The newspaper I got this morning was a little off, to say the least.
The main headline proudly read:
Horse squeals eight times, dubbed "octsqueal"
Well, I decided to ignore that, and head over to the sports section, where the scores to the recent (American) football games were posted. The team's names were completely unintelligible, so I could only really see the scores, which were:
21 - 3
42 - 14
20 - 7
45 - 7
27 - 3
Alright, those scores were fairly normal, albeit with some blowouts.
I caught a glimpse of a motivational quote on another page, which I gave a glance over.
You don't need to be perfect to succeed.
Flipping to another page, I saw a contest offer:
The first person to guess the score of the following football game will win $1000. The winning team scored 22 points, how many points did the losing team score?
Can you figure out how many points the losing team scored?
Breaking character for a sec:
the tags are correct as they are.
1. You really only need the other five football scores to solve the puzzle. The horse and the quote are minor hints. Speaking of the horse, maybe use that in the anagram?
2. What kind of octsqueal is it... an equine octsqueal? okay...