Going into the quiz on Monday I was quietly confident we were going to win something, who knows, maybe even two things...it was a cold wintry night but an amazingly busy turnout in the pub - 11 teams in total, and a crowd of people invading our space, how dare they sit near us? We started with the usual banter - where's your mate (Paul), is he walking? Blah, blah, blah. It was a slow start quiz-wise, with a 7 pointer and an 8 pointer, although we did pick up a fiver on the spot prize with the closest to the year for the formation of the FBI, while still being 13 years out! Scores picked up and we, for the second week running, had a late surge only dropping 1 point in each of the last three rounds. This took us to joint third place and put another fiver in the pot - a successful night again! One day we will catch Yasser & The Marrowfats, The Whackers, E=MC2, Grey Matter, et al. Here's a couple of teasers we got correct followed by a couple never - answers at the bottom of the blog!
How did Wyatt Earp die?
What, in Spain, is El Gordo?
What is Tonto's horse called?
The Rovers Return is on the junction of Coronation Street and which other?
Thou shalt not kill is which number commandments?
Tuesday brought around the first home match for Hartlepool since New Year's Day. It was a cold, cold night and only 2,500 people turned up. Apart from about 5 minutes after the break when we managed to nick a goal, we were totally outplayed and outclassed - we may as well have had 11 snowmen playing. It's going to be a long second half of the season and they are probably looking at the worst points total of any team in any league, ever. But, that's football!
Quiz answers you were after were as follows:
The National Lottery
Oh and in answer to the blog title - "The streets are paved with dogsh*t", at least that's my experience from walking to work all month. Apologies for signing out on that but it's a constant bug bear, especially with me now being an avid walker.