oh and of course in the football, a good result yesterday...
Comments: more sport
OK and all vewry well for you Miss Boynton, but try being a rugby fan. Woe.
Posted by cs at August 23, 2005 12:42 PM
Is this a better result?
Had to look that up btw, (the mascots) not knowing my thugby...Not inclined to switch codes, cs? ;)
(If South Melb supporters can shift their allegiance to a team based in Sydney of all places, anything is possible.)
Posted by boynton at August 23, 2005 01:06 PM
A link of great beauty Miss.
Have tried to follow the men in tight shorts a couple of times, but failed dismally to grow an interest. My theory is that it's all grounded on the social base you grow up with.
Posted by cs at August 23, 2005 01:52 PM
Hmm, as the link to my humble and not very original theory didn't come out in that comment, here tis: http://backpagesblog.com/weblog/archives/000322.html
Posted by cs at August 23, 2005 01:54 PM
Thanks for the link.
I can relate - Football was huge in our household,
(seemed to be 'universal') but most of my family fell away (in the language of 19th century religion), including my father who had barracked for South fervently since he was a child.
(Depsite only one GF appearance and the last flag being in 33!)
After the 80's travesty of Edelsten inc etc, I had to manufacture interest myself.
I was "de-leagued", and the old feeling has definitely gone, but such was the imprinting it is impossible to barrack against the red and the white. Just can't do it.
And the game still gets me in.
Objectively ;) (as a Victorian I mean) it's just a magnificent spectator sport.
Posted by boynton at August 23, 2005 06:03 PM