Friday, February 16, 2007

In recognition of the support that I have received from you for my previous post, I thought I would alienate you all (aMToNW) by writing about sport (goodbye girls), rugby (goodbye non-Brits) and something that caught my attention on the Sky Sports (goodbye everyone else … apart from the twat Rupert, that is).

This week marked the official retirement from rugby union of the suave and sophisticated shrinking violet, Graham Rowntree. Over the last seventeen seasons he has been one of the best players in the world, not in the top flight, but quite close, and has had more than a little success.

However, it his appearance rather than his accomplishments that epitomise the wonderful game that is Rugby.


What do you think girls? A rival for Brad Pitt? Or Dennis Franz? Pamela, does this get your juices flowing? Martha, isn’t he cute?

They did a very nice tribute to him on Rugby Club on Sky Sports this week. I shall miss him, he has gone on to be a coach at Leicester, alongside his former playing partner Richard Cockerill, who could always be relied on to give away three penalties every game. Usually in the first 10 minutes.

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But, as everything in the world is balanced, there came a disappointment. I do not watch much news on TV. I manage to keep informed by reading the BBC website, finding out who is dead from the Torygraph online, apart from, of course, my regular conversations with Downing Street, and picking up the gossip when I drop in to the Palace. I do, however, sometimes tune into Al Jazeera to get a different view on what is important, and it is often quite informative. Earlier today, for example, they were doing an investigation of the meth problem in the USA, which I hadn’t seen covered in quite the same way before. This evening, however, I discovered that they have David Frost on regularly. I support balance in reporting, but there is no need for Al Jazeera to contribute crap, there are plenty of other channels doing that.

10 comments:

Pamela said...

Boy Howdy (an American saying meaning Boy Howdy) he's a hottie.

Do all you Brits look like that?

Dyna Girl said...

How'd he get his ears on so low?

Dave said...

If I may interject before our host*, and explain for the benefit of our cousins, rugby football is a game which could possibly be compared with American football, except that the players are real men, and do not wear crash helmets.

This explains the ears.

*That phrase wasn't meant to sound as rude as Vicus will no doubt make it.

the twat Rupert said...

fascinating!

Mangonel said...

Isn't he the fellow who is doin' the crisp adverts? Funny, I thought he was better looking.

Richard said...

Mangonel? That's what Russel Brand looks like under the hair?

Richard said...

I apologise for the ?s. They honestly weren't there when I left.

Mangonel said...

Just googled Russell Brand. I think the question marks can stay.

raincoaster said...

We used to play rugby in a mixed league at my university. It was stopped because the girls were too mean; the final straw was when one girl decided to stop an opposing player by reaching out, grasping the player's ear, and coming to a dead halt. The ear did as well; the rest of the player did not. Poof, end of rugby mixed league.

I always thought the sign of a good rugby player was that his ears lay flat to his head?

Vicus Scurra said...

Raincoaster, you see what happens when your education is interrupted? It takes years to really understand rugby.