September 24, 2007

Sleepy eyed jock sniffing

The rugby world cup time zone difference is really fierce this year, forcing us to stay awake at all hours of the night to watch it.
This morning (3am!!) confusion reigned on the paddock at Murrayfield in Edinburgh because it was impossible to tell the two sides apart. Their shirts had far too many similar colours and patterns on them. If I ruled the International Rugby Board I would decree that players on only wear either white or black tight shorts (and jockstraps for the forwards to allow better grip in the scrum). This would aide the viewer immensely. And that's not even counting the extra viewers the tournament would pull in, even for ho-hum matches between minnows.
I was pleased to read that
"Apparently, on average this year, a third of the audience is female. Even more staggering is the fact that 50 per cent of women watching television when the All Blacks played Italy were training their eyes in on our boys in their tight black tops."
To which I can only add: why else would you watch rugby? I was mighty impressed with the big boys from Georgia who almost whupped those pasty Paddy arses. But Frederic Michalak should lose the silly Beckhamite haircut and show of his tattoos a bit more.

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