Tonight’s instalment of University Challenge was a total washout for Team Cardiff.
For much of the game their score was frozen at minus five, which is worse than even I would manage; consequently, they spent most of the programme wearing a look that was a mix of exhausted confusion and grim inevitability. They’d been steamrollered and they knew it and every passing second compounded their failure; they may as well have all started sucking their thumbs.
As ever, I covered my view of the programme on Twitter. See below for what I said and when; who wouldn’t want to read that?
|Southampton Vs. Cardiff (31.07.17)|
8:01PM: "Asking the questions..." a tetchy, miserable bastard.8:01PM: Ledesma loves it.8:03PM: Ledesma's borrowed Paul McCartney's septuagenarian hairstyle.8:04PM: A bow tie on this programme is always a cause for concern.8:04PM: "Rook's off".8:06PM: Conway's hair has a Ken Dodd aftertaste.8:07PM: Cardiff's Strachan.8:08PM: Ledesmaon. Knighton. Frankelon. Joneson. Southamptonon.8:10PM: There's nothing more final than Paxman's "Erased".8:11PM: Try as I might, I can't remember Jones' face.8:13PM: Everyone in the studio (bar Jeremy Paxman) is so young. We're so old. Damn it.8:15PM: -5? MINUS FIVE? I bet Conway's regretting the bow tie now.8:17PM: ...not the best advert for Welsh education, this.8:17PM: Cardiff fucked it.8:19PM: Colleran's a young Seth MacFarlane.8:20PM: Just one more zero and Cardiff and Southampton will be neck-and-neck.8:23PM: ...Jones' open mouth.8:25PM: ...what makes it worse: you know Conway's bow tie ISN'T a clip-on.8:26PM: STOP CALLING THEM KELVIN.8:27PM: Cardiff's team are sponsored by sadness.