Yesterday, on ESPN radio (Syracuse), the local show was giving away a trip to the Pinstripe Bowl.
(Tickets, rides to and from, hotel)
The contest was a 4 question "gauntlet"
I called repeatedly until I got through, and was 3rd in line.
Much to my dismay, Mike Waters was interviewed midway through the contest segment. I stayed on hold and kept my place in line.
Most of these questions were no brainers! (Who are the starting LBs, name 3 starting QBs after McNabb, conference record etc..)
SO. I waited and listened sitting in my car, pulled over, half way home from work. Waited.....waited....
I was next in line! I was nervous but feeling great!
MY CELL PHONE DIED!!!!!!
Of course I was skipped and the next shmuck in line (Jason from Syr?) got my questions....and he BLEW IT!
1. Conference record? 4-3
2. 3 starting QBs since McNabb? Perry Patterson, Greg Paulus, Ryan Nassib, TROY NUNES etc...
3. Aside from Andrew Robinson, name a QB that has completed a pass to themselves (in the last decade)? Troy Nunes
4. And this one, I did not hear one person who attempted it, get it right. AND I KNEW IT.
What NFL team was HCDM drafted to? LA RAIDERS 1986!!!!
So my phone died, some dumbass got my line of questions, and I get to miss out on the SU football event of the past 5....maybe 10 years! I couldn't even keep listening to see if someone did in fact win, but I'm sure with how long it took with all these attempted-googlers and idiots that kept getting them wrong, they probably just made it easy enough to be a give-away. To prove my disgust, I went out and bought a Droid X, banishing my old phone, as it is a bad luck charm now. Maybe I'll tape it to the Georgetown bus when they come to town....