...we woz robbed!
It was all going SO well against 24 year old Vita, a candidate from Ukraine and 14 year old Robert from Germany but living in the US on our webcam/skype quiz show "Global Player".
Robert was falling slowly behind and Vita and I were neck and neck...until THIS question...
"Which German footballer has taken part in 5 World Cups?"
"Hmm...must be Lothar Mattheus..", I thought to myself..
Up came the 4 choices: Schnellinger / Maier / Mattheus / Beckenbauer
"Ha, Mattheus...no problem..."
And then I made a big mistake...I started to think. This has always caused me great problems in my life...this propensity for thinking...
"Hmm... a World Cup quiz without a question about Kaiser Franz Beckenbauer... hmmm... could it be? Well, he played in 1966 when he was very young..."
I dithered and then dithered a bit more... finally I clicked on Beckenbauer...
"...and the player is of course...Lothar Mattheus! Oh dear, Phil..."
It's daft but it still irritates me now that I didn't click the answer I knew was correct...argghhhh!!!
So I didn't win....the Brockhaus CD-ROM!!!! The what...?
Could have been worse.
I don't know yet when the show will be broadcast on ZDF but I will post the date as soon as I find out.
It will also be available on a streaming link so all of you around the world will be able watch me meet my Ukrainian nemesis...
(didn't help them much today against Spain - muchos revengeos!!)
Thanks for all the good wishes!!!