Monday, June 05, 2006

Footyheads hit hate wall

The Penguin Hunter Diaries

So calling a footy player a richard cranium is not appreciated as funny. And the talkback radio heads were surprised that many people did not believe that the player who punched the abuser on the nose was wrong. Steven Trigg has put an about face on his previous comments of wanting AFC supporters to hate the PAFC AFL team on the Crows website. One talk back caller mentioned that Mr Trigg had a case to answer in the event and he has spoken out as well. No he does not endorse hate and nor does the club.

This is where the 'Little Old Adelaide' misnomer is refuted. The world game as we are all getting a fill of now had huge problems with this ingrained hate for years and came down on it like a ton of bricks. But the footy world is still hampered by state perceptions of the game which is national. This is no longer a suburban game with good natured rivalry it is a major interest of people around the nation who are totally unknowing of the opposition CLUB supporters. It is not a state identity game it is a national club competition and by trying to develop suburban hate as a marketing tool it has been great to hear and see that many people are aware of how out of touch with reality this is. But will our media heads who perpetuate this with their unfunny irrelevant banter in SA act upon this?

3 comments:

Kaufman said...

I've always maintained that the best people to steer a football club into troubled waters are former players.

What's Trigg's IQ: 26, 38? Often these things are linked to a player's playing number. His was 7 or 17 wasn't it?

I used to play centre-half-forward in the U/12s. People gave me shit about having 128 on my back, until I recited a soliloquy with a wrestlemania atomic drop chaser.

I think over time, grog's brought me back into the fold in the mid-forties region. Maybe low-forties.

Geoff said...

If we had more footallers with big numbers on their jumper Australia would have had a man on the moon years ago!! With high Iq's in footballers all we would have needed to do was tell them that the moon is a ball and the first one to leap up and mark it would win Mark of the Year and receive a surround sound home entertainment system and the latest X-Box. Ah well another great leap for mankind missed. Pass the beer.

Kaufman said...

It's happened again! Retaliation rears its head once more! Once more unto the mandibles, once more!

Footy fans are dickheads.

The AFL is run by dickheads.

The media is full of dickheads.

PS I assume I'll be dead by Saturday (perhaps Sunday, depending on the TV footy schedule).