Friday, February 26, 2010

What I'll Be Watching This Weekend

Racing, EPL, competitive T20 and lots of Super 14. Thank fuck the seemingly neverending Australian cricket summer is over, and I just hope the Windies and Pakis enjoyed their holidays out here. Looking forward to some serious T20's against the Kiwis who always give us cheek across the ditch. Though with their small fields, they'd want to be getting it right to Dave Warner. The missus is away this weekend so I have free reign over the remote. I'm particularly interested in how my star-studded Waratahs perform against the rampant Bulls, because if they dish up the same rubbish they did last week, then not only will they get hopelessly flogged, but coach Chris Hickey is really gonna get it right here on WHAB early next week. How a squad over-flowing with Wallabies can play such aimless, predictable and boring Rugby, completely lacking in creativity, is a mystery that I'd like our esteemed coach to shed some light on. And after watching the Reds tear the Crusaders apart, I can't help but wonder how Ewen McKenzie was sacked as Waratahs coach for being "boring". If making the Super 14 final is boring, then what can you say of the Tahs progress and achievements since then? Sweet fuck all I'd reckon.

I'm also looking forward to Manchester City taking on Chelsea, to see how Wayne Bridge reacts to John Terry during the pre-match shake of hands. This is really the only possible reaction he could have:

Good on Bridge for pulling out of the England World Cup squad too. I wouldn't want to play with the 2009 UK Father Of The Year, and all-round douchebag either. I'm also interested to see how City perform, because if they get pumped, then manager Roberto Mancini will also be copping a massive spray for his ridiculous over-rotation of players and underachieving team. So there you have it; Chris Hickey and Roberto've been warned.....

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Drinks Break...We Need You Again!

Since Drinks Break retired his blog on the 8th of October, 2009, the Ponting-led Australian cricket team has lost only two matches, in all forms of cricket. These were two back to back ODI matches in India, in late October. Uncanny coincidence? And since that time, I've only had one thing to complain about with Punter...the ultimately lucky decision to bat first in the Sydney Test vs the Paki's. Considering that this blog was created in response to Ponting making fucked decisions, a'la "We'll have a bowl", Second Ashes Test, 2005, and that Drinks Break's mission statement was basically saluting the "ongoing demise of the Australian Cricket team", I feel the work is not done! I put it to you Drinks Break: "Can we live in a world of Australia under Ponting supremacy"?! I say...fuck no! And thus, you need to dust off that keyboard and mouse, and join me once again in restoring order in the world of cricket blogging and Ponting-bashing...what d'ya say?!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

To "Anonymous"...

Hey "Anonymous". Yeah you, that keeps leaving comments with links to home businesses and pharmaceuticals. Oh, and gay porn. No, this isn't Ian fucking Roberts writing this blog you fucking bone-smoker.

You cannot win. My job is easy and I have a lot of spare time. I will delete every last one of your comments. So how's about you just fuck off back into cyberspace and take your scams, potions and fag porn with you. Ya fucking homo.

Hopefully we get the chance to meet some day... tell me more about that home business opportunity...

Thursday, February 4, 2010


So who's going to win tomorrow's Superbowl? Who cares?! I backed both New Orleans and Indianapolis early in the season so I'm sitting pretty. I'm particularly looking forward to smashing through the mountain of nachos I'm going to build at half-time, then washing it down with a couple of cold ones.

I think Indy will win and Peyton Manning will be MVP. As good as Drew Brees is, Manning is unquestionably the best QB in the game. The Saints are definitely a chance and punters have been snapping up the generous odds this week; I, on the other hand, snapped up the generous odds of $15 available on the 3-0 Saints after Week 3. They really shouldn't have beaten Minnesota in the NFC Championship game. The Vikings dominated possession but turned the ball over 100 times. Maybe more. One of those was a Brett Fav-re brain explosion interception as they were getting set up for the game-winning field goal. The Saints defense, to their credit, did what they've done all year; they caused turnovers/waited for Vikings brain explosions which the offense capitalised on. The Colts will likely be more protective of the football however. And Manning can be very hard to get to behind the Colts offensive line. The Jets had some success in parking Manning on his ass in the AFC Championship game and the Saints will be studying that vision keenly.

A slow start kills New Orleans here. They've been comeback kings all season, including overcoming a 24-3 half-time deficit at Miami to incredibly win 48-27 (just ask WHAB's resident Dolphins fan the Professor about that one!), but you just can't give up a lead to Manning and the Colts. They'll need to put Manning on the ground as much as possible and will need a couple of big plays from their running game and special teams. With game-breakers like Bush, Colston, Thomas, Henderson, and Shockey, they are a chance to win any game but I just have the feeling that the Colts will be too solid and methodical. Two things are for sure though; 1). we'll see plenty of points, and 2). I'll win $$cash$$ no matter what!

For what it's worth, I'd like to see the Saints win...I win slightly more $$cash$$ if they get up!