Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Weekend In Sport

An exciting weekend of Rugby culminated in the Waratahs (and all Aussie teams) missing the top 4. I highlighted in an earlier post, the Tahs Round 9 clash with the Bulls; if they had of gone for a try that night, rather than a pointless penalty goal, they might have scored one...and might have got the bonus point they needed to be playing the Bulls in a semi-final this weekend, rather than watching the Bulls vs Crusaders on Foxsports...

Steven Clark...just fuck off and don't come back. As an on-field referee, he would penalise players for sneezing, and give them 10 in the bin for simply scratching their balls. As a video ref, he is incompetent. The Bulldogs no try on Friday night was just unforgivable. If anything, it looked like Soward deliberately backed into Eastwood to draw contact. Obstruction rule or not, it was a try, and always will be a try, so if you can't get your head around that, then fuck off out of the NRL you fucking cockhead.

Steve Lyons...fuck you. My Roosters got hammered by a much better team in the Knights. It was hard enough to watch, but to make matters worse for me, this cretin makes a decision every bit as fucked as Steven Clark's. Willie Mason was tackled and the tacklers fell off him. So he got up and played the ball. Too early. Too fucking early? There were no players hanging off him, he was fully to his feet and played the ball correctly. Fuck you Steve Lyons. I'd put my house on it that if he had played on, it would have been a penalty. Serenity now.

I'm not going to get started on the coverage, or lack thereof, of the NBA Playoffs or I'll likely blow a fucking gasket here...

2 comments:

Shirtman said...

Agree on the Tahs front Cap'n, but it gets worse when you realise that the Tahs and the Crusaders were tied on 41 points. The Tahs scored 3 of their 5 bonus points for scoring 4 tries or more and won 9 games in the year. The Crusaders on the other hand won only 8 games and scored four of their 7 bonus points for losing by less than 7 (and one for scoring 4 tries as a loser.)

So...the 4th and last final spot went to the team that was the better loser during the year. Ridiculous.

Captain Carnage said...

Yeah, think it's time they canned that bonus point. 4 try bonus point, that's great but the <7 bonus point has hardly stopped some almighty thrashings this season, which I guess it was designed to do. If the Tahs could have just lost a bit better vs the Bulls...should we really be thinking like that? Even if they definitely should have tried to lose a bit better...