Firstly – thanks Swannies for yesterday.
Today is Part Two of Festival of the Boot. The NRL Grand Final.
I don’t particularly care about the outcome today, I wouldn’t mind if neither team won. Melbourne are cheats and still have heaps of players they would never have got or kept if they hadn’t breached the salary cap. I don’t mind if the Bulldogs team win but I don’t want to suffer the fans – the idiots on the road tonight and two guys at work who will remind us of a Doggies GF win at every opportunity for the next 12mths. I don’t think much of Des either.
So today I am going to a GF BBQ and will probably pay little attention to the game. Most likely I’ll be stopping Cheeky Boy from trashing our friends apartment or feeding the Smiley Girl.
I don’t hate the NRL, I don’t love it either. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1=hate and 10= love) I am probably a 6.5. I participate in the work tipping comp, go to the occasional Sharks game with Sporty Dad and the kids and will engage in rugby league banter.
BUT by the end July I’m over it. The season is just a bit too long for my liking. This usually coincides with a busy month in our social calendar and it gets tricky to juggle Sharks games and other commitments. Also, if they haven’t been stumbling all season, Sporty Dad’s beloved Sharks start to break his heart in July. July is also the time I start forgetting to put my tips in.
So today I celebrate the end of Rugby League and look forward to a summer where we can all live in a blissful dream that Cronulla will be 2013 Premiers.
On a scale of 1 to 10 how much do you love Rugby League?