Master Player’s Check List

Richard Hunkler, PhD.
Water Polo Planet

Before reading this invaluable check list you might want to take the following trivia quiz:

1. Where did headlight dimmer switches used to be located?

  1. On the floor shift knob
  2. On the floor left of the clutch
  3. Next to the horn

2. What postwar car turned automotive design on its ear when you couldn't tell whether it was coming or going?

  1. Studebaker
  2. Nash Metro
  3. Tucker

3. How was Butch wax used?

  1. To stiffen hair cut into a flattop so it stood up
  2. To make floors shiny and prevent scuffing
  3. On the wheels of roller skates to prevent rust

4. Before inline skates, how did you keep your roller skates attached to your shoes?

  1. With clamps, tightened by a skate key
  2. Woven straps that crossed the foot
  3. Long pieces of string or twine

5. As a kid, what was considered the best way to reach a decision?

  1. Consider all the facts
  2. Eeny-meeny-miney-mo
  3. Ask Mom

6. "I'll be down to get you in a ________, Honey?"

  1. SUV
  2. Taxi
  3. Streetcar

7. What was a Duck-and-Cover Drill?

  1. Part of the game of hide and seek
  2. What you did when your mom called you in to do chores
  3. Hiding under your desk, covering your head with your arms in an A-bomb attack

8. What comic used to say, "I'm a BAAAAAAD boy!"

  1. Lou Costello to Abbot, after a lecture by Bud Abbot, telling Lou how he screwed up
  2. The Lone Ranger to Tonto every time the masked man gave away a phony silver bullet
  3. Fibber McGee to Molly when she would open their closet door and 50 tons of junk came tumbling out.

9. "Praise the Lord, and pass the _________?"

  1. Meatballs
  2. Dames
  3. Ammunition

10. Who left his heart in San Francisco?

  1. Tony Bennett
  2. Xavier Cugat
  3. George Gershwin

The answers to the above quiz are as follows: 1b, 2a, 3a, 4a, 5b, 6c, 7c, 8a, 9c, 10a. If you knew eight or more correct answers then you might not need to read this list of things to do at master’s water polo practice; however, if you can’t remember why you took the test in the first place then it may be a good idea to read the list to keep from embarrassing yourself or your friends.

Leaving the Dressing Room for the Pool

On the Deck

When In the Pool

Leaving the Dressing Room for Home