Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Boy stuff

I know what you are thinking. WJ must be as happy as a very happy thing wearing its best happy boots this month. I mean, after all, let's just look at what is happening:

1. It is September. That means that the AFL finals are on. Last weekend, 4 games of footy featuring the best 8 teams in the league. Two were close, two weren't but still great to watch. This weekend, 2 more games, then on through the weekend. What's not to love?

2. Yes, September 2007. The Rugby World Cup. The best rugby nations in the world playing for over a month, answering questions such as "How far can England fall having won it all in 2003?" and "Exactly when will the All Blacks choke?"

3. Did I mention it is September? Wow, that means that the NFL season is kicking off. Foxtel showing more games than ever, and the opportunity for more pundits than you could poke a 300 pound lineman at dusting off crystal balls, sifting through chicken entrails and speculating over every possible issue or non-issue to do with anyone who ever had anything to do with an NFL player or team.

So that all sounds terribly exciting. But let's pause for just a moment. Look a little closer. Tear your eyes away, even if only momentarily, from the rippling and well oiled Herculean physique, the massive sword, and look into the eyes...

What is this? Are they the sad eyes of a clown? What could be the cause in such happy times? Let's review all there is to look forward to:

1. The AFL Finals. That is exciting right? Oh hang on, that's right, the Sydney Swans lost lat week, and now they are out of the finals. Hmm, that isn't great I guess. Oh. They lost to COLLINGWOOD? Yup, that is certainly enough to take the shine off the AFL Septopia...

2. There is still the Rugby World Cup though. What can be wrong with that? Apart from the first two thirds of the tournament being a farce, of course. Top professional teams playing against amateurs and running up cricket scores. I know, it couldn't be a world cup without that, but not great to watch for at least another couple of weeks.

3. What about the NFL? Got to be good news, doesn't it? Unless you support the Vikings that is. 4 Superbowl appearances, no wins. An untried Quarterback and an average receiving corps. Plus they come from Minnesota. Oh dear....

So if you see WJ (you will know him by his distinctive loincloth and sword, although he has ditched the headband as it is sooo 2006) spare a thought, he may be smiling as much as always, but check his eyes for tears, the tears of a clown. Give him a hug already...

13 Comments:

At 2:29 pm, Blogger Steph said...

No sympathy from me. I think you just mentioned the top three WORST sports ever.....oh except you left out golf and cricket.

Ghastly!!!!

 
At 6:32 pm, Blogger killerrabbit said...

That is the most freaky clown picture I have ever seen

 
At 7:06 pm, Blogger WJ said...

I don't play golf or cricket, and I find them both pretty dull to watch (yes, this from a guy who loves to watch NFL).

Then again, I don't play NFL, or AFL either. At least I used to play rugby. There, my credibility is restored.

kr, pretty cool huh. Took a while to dig that one out. See, more credibility...

 
At 11:46 pm, Anonymous SouthernBelle said...

ew, sport.

I went to see my first real live baseball game the other day and it was great. No idea what was happening in the game, but had a great time socializing (the event was sponsored by the magazine I work for).

; )

 
At 5:28 am, Blogger Kelly said...

my eyes glazed over when you talked about it being boy stuff.

an awkward hug for you anyway I guess...

 
At 5:28 am, Blogger Kelly said...

and stop with the clown picture shit. That is just scary and uncalled for!

 
At 8:06 pm, Blogger WJ said...

kelly, even an awkward hug helps. It is actually the first hug, as even though there have only been girl commenters, none of the selfish buggers were willing to take a moment and clutch me to their bosom.

See, now you aren't feeling awkward at all are you...

 
At 8:24 pm, Blogger Original Mel said...

Boy stuff? BOY STUFF???? I am shocked and appalled. It's been six months since I left Sydney and already you've forgotten me, possibly the only girl in the universe who likes watching sports. Especially the rugby world cup. I friggen watched Australia play Japan, and I had to SEARCH Amsterdam for a sports bar playing that damned game!

That title should be changed to Boy and Original Mel Stuff. Stat.

 
At 3:02 pm, Blogger fingers said...

OK, your 30-day ban is up.
I'm back.
Your blog still sucks...

 
At 7:24 am, Blogger Kelly said...

I have a bossom? YAY!

 
At 10:15 pm, Blogger WJ said...

Omel, please accept my humblest apologies. However I can't be arsed changing the title. How about the Wobblies over the Welsh?!

fingers, it is great to hear from you. Kind of like two brothers who haven't seen each other for years and years, only for them to reunite and realise that the older one is still older and shorter, and the younger one isn't either.

kelly, I have no idea what a bossom is, but I am taking a wild stab, so to speak, and guessing that you do have boobs. At least until you prove me wrong...

 
At 8:18 pm, Blogger Thursday's Child said...

Make the clown go away please WJ. That is freaky, and not in a good way.

 
At 12:04 pm, Blogger Steph said...

You are the laziest blogger EVER! Well about from Fingers but he's too busy entertaining the laydees.
Haaaaaahaha.

hurry up slack arse!

 

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