Heineken are running a “FoosBall Challenge” at various bars in the city at the moment and I’ve caught the bug (mainly because I badly want to win that trip to Amsterdam).
My thinking was that this foosball thing cannot be that hard. I’d learn how to play in week one, become a foosball ninja in week two, beat any and all comers in week three, and off to Amsterdam I go! I went to Legends last Wednesday full of confidence and challenged one of the Heineken reps to a game to gauge my skill level and see how much work I had to do. Bad idea. Not only did he beat me quite comprehensively, but once he saw I was more Foosball Wannabe than Foosball Ninja, he picked up a drink and played one-handed.
My game needed work, so I moved on to Plan B, in which I channel Rocky Balboa and train, train, train until I reach the top! All I needed was a pasty who I could beat a few times to get my confidence up.
I’ll jump right to the end and tell you that he beat me twice and both times he came from behind- I was up 7-0 in one game- BUT HE CHEATED!!!
I don’t have conclusive proof (yet) but there are some “coincidences” that give me pause:
- He said he’d never played foosball before. (Liar!!!)
- He was very cosy with the supposedly impartial Heineken referee. (You can see from this picture, which was taken at Heineken’s launch event, that they had met before). Did I see money being exchanged after our game? No I did not, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen…
- He was very particular about the table we played on. Did he perhaps have it rigged? Did he know the table enough to give him an unfair advantage. My Spidey Senses say yes.
In the end I had to swallow a ton of pride and get theMith’s round of drinks. But I got my revenge. TheMith broke a cardinal Foosball rule (that I just made up): never leave Mister Deejay alone with your phone after you have
beaten him cheated at foosball.
He got distracted while I was listening to his new single, “Winner”, and I bluetoothed the song to my phone. The game is always on! Mwahahaahaha! If you want a copy of the song, tweet me @misterdeejayug or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send it to you.
That’ll teach him
The challenge continues at these spots around town, and you best believe I will be at each of these. I am currently in the middle of some serious Karate-kid type training in an effort to take my game to the next level. If theMith is man enough, he’ll show up and there will be a replay.