Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ah, the age old debate of whether football should be starting so early in the year(February), or in May. I’m sure all you politically correct tree huggers out there, that are more than likely the descendents of the Antichrist, will be horrified at the rest of us actually enjoying ourselves, by watching a game of football each weekend.
Yes, yes, you’ll all cite such meaningful reasons such as health concerns from the heat, its February and we should all be watching cricket. It’s taking time away from spending time with the family. To which one could respond in what is clearly, a sensible, mature and intelligent manner, by saying this. Blah blah blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah blah, blah blah, blah blah blah blah blah.
Let’s explore the health factor, shall we? The heat is not safe to play in at that time of the year, you say. Too hot in Brisbane or Cape Town. So what? I mean, seriously, the world is over populated anyway. Ozone layer, anyone. What’s a few less footballers? Just replace them with someone else. Afterall, no one is indispensable.
Really, in terms of the health factor, the modern football player is a professional. Paid alot of money(and good on them for making it) to play at a high level. This, of course, means that they have more than enough time, in between playing golf and PlayStation of course, too train and accumulate the necessary level of fitness needed to compete in the hotter climate.
In the end, what all this comes down to, is freedom of choice. Pardon my ignorance, but, the last time I checked, we here in God’s own, were living in a democracy. That being the case, I’m kind of thinking, funnily enough, that those of us who wish to watch football in February, should have that choice.
And, to all those of you that think February is too early. Simple. Don’t go to the football. No one is forcing you to go. Leave the rest of us alone, though, too enjoy our time outside of work, as we like.
Oh, by the way, blah blah.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Even though the football season is a few months away yet, I thought I would outline the arguments for and against football starting in February as opposed to May. This is not an original idea, as it was done in The Dominion Post, last February.And, I certainly can't do it the justice it deserves like their writers can and did, as i'm not in their class. All the same, here is my take on it. First the argument for football starting in May. The counter-argument will be here, within a few days. So, here goes:



I say I say, isn’t February good weather for cricket, old chap
Silly time of the year to be playing that rugby crap
Much better to give a cricket ball a hard rap
Listening to Smithy and the boys, entertaining as they are, certainly wouldn’t want to take a nap

I say I say, that garden looks a little untidy, much more time to repair the damage, what with football been on in the winter
Watch a movie, maybe an old one with Angelina in it, as she’s been too broody to make one lately, I’m sure though it’ll be a mint
Read a book, Dickens, Crane, Twain, a Bronte or two, perhaps the rugby rule book, or maybe not. . . that would make you want to live in a different universe, let me give you the hint

I say I say, football in May, what a grand time of the year to start play
Nice and cool, the weather is in May, that’ll be the way
Got to think of the players’ welfare, come what may
Softer grounds, less injuries in May, just as well, as ACC will no longer pay

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

An education is only of interest to those that do not wish to succumb to the world's illnesses - AP(2009)