Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Just a quick one

I've been run off my feet with work of late, so I haven't had any time for blogging. The resumption of Test cricket after a short pause has helped spark this post, and I'd just like to congratulate Dale Steyn on doing what players often fail at and walking the talk by snatching a ten-fer in the first Test against India. It was brilliant, inspired bowling. Or so it seemed from the Cricinfo commentary, which as you probably know isn't the last word on accuracy and objectivity, although vastly superior to anything Channel 9 could manage to excrete.

Back in this hemisphere, Doug Bollinger is getting wickets and the West Indies are losing. I wish he'd forget how to bowl. Maybe I could bribe his mum to go to the papers with some melodrama-soap-opera story (about his wig, and how she hates that he cares more about his hair than her) and he has a mental implosion a la Mitchell Johnson. But it won't happen, because Doug's not that kind of guy.

6 comments:

Stani Army said...

We are more important than work MG! Surely?

Channel 9 do excrete don't they? I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks so.

The MG said...

I think the anti-Channel 9 group is far larger than the pro, Stani, in that the antis consist of the entire cricket world minus a few one-eyed Aussies and some very deaf grandfathers.

Stani Army said...

One-eyed Aussies being; Slater, Greig, Nicholas (he is), Healy, Lawry and Taylor, and the Grandfather being Benaud?

MG! [angry face], what have you done to the comment I.D settings?! Please change it :(

The MG said...

Apologies, Stani, I was getting ridiculous amounts of spam. I'll change it back, but it's a pain in the arse having to delete them all one by one :(

Lou said...

The anti-channel 9 group consists of just about every Oz fan on the planet apart from the basket cases and Perth cricket fans.

The MG said...

@Lou, in fact I'd go as far as to say Australians hate them more, because they have to hear them more often. Familiarity indeed breeds contempt in this case.