]

Copyright © 2005 - 2006, Eric C. Harshbarger

 
*   * *   *