# What sport was she watching?

My wife spent her day off yesterday only watching a single sport. She jotted down some scores and left them on the table. I've transcribed them for you here. What sport was she watching?

Mercedes Williams: 0 - 6
Cowboys Indians: 4 - 5
Jets Bills: 0 - 3
Giants Bengals: 0 - 1
Mets Phillies: 4 - 7
Lakers Knicks: 1 - 0

My wife wanted to make her own puzzle after seeing some of mine; this is actually her creation.

• Its seems like NFL Oct 10, 2019 at 14:06

I'm taking a pitch it was

baseball

From these letters

Mercedes Williams: 0 - 6 → a
Cowboys Indians: 4 - 5 → ba
Jets Bills: 0 - 3 → l
Giants Bengals: 0 - 1 → b
Mets Phillies: 4 - 7 → se
Lakers Knicks: 1 - 0 → l

and abalbsel anagrams to baseball.

• "I'm taking a pitch" - I see what you did there. Oct 10, 2019 at 13:51
• Confirmed, this is what she was watching!
– Matt
Oct 10, 2019 at 14:09
• Nice job! this answer is better :P Oct 10, 2019 at 14:13
• I took the same initiative to start solving, but my error was: rot13(hfvat gur 0 nf 0 vaqrk (yvxr cebtenzzvat) fb V qvqa'g trg gur fnzr nantenz lbh tbg!) Oct 11, 2019 at 11:41
• @RobWatts What you missed is that the "scores" give you the positions of the chosen letters in the first or second word. Or no letter is used for a score of 0. They're not random. Oct 11, 2019 at 16:37

I think the sport is:

Reason:

The score output shows the position of the team name, where to put it on the Number line. Take the space as 0, the left as negative part and the right as positive part:

Mercedes Williams: $$0 - 6 = -6 \to r$$
Cowboys Indians: $$4 - 5 = -1 \to s$$
Jets Bills: $$0 - 3 = -3 \to e$$
Giants Bengals: $$0 - 1 = -1 \to s$$
Mets Phillies: $$4 - 7 = -3 \to e$$
Lakers Knicks: $$1 - 0 = +1 \to K$$

And we got rseseK, by proper permutation, we can found a name Kresse who is famous for basketball coach in university for very high win% and a writer.

• Wow! I did not see that coming. I don't think she is a College of Charleston fan though :)
– Matt
Oct 10, 2019 at 14:09
• Tom's answer is more reasonable, and it's MLB postseason right now :D Oct 10, 2019 at 14:12