DON’T TISE ME, BRO!

This year’s AFL Grand Final has sparked a battle of the ‘Tisers – the Geelong Advertiser versus the Adelaide Advertiser. The Geelong paper seems to be leading at present, with about 90 per cent of front-page copy devoted to tomorrow’s game.

UPDATE. A silencing is alleged:

I noticed during the week that so-called Blair had a most unexpected and surprising column about rugby league – no mention of it on these pages, though.

Here it is. More straightforward than the usual column; topic requested by the Telegraph’s deputy editor.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/28/2007 at 04:44 AM
    1. I am constantly amazed by the skills of AFL players.

      How you can spend most of your spare time practicing kicking and catching, and then consistently miss goals and drop sitters is one of life’s wonders.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 09 28 at 05:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. In fairness, the front-page of the Adelaide Advertiser is usually taken up with latest round up of cult killings, religious sacrifices and mass slaying by the good denizens of Adelaide, so this is somewhat of a coup.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 09 28 at 05:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. Thats it, grind it in Blair. I dont have access to either beer or live broadcast cos Im at work. Life is so unfair….

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 09 28 at 05:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. Mole, I do, and I couldn’t be arsed.

      Posted by CB on 2007 09 28 at 07:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m going for the Cats. I can’t barrack for a team that are essentially still Magpies from a city of child molestors.

      Tim, what is it about Geelong and Rednutted players? Remember Neville Bruns?

      Posted by Nic on 2007 09 28 at 08:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. Time for predictions. Winner and margin.

      Port Adelaide by 40 points.

      Posted by Jack Lacton on 2007 09 28 at 08:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. Australian football, eh? Hmm. Played on a cricket field, isn’t it? M’y-e-s. Now, is it true that, before a free kick, the captain of each team cries out, “Fix bayonets!” ? Or is that rugby?

      Australia is a wonderful, but perplexing, country.

      Posted by paco on 2007 09 28 at 08:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. OT: So this is what Paco was up to last night.

      Posted by Retread on 2007 09 28 at 08:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. #8: Heh. Anybody want a free kitten?

      Posted by paco on 2007 09 28 at 08:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. This looks like a job for Dog the bounty hunter.

      Posted by paco on 2007 09 28 at 09:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. #10 Nah. Dog would actually find her, and then she’d get more free publicity.

      Posted by Retread on 2007 09 28 at 09:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. #10 I don’t think so Paco, she’d run just so Dog or one of his men would have to tackle her. She’d enjoy the attention far too much.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 09 28 at 09:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. I noticed during the week that so-called Blair had a most unexpected and surprising column about rugby league – no mention of it on these pages, though.

      Could it be that he is trying to cover up his unscheduled column? Or could it be that he had some space to fill, and decided to insert his own column for this purpose?

      Don’t expect answers from the anodised Blair, that’s for sure. Apart from the free 365 days a year entertainment, and free comments policy, the man treats us with contempt.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 09 28 at 10:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. CarnaCats.

      Posted by crash on 2007 09 28 at 10:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. “S.C. Blair” does have a nice ring to it.

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 09 28 at 11:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. #13 – Well picked up Margos!  – slipped past me.

      It was a well written piece on one of my favourite subjects, ‘Rugby League – the greatest game of all’.

      Posted by LaoHuLi on 2007 09 28 at 12:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. Those dark eyes aglow with the frustrated longings of a life lived in doltish ignorance of the true and the beautiful . . . a beard that looks like the sweepings from the floor of an aluminum baseball bat factory . . . it can only be Islamic Rage Boy!.

      Posted by paco on 2007 09 28 at 12:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. I notice that Islamic Rage Boy shaved his head.  Lice?

      If so, he forgot the thicket on his face.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 09 28 at 01:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. #18 Rebecca: there’s one close-up in that video that makes me wonder if his beard really isn’t just metal shavings taken from under a lathe. And to think, the Caliph of Comedy doesn’t make a dime off his work.

      Posted by paco on 2007 09 28 at 01:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. #19, there’s one close-up in that video that makes me wonder if his beard really isn’t just metal shavings taken from under a lathe

      Either that, Paco, or the boy is in critical need of some creme rinse.  Or maybe a good clock upside the head, to knock all that Islamic nuttery loose.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 09 28 at 01:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. Tim, in your article you wrote:

      But what happens if the successes begin to dry up? Will depression follow among sports spectators as it does post-collapse in financial markets?

      Easy answer, come to Seattle.  We have three professional sports team which have won exactly one championship between them (Sonics NBA champoins in 1980).  Kind of explains the droopy-ass sack-butts that live in that city.

      Posted by David Crawford on 2007 09 28 at 04:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ahh, one of the oldest tricks in the book. Attempting to avoid allegations of a cover up by revealing everything. Sorry, it won’t wash with me.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 09 28 at 09:34 PM • permalink

 

  1. Apart from the free 365 days a year entertainment, and free comments policy, the man treats us with contempt.

    Every night I lie awake in fear, wondering when the glory days will end. Will it be tomorrow? The next day? Has it already happened?
    I’d better check that blog of his to make sure.

    Posted by daddy dave on 2007 09 29 at 05:43 AM • permalink