From the terraces at Carisbrook, New Zealand vs South Africa
some time in the 90's. We see All Blacks kick into the
Hillside end corner. Percy Montgomery is fielding the
kick which goes to ground. Crowd roars. There are
only two people in the picture, Percy, and Jonah
steaming at full pace down the touch line like a large
train. What a magnicificent sight! Percy seems
to panic, fumbles, then manages a hasty pick up and shuffles
into touch. Magic.
This is what I dislike about the way the media operates these
days. They are all very busy telling us what is going
to happen while consumers of media want to know what has
actually happened. If TV, radio and newspapers actually
spent more of their resources reporting the actual news we
would be better served.
How do they know that McCaw is going to announce his
retirement on Wednesday? If he has given them the heads
up then that means the retirement is already announced.
Maybe they're doing a little sleuthing and joining the
dots - if that is the case, why don't they say so? Why
don't they tell us it's guess work? Why say anything at
all? Why not just wait? Or is it that they're trying to
fill space adjacent to advertising?
Seriously, the punishment is silly.
millions a year. There's no doubt that one of
the world's premier bowlers knew what he was doing.
Where were Craig's teammates when this happened?
Personally think Craig should have taken his gloves and
helmet off and beat the daylights out of Starc while the rest
of the Black Caps looked on, from the field, not from a
lounge. Our captain should have also been tougher on
this. This nice guy stuff is being taken advantage of.
Wiremu: You could and should apply the same reasoning when
comparing say Waka Nathan or Michael Jones and Richie McCaw.
Such comparisons when both players are decades apart in their
playing periods should not be made. Richie McCaw is not "the
greatest All Black ever". And neither was Waka in his playing
days. McCaw is/was a very very good player but so were many
Yes, kudos to the ODT for featuring a bike-sport related
article. I can't begrudge Jorge the Title; he ran a
blistering pace at Valencia, and took his 6th victory of the
year, so the crown was deserved. I have lost respect for Marc
though, he broke the unwritten rule: don't get involved in
the title-fight if you're not in contention.
I can imagine why Honda would prefer Jorge over Rossi though:
as ten times World Champion, Rossi would have been Yam's
marketing dream come true, and a nightmare for Honda. Jorge,
not so much....Roll-on 2016 :)