PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Emmett Wesley Garrett
 
Comments: 85
Article views: 2
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Emmett Wesley Garrett's badges.
 

What's so Super about Rugby???

23 January 2013, 11:32
During November last year, I tried to get into this sport of your's called rugby.  Maybe it's just me but I don't get what the game's all about.

I sat through a handful of international games and your local team, called the Springboks, seemed a bit stronger than the teams they played, although the overall performance didn't seem that convincing, truth be told.

Just when I thought I'd seen the last of this rugby thing, now it's all Super Rugby this, Super Rugby that.  And it seems I'll once again be subjected to every bar across town showing the live games every freakin weekend for the next few months.  Nauseating stuff!

If the game made any sense, I'd probably watch it, but what the hell are 30 guys doing chasing a lopsided ball around like it was the prized golden egg?  It's like watching a bargain-bin sale at Macy's where heckling housewives battle it out for the last 3-pack of granny panties.

Now, Grid-Iron Football?  That's a real man's game.  And don't come with no story about protective padding, blah blah.  Those guys are bigger, the game's faster, and that gear is required by the game's laws to ensure the safety of the world's greatest athletes.

I played some football in college myself, had a good half-season too until I put my back out.  Kinda affected my love-life too for a while, but Em's not one for lying down and quitting.  Life's tough and only the strongest survive.  It's the whole Evolution thing with fittest survival and natural election - you'd understand if you knew all that stuff.

So now this Super Rugby nonsense is about to start and I can either try watching again, or just give the rubbish 'sport' a miss completely. 

Thank goodness this soccer tournament is on at the moment, I like soccer.  Although your team seems a bit clueless to be honest, I'd rather watch paint dry.

Oh my, it's going to be a looooooong three and a half months until I get outta here and back to civilization at the end of April...
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
85 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

FACT!! DA Voters are more intelli...

A person's party affiliation should not be the determent of their intelligence but rather their reasoning and understanding why they choose to take a certain position. Read more...

0 comments 1362 views
Submitted by
boertjie
RICHES OF THE ZUMAS Nkandla , pay...

This is laughable as on many occasions Zuma made a clear statement that is does not owe any money. Is this another matter that this government is sweeping under the carpet. Read more...

0 comments 902 views
Submitted by
Philip Harris
Into the Fire

The problem is that Zumas' stench of corruption has tainted all those who surround him. Their consistent support of him through scandal after scandal has cast them (and ultimately the ANC) in the same light. Read more...

0 comments 152 views
Philadelphia Hospital under attac...

Well nothing gets better under the ANC government so we suppose we must by now, we have had 22 years of it – be used to the fact how the ANC actually messes up everything that it touches. Read more...

0 comments 295 views
Submitted by
Jaded Knight
#SONA2016 – a farcical comedy / d...

All around the country, the people of this nation were glued to their TV’s, their radios, or monitoring the State of the Nation address on their laptops or mobile devices. Read more...

0 comments 637 views
Submitted by
MadDog Morgan
Now for the Real Speech

So the SONA has come and gone. Zuma stumbled though a lot of good stuff but what did he actually say? Read more...

0 comments 576 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2016 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.