Monday, October 29, 2012
The Game's Up
I love those useless facts that get trotted out from time to time which make you think for about thirty seconds before you carry on pondering the meaning of life etc.
Back in the 1980's one of the commentator Brian Moore's favourites was that Liverpool never lost when Ian Rush scored, that was of course until they lost to Arsenal in the Littlewoods Carling Milk Cup Final, or whatever it was called at the time. Last week during the Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid match the Sky commentator happened to say that Real Madrid hadn't lost a Champions League group match when CR7 had scored, that record went just over 50 minutes later.
The most recent, and it has to be said an excellent example of two unrelated facts finding themselves in bed with one another, is that the Democrat candidate in the U.S Presidential Elections since 1960 wins whenever the Formula One Drivers Champion is British.
Well as neither Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button can now win that title, unless of course Red Bull, Ferrari and Lotus drivers all fall foul of a plague of locusts, it's possibly to think that the game is up for the 44th President.
In similar vein I did like the item on the news last night (Sky) that a computer has predicted that President Obama will win between 60 and 70% of the vote. That came just hours after another computer had predicted a win for his opponent and a Gallup poll that predicted a draw.
Posted by Paul at 7:26 PM