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29 September 2007 @ 04:19 pm
Rugby slash... Rugby is a game played by men with odd shaped balls.  
I'm a rugby fan, this should not be news to most of you (union, not league, league is a waste of time as far as I'm concerned). The world cup is currently on, (Scotland have a crucial game in just under 4 hours) and I've watched a few games with wenchpixie and her friend D (who I'd really like to call 'my' friend as well 'cause I kinda think of him that way. I'm a library worker, he loaned me some books => we're mates right now in my book!) Anyways, D and I noticed that the commentary is rather... interesting.

All that talk of tackle and 'big strapping lads' and even hookers... if your mind's in the gutter, as mine is wont to be, then the RPS writes itself sometimes.

But.

I just heard the most blatant piece of nonsensical slash commentary ever: "...if the Fijians have a plan and it's not just about the Fijians enjoying themselves with the ball in their hands."

And this comes scant seconds after describing one of the Fijian scrum-halfs as a "fine slab of Fijian meat".

(I need a rugby icon, anyone know where I can get sports icons?)
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Babies ate my dingo.derryderrydown on September 29th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
league is a waste of time as far as I'm concerned

*sigh*

You poor, deluded, foolish soul.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: saltire - mewhiskyinmind on September 29th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
Not a patch on union. Never gonna be convinced otherwise.

*grins*
Ah yes, quite a bunch of us, isn't it?unhobbityhobbit on September 29th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
Interestingly, my dad doesn't seem to mind that kind of thing in the commentary. At least, he's not shouting at the commentator to shut up like he sometimes does. Hmm...
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: saltire - mewhiskyinmind on September 29th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
LOL! I wondered if it was just my inherently dirty mind picking up on it so when D agreed with me I was actually really pleased. I have to say that for the Scotland games, I tend to swear at the commentary a lot. At least for the six nations I can pick the Radio Scotland commentary instead of the normal BBC one with its "And of course you have to admire the plucky Scots who don't have a chance..." but the ITV thing is annoying me a lot.

Plus - how come, with a 'home nations' match it's not on terrestrial TV anywhere but Scotland? (It's on ITV4 for you guys but STV for us.) You can guarrantee that if it was an England game tonight then it would be on ITV1 no matter what.

Me? Bitter? Not at all...

*grins*
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: saltire - mewhiskyinmind on September 29th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
*grins*

It's actually calmed down a lot since then to be honest - the game has gotten incredibly tight (3 points in it right now) and they just keep going on about 'inhaling oxygen' as if they'd be inhaling helium or something...

Yay! Does that mean that despite statistical improbablities* I've made a new friend?

*TMRupert Giles
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on September 29th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
are you watching this game? It's edge of the seat stuff here!

But the nitrogen explanation makes sense now!

Excellent!
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on September 29th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
a try could get it.
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on September 29th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
I feel so bad for Wales right now...

But wow - that seriously could not have been closer at the end. (First half was all Fiji, it was like a completely new team came out of the Welsh dressing room in the second half!)
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on September 29th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
Man!!!

How close was that?!!!
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: saltire - mewhiskyinmind on September 29th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
I really hope it's not going to be that close for Scotland later... I don't think I could take that!
Laura: jslol - lididimlondeiel on September 29th, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
My ex-flatmate likes watching rugby and I have to admit that the commentary amused me for exactly that reason since I didn't understand the actual sport.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: dw//in Scotland?/t&c - a quirkofmatterwhiskyinmind on September 29th, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC)
*grins*

Yeah, rugby rules are strange. Footie fans think they have it tough explaining the offside rule? Try explaining the rugby offside rule...

but the rugby commentary guys just make it way too easy sometimes!