A funny thing happened Friday night. Ended up at the pub when supposed to be elsewhere – but that wasn’t it. Found out a mate of mine knew one of the bouncers from work – but that wasn’t it either.
What was funny was watching a street magician work his magic. This was part of the reason I’d ended up staying in the pub; it was a photo finish as to whether his hands or mouth worked quicker.
What it also did was distract me from the magic trick happening on the TV. Every time I looked up at the North Queensland vs Gold Coast match the Cowboys were on the attack, and every time they’d managed to score a grand total of 0 points.
The only exception to this rule was when I looked up to find the coverage had flicked to a commercial break to return to the inevitable shot of a Titans’ player taking a sip from a water bottle after having scored.
The halftime stats were ridiculous as well. The Cowboys had missed less tackles, made more line breaks, held more possession and been tackled in the opposition’s 20m something like 22 times to the Titans’ two, yet were somehow 12-0 down.
It all continued in the second half with the Cowboys held scoreless until the 70th minute, meaning the Gold Coast had held the Cowboys scoreless for 150 minutes this year. Another try soon followed, but it was too little too late as they went down to their second consecutive loss.
That was some magic trick from the Titans.