Saturday, June 28, 2008
Finally the Blackcaps have shown passion. After Collingwood decided not to call back Elliot, the Blackcaps were fuming and they let their disgust be known. Then when they took the winning run off the last ball, the celebrating begun, not since the 80's have I seen a kiwi cricket team so fired up, wanting to win, and it meant so much to them.
For too long now, we have had a team that just wanted to be paid and didn't really care about the result, you could tell this in press conferences afterwards when players would just shrug their shoulders, and say "Well we have to be more consistent" and then just walk off.
Hats off to Vettori for bringing Passion to a team that lacked it, maybe this will start a whole new era for the Blackcaps, where players want to play, where players will turn up early for training and not leave until dusk, this hasnt happen for a long time, but if it does, we could have another glorious era in New Zealand cricket.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The way the NZ media have reported the story of gang rape by four members of the English rugby team is a disgrace.
Saville needs to be dumped for his reporting of the last two weeks, the editors of stuff should hang their heads in shame.
Headlines such as "Hijinks at the Hilton" or Saville saying "Sex romp" is sick, this is an allegation of Rape.
If the woman was saying it was consensual, then the headline and Saville's reporting would be okay, (for a Tabloid anyway) but she is saying it was rape, until charges are laid, or not laid, until guilt or innocence is declared in a court of law, this needs to be taken more seriously by our media.
You can bet your bottom dollar if this was any other player from another code then our media would take this story way more seriously, there would be talk about the damage that its done to the sport, woman right activists would be getting airtime, and thats the way it should be, its a disgusting unforgivable crime.
I hope heads roll at stuff.co.nz and I hope Saville ends up losing his job, for making light of such a serious story.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Thanks a lot Labour, have ya seen the share price of AIA Lately? Thanks to you guys trying to appeal to your xenophobia base and to people who have never bought shares in thier life, your party has cost tens of thousands of Kiwis, hundreds of Millions of dollars.
Once again, Aunty Helen and her supporters, haven't figured out, that decent Kiwis, have no problem with the Government not selling their shares, but you had no right to tell private shareholders who they can or cannot sell their shares too.
Roll on the Election!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
To learn a bit about Sports Journalism and to learn about class.
You see in the LA times, a Basketball Journalist wrote after game one of the NBA finals, (an event that is slightly bigger than trans tasman netball) That Paul Pierce faked his injury. He said after writing this there was a ton of email that not only hurled abuse at him, but told him he may not have a house to go home to.
How did he handle it?, did he start to read the letters out loud in a smart alec manner, giving out the person's full name? Did he call them a clown and told them they should go to North Korea?
No, as a Journo, he wanted to see why they had so much hatered, so he emailed them back and asked them some legitimate questions.
The guy explained to him he was venting some steam, and went on to say, generation after generation of Boston fans have been let down by their team, so there is a deep seated hatered for the Opposition.
The Journo knew, that the guy was just joking about burning down his house and waited for the man to say sorry, which he never did, but the jounro explained in a calm way, that every sport must have a moron or two and then said sorry to the guy for calling him that, but he thinks he overstepped the mark.
The phone call was ended.
This is what you get from American sporting Journos, they are professional in their views, and respect others, and if some moron goes over the top, they try to find out why.
Perhaps its because we are from a small country, and once you have your foot in the door in a big news organization here, well ya never leave, and Mr Telfer you have been at the top of TVNZ or Sports radio for 35 years, but Im afraid your stuck in your own little sports world, the amount of emotion you show and sheer hate, to people who ask legitimate just astounds me.
Thank God for the internet, where you can access all sports Jounros from around every corner of the globe and find out that most of them, like the NBA writer for the LA Times, know what the word "CLASS" means.
If you havent figured that out in 35 years, you never will, but Im sure your happy in your own sporting world of Netball and Boat racing.
PS: You still haven't sent me my air ticket to North Korea.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Why did the blackcaps lose the test series to England?
Was it because, we played poor in patches and weren't consistent?
Was it the duke ball for 2008?
Was it the English conditions?
Nope, it was the attitude of the players!
This attitude has been installed in the team ever since Hadlee retired.
The media picks an easy target in Braces and blames him, but thats too simple, but for the likes of Brendon Telfer and other Journos in this country its easy.
You see, there is something in the Blackcaps squad and some other NZ sports team that we need to get rid of.
Fulton showed it, early on this year, when England first played Canterbury on the first match of their tour of New Zealand, Mills showed it, during the 20/20 match.
While fielding these players just walked around the boundary without a care in the world.
There is a total lack of understanding what it means to be a professional sportsman.
We need to get rid of this number eight fencing wire mentality, we need to stop saying to ourselves, "Colin Meads worked on a farm" We need to embrace sport science like the top Footballers in Europe, the top sports people in Australia and America and Asia.
Every last detail, every advantage that you get, is of vital importance. But try telling that to the likes of the clowns we have in our sports media. When the Blackcaps ordered new uniforms, that gain them 3% more shine on the ball, (One of the only things they got right) the NZ media should of applauded, instead they scoffed and said "Whats the point?"
Do you think the Australian Swimmers would turn down the chance to have swim wear that gave them a 3% advantage? of course not. Or the top cyclists or sprinters turn down this also?
Our top cricketers have treated their time in the blackcaps, unlike any other sports people would, in their code.
This is a bunch of jackasses, whom when faced with playing Australia in a Test in Christchurch, decided not to warm up two hours before the start of play, like the Australian team, but throw a rugby ball around instead.
This is a bunch of players who for over a decade, have had Voluntary training sessions during a tour and decided instead of turning up for training they would go to the beach.
There is a reason Beckham/Ronaldo are so good, there is a reason Jordon/Shaq were so good. There is a reason Tiger Woods is so good.
The top sports people on the face of planet, will train, train, train, there might not even be a team training scheduled, but they will be out their practicing 24/7, they will be doing everything in their power to improve their game.
Unfortunately with the Blackcaps, they do the Opposite, we had a captain in Fleming who had the nerve to say, that training never helped his game, and this has been instilled in this blackcaps team, and yet we had a media who nodded their support for everything he did.
Now we have Vettori, someone who is trying to instill a sense of professionalism in this side, but we have a lazy media, who all they can do is bag the guy, while giving the former captain Fleming a free pass.
Its pathetic journalism, but it plays well here in New Zealand, we want to hear our sports players are different from the rest of world, that we aren't into the modern ways of sports science, well I'm afraid thats wrong.
We have to embrace sports science.
Yes the Blackcaps are still in the old mode of cricketer, turn up to practice twice a week, don't worry to much about diet, have some beers at the end of a days play.
Meanwhile the opposition are out their at 6am warming up, going thru match videos the night before, its called professionalism, it's to bad the blackcaps don't know what that word means.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Why do some people in society think they have authority over others? I'm not talking about the Police or Firefighters or the army or civil defense officers, Im talking about people from certain sectors of society, who think they have the right to tell people what to do.
Here are some examples.
Take those jackasses from Destiny Church, the media was filming a conference in which they were attending, the speaker of the conference had a heart attack and was rushed to hospital.
For some reason, Destiny Church, thought they had the right to physically detain the cameracrew, locked them in a room and not let them out until they hand over their camera equipment, what is wrong with these people? Shouldn't this be a case of detainment and theft?
Personally, I was outside a bar in Christchurch a few years ago, there was a scuffle, and a young man got hit by a famous sports person, the man's girlfriend started to ring the police on her cell phone, just then a bouncer from one of the bars ran up to the girl, took her phone and said "You cant call the police, he is ***** ****.
What right does a bouncer have to take someone's cell phone and stop them for calling the police?
Another small incident was, when I was a teenager I worked at a certain fast food restaurant, which frown upon people socializing with each other after work. I was out with a good friend, out of work hours, about to enter a movie, when we saw one of the restaurant managers enjoying a night out, he came up to us, and told me, we weren't allow to go into the movie together?
Yet another incident involved the Unions, they were having a wee protest march down a main street in chch, when one donkey came up to me, shoved a bucket in my face and asked for a donation, I told him, no thanks, he then said, "well your not allowed to past"
(Did he think he was part of Lord of the Rings?)
What is it with some people, why do some people think they have the right to detain you? take away personal property, tell you who or who you cant call, or physically stop you from going somewhere.
If your a member of a church with a cheap imitation Tony Soprano jacket, a bouncer at a local bar, a Union member, or a fast food manager, you have no power whatsoever over members of the public, why is that so hard to understand???
If there was any justice in New Zealand, those members of Destiny Church that detained the camera crew will be in jail for a long time because they are criminals.
But its up to the public, not to take BS from people, and I'm still wondering why the TVNZ camera crew did what these donkeys told them to do?