Good luck

Posted by Psi on March 19, 2002

On the radio this morning the presenter was talking about an imminent sporting contest. I was only half awake and I didn't get any details, but I came to with a jolt when he said, "... and good luck to both sides".

Does anyone else find this strange? They can't both win! Is it really supposed to mean, "May both teams perform to the best of their abilities and may the best team win"? If that is the case, where does luck come in?