So Michael Campbell won the US Open golf tournament today. And he has been
reported as a great
New Zealander now. Of course if he had done something wrong instead, he
would then be reported to be Maori.
Not to diminish from what is undoubtedly a great achievement, but its just
funny that in the climate of Iwi vs Kiwi billboards, no one is trying to
make that distinction this time.
Bangladesh have beaten Australia in a One Day International, no I’m not
joking it really happened this weekend. I wonder how the Australia media are
going to spin this. They really don’t like it when their vaunted cricket
team loses, let alone to the lowest ranked team.
This should be an interesting game, unfortunately it will be a night one
again. Im confident that on a dry fast track, most NPC sides in NZ would do
well against the Lions. Once it gets a bit wet and the ball gets slippery,
then the advantage shifts. Its a shame that the game is slowly being ruined
by the inevitable pandering to the TV networks. Day games are so much more
fun for the fans and the players.
Well it took a long time (75 years in fact), but finally NZ Maori have beaten the British and
Irish Lions in rugby. It was a very tight game, but the Maori team simply
outmuscled the Lions to the ball at breakdowns. Im stoked.
UPDATE 2005/06/12: And to top it off
The Warriors won as well.
Well once again the Beige Brigade are pushing the boundaries of fashion,
with stunningly bad stubbies.
They come complete with the ridiculous key pocket and all .. they are the
genuine thing. I wonder if NZ Cricket will copy these .. somehow I doubt it.
So, weve had NZ Maori vs Fiji, the All Black trial, and the Bay of Plenty vs
the Lions. Tonight is Jonah’s come back game, which will be interesting. I
dont know how he is going to go, I hope he plays well, but I think that will
be hoping for a bit much. Getting through the game will be the main thing.
Its only friday night and I’ve already seen 2 good games of footy, and still
have the Lions vs BOP tomorrow to go. Plus its a long weekend too. Pity
about the crap weather .. but you cant have everything.
Well that was just slaughter, we didn’t even come close to slightly
troubling the Australian Cricket team. And it can only get worse with the
tests coming up and us recruiting kindergarten kids to play, meanwhile
aussie has about a million reserve players.
I’m off down south on thursday to watch the first test with my Grandma,
should be good cricket even if we do get thrashed.
Well that was just a complete thrashing the Aussie cricketers dished out to
us yesterday. Still at least when they win, they do it in style not tick
around taking ages to do it.
Well its been a fairly weak few days for NZ sport, we are now down 3-0 in
the ODI series against Australia. Only pride left to play for now. But at
least the Hurricanes held out against some fairly crap ref decisions to win
agains the Queensland reds. Lets hope they can keep it up for next week.
Quote of the game
Referee: I want to see positive play from your guys.
Tana Umaga: How about some positive refereeing then.