Sorry I’ve been AWOL for so long guys, my friend Emily and I have started a blog dedicated to NRL at In the Ruck. So ch- ch- ch- ch- check it out 🙂 (Yes that was a reference to Usher’s ‘OMG’. Well spotted). But because I am going to post an angry rant at my anonymous formspring attacker, I decided to revive this blog, rather than bring down the awesomeness of our collaborative effort.
As you may have seen if you’re following me on Twitter or on Facebook, I have recently been under attack from an anonymous, NRL-hating coward. I have included some of the questions they have asked me that I have taken as personal attacks and my fiery responses. I have left the posts exactly as they are to show you their disturbing lack of spelling/punctuation/grammar:
Q: i am sorry but u srsly need 2 get a life over NRL, everyone is over u talking about it constantly
A: Well since a large majority of my friends are also NRL fans I guess that not EVERYONE is over me talking about it constantly, so your argument is flawed.
What would you prefer me to talk about? Justin Bieber? HA!
Also, I’m sorry but you could do with a dictionary, everyone is probably over you making stupid spelling/grammatical errors. (Just a thought)
Q: at least my errors arent r thing dat every1 complains about saying omg dat louise chick is so gay, all she does is talk about football your friends r probs just talking about it because they dont want 2 hurt your feelings maybe ask them see what dey say?
A: For fuck’s sake I cannot even read this question, it took me like five tries to even comprehend what you are attempting to say.
Would you like to give me some names/evidence of people not liking what I have to say? That way I can ask them “see what dey say”… If it’s true then there shouldn’t be any problem for them to tell me to my face that they would like me to tone down on the NRL talk, rather than appoint you as anonymous representative to attack me over formspring?
Also, if people didn’t ask me questions about NRL then I wouldn’t answer questions about NRL. So obviously some people are interested since they go out of my way to ask me these questions and read my blog. And I generally thought ‘gay’ meant homosexual, defined as “romantic or sexual attraction or behavior among members of the same sex”. So my love for hot football players isn’t exactly ‘gay’ is it?
Oh and by the way, you see that key between the ‘Y’ and ‘R’? That is called ‘T’ and maybe you should learn to use it… It’s really not that hard to type ‘that’ or ‘they’ instead of ‘dat’ and ‘dey’.
Q: can you shut up for like a second on nrl
Can you stop being a prick and posting anonymous bitchy questions on my formspring for like a second?
Q: no i wont stop being a prick and posting anonymous bitchy questions! You annoy the shit out of me with your nrl clogging my newsfeed and twitter account. get a fkn life
A: Well then you don’t have to follow me on twitter if it’s clogging your precious feed up. Would you rather me post about Justin Bieber or something stupid like that?
If it’s so annoying why not have the courage to tell me to my face or at least tell me who you are so I know who to not talk about NRL with again. Maybe you should get a life instead of hating on mine? yeah?
As you can see, not only is my hater an anonymous jerk, they also lack the ability to spell and use correct grammar and punctuation. Maybe if they had been a little more intelligent about the way they went about their anonymous bitchiness then I would find their attack a little more concerning.
What I find most offensive is not their attack on me and their attempt to make me feel bad about myself. It is their dissing of the NRL. When someone bags out the NRL, I liken it to insulting my religion, and I will not stand for it. Sure, I’ll be the first to admit I do talk excessively about NRL… But is there anything wrong with a girl supporting a sport she loves? How is this any worse than people who tweet excessively about Justin Bieber, Hamish & Andy, Gossip Girl, etc? In a society where obesity is a growing epidemic, shouldn’t one be encouraged to have an interest in a sport that involves healthy, attractive males promoting physical activity? (Granted my ‘interest’ is better described as an ‘obsession’, but the idea is still the same). I hate to sound cliche, but does it all come down to the fact that I am a girl? Is this anonymous formspring dickhead just another one of those misogynistic dickheads who think girls have no business showing any interest in football? Or could it possibly be another girl giving me a not-so-subtle hint that maybe I should pull down the NRL posters from my walls, and replace them with pictures of Twilight?
If that is the case (and I hope for their sake that it isn’t) this person has serious issues. It is interesting to note that they refuse to reveal their identity, perhaps because they know they are in the wrong? Perhaps, it is because they know that if I found out I would smack them down in a second? Or maybe, they are scared of the backlash they would receive over their absolute ignorance.
The NRL, in fact, hold a Women in League Program in order to recognise and reward the importance of women in the game. It is to raise awareness of the significant roles women hold in Rugby League and their important contributions to the code in Australia. As NRL CEO David Gallop said:
“The Harvey Norman Women in League Round is a celebration of the role women play in Rugby League and also a chance for us to say thank you to the many women who help build the foundations of our game”
This coming round, starting the 25th of June, will be the fourth annual Women in League Round. As the NRL continues in their attempt to encourage women to take a greater standing within the rugby league community, maybe we should all put our differences aside and realise that there is nothing wrong with a girl interested in NRL. In fact as one facebook group was so kind to point out “There is nothing hotter than a girl who likes NRL”.
Anyone who thinks otherwise… the 1950s called; they want their attitude back.
To find out more about what your team is doing for the 2010 Women in League round, go here
Feel free to leave a comment, or if you’re a cowardly pussy you can feel free to go here and tell me what you think.
As my ‘loyal’ twitter and formspring peeps would be aware, I am currently at war with Phil ‘Buzz’ Rothfield from the Daily Telegraph following his ’50 Greatest Origin Players of All Time’ article. The reason for my anger stems from the fact that Jarryd ‘Jayne’ Hayne and Israel Folau were chosen and (I hope you’re sitting down) Ryan. Girdler. Was. Not. Make sense? I don’t think so either.
The reason I have taken Ryan’s omission from the list so personally is that he was my first ever crush. I’m not even joking, I think I was 10 years old and I remember thinking that Ryan Girdler was the cutest thing ever. (A girl never forgets her first crush). So imagine my disgust when I see the headline on the back page of the newspaper and eagerly flick to the article… And to my horror, not only is there no Ryan Girdler, there’s a friggin’ half page photo of JARRYD HAYNE! To give you an indication of my reaction… I was in the shower, on the oppostite side of the house to the living room and could hear my Dad yelling about this very issue. My reaction was worse than his.
I actually sent Phil Rothfield some angry tweets detailing my extreme anger and this is how it went down:
Me: How the hell is Jarryd Hayne in the ‘Top 50 Greatest Origin Players’ and Ryan Girdler isn’t? You are kidding yourself @PhilRothfield
Phil: @louiiseee_ Best thing girdler ever did for #NRL was retire
Me: @PhilRothfield What about Girdler scoring 52 points in 2000. Wasn’t that the most ever for a player in one series? What has Hayne done in origin to even slightly resemble that?
And then he never got back to me.
So Phil, if you are reading this, here are my thoughts on why Ryan Girdler is greater than Jayne and should be included as one of the greatest Origin players of ALL TIME. EVER. IN HISTORY.
- He scored 52 points in the 2000 origin series. The most that ANY player has EVER scored in one series
- That same year he also equalled Dally Messenger’s record (1911) for most points in a state of origin game (32), making a bigger impact on the match than Messenger had as he scored 3/9 of his teams tries, while Messenger scored 4 (worth 3-points each)in his teams 15 try run-in.
- He scored the fastest ever try after just 39secs in game three of the 2001 series
- Scored the most goals in one Origin match during the 2000 series kicking 10/10
- Scored the most goals in an Origin series, with 16 goals in 2000
- Shares the record for most tries in one series (5 in 2000) with Lote Tuqiri (5 in 2002)
While Hayne’s performance in the 2009 series (albeit in a losing team) was nothing short of spectacular, the fact remains that he has not produced the same level of performance as Ryan Girdler has. Sure, in years to come he may well earn his spot in the ‘Greatest Origin Players of All Time’ but it is too early in his representative career to have him in there now. Maybe when hhe actually runs the ball forward rather than throwing it over the sideline, he’ll be on his way there…
Thoughts? Feel free to either leave a comment, or formspring me anonymously if you feel like shit-stirring 🙂
24 – 6
I’m so sorry, but I could not resist making that. I am seriously laughing so much at this picture, sometimes I am so damn funny. And awesome too.
Speaking of things that are awesome, how ’bout that ride in the Manly vs. Dragons match. How about it aye? Words cannot express the emotional rollercoaster that match put me through. It had everything! Wolfman & Brett in suits, Trent getting “bashed in the berries” (thanks for that one Fox commentators), and T-Rex actually doing something right and then not stuffing up. Although in order to set the universe right again, it is inevitable that he will. And because he scored not one, not two, but three tries, it will probably be something huge like pooing in a hotel corridor, glassing his girlfriend, or breaching the salary cap by $1.7 million over five years.
I would also like to point out that I am no longer the only person in Australia the WORLD who recognises the outstanding talent (and looks) of my Manly babies. Apparently so do the representative team selectors. Boo yah! Eight, yes eight of my boys backed up from the Australia/New Zealand test and the City/Country matches to not only defeat the Dragons (who, might I add, only had five players backing up), but to also resurrect any sort of hope my fantasy league team had of getting any points. (Just quietly, I am going to be totally screwed when Manly has a bye because half my team is made up of them.)
Wolfman and Brett in SUITS!
In case you haven’t notice I am kinda, sorta, maybe, just a little bit obsessed/in love with Wolfman and Brett. In fact, I am 99.9% certain that Brett was my second ever crush… behind Ryan Girdler. But hey, who didn’t have a crush on Girds? He had it going on for the three ‘G’s’: Girls, Gays, and Grandmas. Plus, I was only like ten at the time (my love for NRL started at a young age k?), so Brett was my first real crush.
As for Wolfman, words escape me. I could not love a human baby more than I love this man. Not only is he a manly legend/cult hero and one of the hottest men I have ever laid eyes on (not going to deny, he has been my phone wallpaper many a time), but I just know that if we met we would totally get along like a house on fire.
(I was actually going to list the things that, in my mind, mean David and I would be total besties, but I got to ten and started to sound like a major stalker so I decided against it)
I will however, say this. Some Year 11s (and you may notice I tend to hate on the year 11s at my school a bit, you can expect a post about it later) told me they didn’t think he was hot. If you know any other 17 year old female manly fans with eyes, the one thing you should never, under any circumstances, tell them you don’t think one of their players is hot. Seriously, just don’t. Anywayz, my point is that they thought his beard was *shudders* ugly. Wtf? Do men with ‘ugly’ beards have facebook groups dedicated to their crotch? (Saint David’s Crotch Appreciation) I don’t think so. And would I, whenever I go for my training runs, purposely run past the house belonging to the parents of a man with an ‘ugly’ beard? I say no. (Yes I do always run past his parents’ house… I figure the law of averages says his has to be there one day…. Doesn’t he?)
Trent Hodkinson; We Feel Your Pain
Yeah, I struggle to find the words to describe this incident at the beginning of the second half.
Let’s recap shall we.
3 or so minutes into the second half, I notice that ‘OMFG WHERE IS TRENT BABY?!?!’ Because I do tend to keep my eye on my hotties in case of emergencies such as this one. (Like this one toyota cup match, it took me five minutes to realise Manly had scored a try and kicked a succesful conversion because I was watching one extremely hot guy limp off the field with an injured knee, but I digress…) I literally started crying actual tears when I realised that “Hodkinson is down in back play” because he plays for manly, he’s hot, and he is an integral part of my fantasy league team. My beautiful boys were trying desperately to get the refs to call time out. When they finally succeeded in doing this, they cut to Trent baby rolling around in absolute agony. On the emotional rollercoaster that night, this was definitly the part where the ride is corkscrewing around in a circle and you are trying desperately not to throw up the dagwood dog you just ate onto the person next to you. It was a low point. Then, the question of “WTF HAPPENED? SHITTTTTT! TRENT BABY ARE YOU OK?” is finally answered:
At first I laughed. Then I winced in pain. And then I cried just a little bit more for my future offspring *sniff* they never even had a chance 😦
“Looks like he won’t be chasing any cougars for a while” – @fakebrycegibbs
Did I mention Tony Williams didn’t screw up?
SUCK IT DRAGONS 😛
They say that NRL Fans are the most annoying people. Here are the reasons why;
Now that the season has come to an end and we have 142 days of nothing to do on friday nights, saturday nights, sunday afternoons, and monday nights but countdown until the next season, I have made the following observations about NRL supporters from different clubs…
BEWARE! EXTREME PREJUDICE AHEAD!
Canterbury Bulldogs Fans – Keeping the poilce force employed
Most likely to:
- Have visited a Hungry Jacks or McDonalds in the past month, and are in fact likely to work at afore mentioned fast food outlet.
- Be caught doing something stupid. This has resulted in a large number of criminal records among Bulldogs fans, and what is likely to be the highest number of AVOs taken out against their fans than any other NRL club.
- Use violence to solve their problems. Likewise, they are the most likely to have been in jail.
- Hate that traitor ‘Dunny’ Bill Williams
- Tork lyk dis bro and get their “cuzins onto ya”
- Own a crowbar
Brisbane Broncos Fans – Thinking XXXX is real beer
Most likely to:
- Have achieved a level of education no higher than primary school
- Have drunk low-alcohol or mid-strength beer in the past month
- 99.99% more likely to be a cane-toad licking Queenslander
- Follow the Denver Broncos because they totally copied their moniker although they don’t admit it
- Think XXXX is real beer and bash up anyone who tells them otherwise
- 36127% more likely to support Queensland in the State of Origin
- Belt the living daylights out of anyone who refers to them as the ‘ponies’
- Actually believe that Greg Inglis should play for Queensland in the State of Origin and be oblivious to the fact that Bowraville is in NEW SOUTH WALES you cheats!
North Queensland Cowboys Fans – Bending the bananas
Most likely to:
- Think a Cowboy is actually cool, because they most probably are one
- Believe its just a coincidence they have the same moniker as the Dallas Cowboys and to totally watch the superbowl because they have some striking similarities to texans
- Be thankful they werent name the North Queensland Crocodiles
- Have had a colonoscopy by john hopoate
- Use the phrase “Yeeeha!” or wear spurs on their boots
- Ride a horse to their home games rather than drive
- 82009% more likely to be a Queenslander and 678% more likely to support Queensland in the State of Origin
- Say “I’m not very good with mechanical thingymabobs” unless they are referring to a mechanical bull
- Drive a toyota, with a cattle dog in the back.
- Wish their home stadium had a better name than ‘Dairy Farmers’… what about the cattle farmers?
Parramatta Eels Fans – Denying the fact they are bottom feeders
Most likely to:
- hate Manly for no reason other than the fact they’re generally richer than the parramatta fans
- Watch a finals series than be involved in one
- Have a mullet or some other shocking hairstyle… obviously taking styling tips from the king of hair do’s himself; nathan hindmarsh
- Pronouce ‘th’ as ‘f’ eg. nafan hindmarsh & eric grofe
- Follow a trend, join a ‘bandwagon’ or ‘train’, and not openly support their team unless they are in the top eight
- Think that Daniel Mortimer is the Zac Efron of Rugby League
- Live in a fibro house
St George Illawarra Dragons Fans – Ironically melting away
Most likely to:
- Know the heimlich manouvere because their team always chokes.
- Want a home ground advantage, despite the fact that the only thing that could ever salvage their finals hopes is the other team forfeiting. Playing at kogarah is not likely to help them one little bit
- Be forced to wear a pink shirt to work because the red ran into their whites in the washing machine
- Stop watching the footy around september. when their team starts melting. like snow.
- Be Roman Catholic and aged over 50
- Have a St George Bank Account
Newcastle Knights Fans – More mine than shine
Most likely to:
- View ‘joey’ johns as a legend even though he admitted to using Ecstasy
- Be a coal miner
- Say ‘I’m on the compo, mate’, ‘ I’ve done me back’, or ‘F**k it, I’m off to the pokies.’
- Think that purple is a stupid colour because red and blue should not be combined unless they are on a jersey
- Want their own leagues club so they can play the pokies
- Dress eccentrically
Penrith Panthers Fans – Living in the ‘Riff
Most likely to:
- Be a self-proclaimed bogan, yuppie, yobbo, or westie
- 9999999.99% more likely to own a ‘flanno’
- Have a mullet
- Not actually be scared of going to the ‘Riff, and are unashamed of the fact that it is called the ‘Riff
- Refer to their own team as the panfers
- Have a beer gut and eat meat pies on a regular basis because they dont give a damn about the calorie and fat content of their food ‘so long as it tastes good’
- Be islander
- Eat Krispy Kremes
South Sydney Rabbitohs Fans – Rioting in the Rabbit ‘Oles
Most likely to:
- Be involved in a riot. Their percentage chances of their involvement in said riot increases ten-fold if the riot is in redfern
- Hate Russel Crowe and boycot his movies. Although who can blame them?
- Wish they’d been named after a more vicious animal
- Be unaware of the fact they arent actually named after cute, cuddly bunnies, but actually after men who skinned and sold rabbits on the streets as a source of income.
- See their team get the wooden spoon, or at least be expected to and still remain blood loyal
- Hope their team is never kicked out again, and if they are, they still seem to be proud of being Rabbitohs supporters 😐
- Identify themselves as Rabbitohs supporters through Bumper Stickers, Caps, and South Sydney Jerseys even during the off season
- Hate the roosters, except when they are at the bottom of the ladder, because in that case they are thanking their lucky stars they’re not the wooden spooners. again.
Sydney Roosters Fans – Living it up in the Eastern Suburbs
Most likely to:
- Drink cappacinos, frappes, and lattes
- Have a silver spoon shoved in their mouth, or somewhere else. particularly where the sun dont shine
- Generally be recognised as ‘observers’ rather than supporters
- Lobby the NRL to raise the salary cap, because they know they can afford it
- Be thankful they are the ‘Roosters’ and not the ‘Chickens’
- not feel like chicken tonight
- Envy Manly for being known as the silvertails, the Roosters are working so hard for that title
- Judge a person by the type of car they drive
- Insist they have always loved willie mason and braith anasta
- Spend a day at Bondi and believe that it is actually a good beach
Melbourne Storm Fans – Regularly outnumbered by their players
Most likely to:
- Watch the AFL, and openly admit to doing so
- Be feminine and have no qualms about wearing the colour purple
- List Tinky Winky as their favourite tellytubby despite the fact he is clearly gay
- Be unable to recognise or name any of their players
- Watch an AFL match than an NRL match
- Support Queensland in the State of Origin because their team consists of 68% of the Queensland State of Origin team
- Refrain from making comments about Billy Slater’s permanent hat hair and the fact that is is obviously not human. How can any man be so annoying?
- Take moisturising tips from the vainest NRL player out; Billy ‘the kid (with hat hair and no neck)’ Slaterrrrrrrr!
- 177% more likely to be from Melbourne
- Complain about the referees
- Hate Manly because they embarrassed them in front of all of Australia. in the Grand Final
- Have nightmares about toothpicks. Because they’re insanely jealous of the fact that toothpicks have two points
Canberra Raiders Fans – Basking in the glory of the Nation’s Capitol
Most likely to:
- Have a number plate starting with ‘Y’
- Think they’re better than everyone else because they are from Canberra
- Brave freezing conditions to watch their team play
- Use the words “lean”, “green”, “mean”, and “machine” in the same sentence
- Know what the f**k a raider is
- Support the Brumbies union team
- 963214785% more likely to fly under the radar so no one really knows anyone about them
Manly Sea Eagles Fans – Enjoying the tall poppy syndrome
Most likely to:
- Be extremely good looking 🙂
- Use the words “pride” and “tradition” when defending their home ground
- Nickname their players after animals, ie. wolfman, snake, ox
- Never travel to an away game. Why would you though, when your home ground is Fort Brookie!
- See the term ‘silvertails’ as a compliment rather than an insult
- Hate the fibros, at least we can afford bricks
- Be hated by every other club, yet don’t really give a damn
- 10000% more likely to actually be very manly 🙂
Cronulla Sharks Fans – Can’t help but relive memories of Jaws
Most likely to:
- Not hold their breath for their team to win a premiership anytime soon
- Own a panel van
- Have an attitude problem towards women
Wests Tigers Fans – Roaring with pride
Most likely to:
- Disagree with the fact that Benji Marshall is overrated
- Own a pair of Tigers undies
- Support the Collingwood magpies
- Wish Scott Prince had never left because he totally carried their team… as much as they hate to admit it
- Find tv advertising more interesting than their team’s offense
Gold Coast Titans Fans – Cowabunga Dude! Surf’s UP!
Most likely to:
- Use the term Cowabunga
- Worship Scott Prince and Mat Rogers
- Have breathed a collective sigh of relief they weren’t named the Dolphins or something lame like that
- Go to the beach than a football match
- Wish they had chosen the Gladiators as a moniker
- See themselves as Australia’s answer to Miami
- Defend the Tennesee Titans when people bag them out because they have the same mascot
- Have blonde hair & tan skin
New Zealand Warriors Fans – The lone Kiwis in a game of Aussies
Most likely to:
- Have tribal tattoo, or any other form of tattoo and a large collection of body piercings
- Know the haka
- Watch Rugby Union because the All Blacks do better than the Warriors
- Acknowledge their New Zealand heritage, only when the team wins a game
- Be at least double the size of the average person
- Eat “Fush and Chups”
- Scare the s**t out of small children