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Posted on: April 12, 2008 5:20 am
 

It'd be a shame to let this go to waste...

I wrote this in a thread on the world sports board, so I'll let some of you have the honour of reaading it too!!!

I Introduce to you my rugby comments...


 Argentina needs extra competition but in the Tri-Nations they would have a brutal travel schedule and would struggle to win a game for their first couple of years, by which time everyone will be disputing it...

Putting them into the Six Nations would make sense as their national squad players all play in european leagues, they could host their games in Europe. Seeing as the games in the Northern Hemisphere are won 5 kicks to 3 kicks Argentina would fit in well with their soccer-styled game.

Plus they defintely can beat France, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Italy at their home grounds. They just cannot beat the All Blacks (on a non-world cup year, just remember that is when we win) in New Zealand and winning in the republic is hard enough for the All Blacks and the Wallabies let alone Argentina.


I thought it was a bit raw that South Africa managed to claim the title of worlds best through beating England twice, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and Argentina....Though I do think they deserve it, it was a cheap having such an easy route there...I wouldve prefered to see the Springboks go through beating top teams (NZ, Aus, France) to get there.
I am from Auckland in New Zealand and have lived here all my short life so far so I am Blues fan, so I am used to my teams choking (which is lucky or I might have suffered a stroke watching yet another All Blacks team choke come World Cup Time) and losing to the Waratahs last week was gutting...

 

The Sharks are still undefeated...What a schedule they got this season, come semi final time if they get a home semi they will be dangerous, look for the Crusaders to win the Crusaders cup (err...Super 14) back this season...


Congrats to Wales for winning with what shouldve been the 2nd in charge of the All Blacks this season (Warren Gatland).

 

I hope to wont have to say Congrats Australia (not that I would anyway) for winning the tri nations with what should have been the All Blacks head coach (Robbie Deans).

Speaking of coaching look for South Africa to suck this year in the Tri-Nations because they selected the best BLACK available coach, not the best available coach. Their squad will include the best BLACK players as well apparantly...


Dont know too much about the northern hemisphere club competition but I support Toulon in France and Sale in England. Go Luke McAlister...Born and Bred North Harbour boy. Interesting to see how North Harbour will cope without Luke McAlister at No. 10. Fly Half was a weakness for North Harbour last season. We need a solid one...We signed one who had been playing in Ireland or something but Ive never seen him play. Hopefully he can kick. We lacked it last season. Anyone else followed the Air New Zealand Cup???
How can the Cheetahs not convert Currie Cup success in South Africa to Super 14 success, even against other South African teams?? It baffles me to this date.
Posted on: April 11, 2008 2:28 am
 

Free Trade Agreement

New Zealand has signed a free trade agreement with China...

I say we execute a "free trade" by giving them Sean Marks and we can get Yao Ming...and a whole bunch of dog food (food that is made of dogs, what else?)...

Posted on: April 4, 2008 4:19 am
Edited on: April 4, 2008 6:18 am
 

You should read this, it's about the NBA...

Usually no one will read beyond the title...but if you made it this far....GOOD JOB!!!



1.
It is official, I am the NBA Boards rookie of the year....(Yeah, That's right Lakers2408...JOKES) Congrats to Axesstar and Lakers2408 (who got my vote) who were both one vote behind me...I promise the rest are actually NBA related, just keep reading.

2.
Does Atlanta have a grudge against TJ Ford?? Not only did they not allow Fords layup because the clock obviously started early on Wednesday but last season he didn't have a layup counted late in a loss to the Hawks. And that ultimately played a part in the league upholding the Heat’s protest of that Dec. 19 game. Lucky for TJ it is unlikely that theyll play Atlanta in the playoffs at any time...

3.
The Orlando Magic had a fund raising gala last weekend, The winner of the annual community service award was given to superman himself, Dwight Howard. Strangely enough the day before he received the award he was slapped with a paternity suit in Orange County. Is that odd, or is it just me?

4.
Back to the Raptors controversial loss to the Hawks on Wednesday...The Raptors were up by three with four seconds to go in regulation time, the Hawks had the inbounds pass and despite what coach Sam Mitchell wanted the Raptors didn’t foul Mike Bibby when he got the ball on an inbounds pass, allowing him to make the game-tying three-pointer. I mean what a mental breakdown...imagine if that happens in the Playoffs -- as well as Chris Bosh (I did a thread about this a week ago) lashing out at his team for being too hesistant...Raptors better be prepared come playoff time.

5.
76ers guard Willie Green was in the midst of his worst shooting stretch this season coming into Tuesdays game. Before that game he had made just 13 of his last 64 shots, including 1-of-19 on 3-point attempts. Is that pathetic or what?? I mean, I go better than 1-19 from 3-point range.

6.
Back to other East teams who might have what it takes to fail in the playoffs, the Wizards have Gilbert Arenas back. They are obviously good without Gilbert Arenas, and they are obviously just as good with him. But I don't think Caron and Antawn have enough time to adjust to secondary roles as Gilbert obviously is not going to take a back seat. I just question whether Arenas wants to be a star or whether he has the fortitude to lead the Wizards deep into the playoffs. (Anyone guess the keyword in that paragraph?? It was "Obviously")

7. The Suns have racked up 26 Technical Fouls over the 23 games that Shaq has been with them...Including 4 technicals in Tuesdays loss to the Nuggets. The Suns also have 11 technicals in their last three games...And you thought Kobe was bad...


8.
I just (yes, I am that slow, J/K) noticed a "preview" button at the bottom...does anyone actually preview their blog first??? Especially when there is an edit button anyway???

And if you made it this far...you may as well add a comment...huh...

 

Posted on: March 30, 2008 1:34 am
Edited on: March 30, 2008 1:36 am
 

The Shaqtus and his massive mouth

Is anyone else tired of Pat Riley and the Shaqtus going at eachother???

It's gone from being funny to being disrespectful and now it is dragging on and on. It has so far that Pat Riley and Steve Kerr are having meetings about it..

I don't see why he had to make such insulting comments to players who, yes they aren't as talented as he is, were at least out there trying to play basketball instead of nursing injuries that magically healed upon being traded to a playoff team.

This does seem to happen everytime he leaves a team, imagine what he is going to say about the league when he retires in a couple of years?

Imagine if more players pulled a Shaq, it would be crazy... I just can't see Dirk Nowitzki coming back from injury and going, "You guys are useless, why did we trade for Jason again? He just drags us down. When I'm gone we aren't even top 8. Im the greatest and everyone else sucks."

But that is what Shaq seems to say and do more and more often these days and Im persomally tired of it already...

Shaquille O'neal is just running out of ideas to keep the spotlight on him. Shaqtus just needs to shut the hell up and get on with dragging down a teams fast paced offence.

Pat Riley you can just get on with not doing your job (you are HEAD COACH of an NBA team, remember) ....not an NBA scout for the NCAA....

Steve Kerr thought Shaqtus's comments were 'embarrassing'. Steve - No one cares what you think!!!

Shaqtus, just shut up before everybody loses their respect for you...

 
 
 
 
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