Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sports Predictions for 2012

My sports Prediction for 2012.

1: New Zealand will have it's best Olympics yet, with
some surprises, The Tall Blacks will not only qualify, but
win a Medal, other medal winners will of course be our
rowers, our shot putters, our field hockey players, our
female footballers, and a big upset by young  swimmer,
Sophia Batchelor

2: The Warriors win the NRL, it will be well deserved,
    and will see them treated as heroes, they will beat Manly
    in the final.

3: The Breakers will go back to back in the NBL.

4: Phoenix to make the playoffs , but get soundly beaten.

5: All Whites to have a good year as they build towards the
Confederation cup and the World Cup.

6: South Africa to bring the Blackcaps down to Earth,
but the youngsters to become International stars, Bracewell,
Williams and Boult.

7: NZ Cricket to cause outrage with their contracts by offering
Oram and Mills one, but not Bracewell and Boult.

8: The New Zealand media at the Olympics to embarrass
every Kiwi sports person there and every Kiwi watching, by
asking the International stars and our own New Zealand stars
not questions about their sport, but questions about the All
Blacks and they will also suggest that the All Blacks could
clean up every medal there is.

9: Craig Stanaway, Joesph Romanos, Andrew Saville and
Brendan Telfer to do the above, plus they will add in a
rugby reference to most  non rugby stories and they will criticize any
sport story that comes out of America.

10: The Green Bay Packers to win the Superbowl. The
Celtics to win the NBA, The Bruins to win the NHL and
the Braves to win the world series.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Bye Bye 2011

Bye Bye 2011.

A year that had earthquakes, had me out scoured, and
having to move, a year that has seen a family member
being in hospital, a year where all sorts of people
called me all sorts of names, just for having an opinion,
a year that I would rather forget except for a nice wee
time in the middle of it.

Here's hoping that 2012 will be a lot better for all
of us.

Time well tell.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sporting Moment of 2011

If the New Zealand Sporting Journalistic community
had any integrity at all, the team pictured would win
the Halberg for sporting team of the year. I doubt if
they will even be nominated though.

The New Zealand men's Basketball team, (aka
the Tall Blacks) did the impossible and they won
The Stankovic Cup, by defeating powerhouse,
Russia. Along the way they beat the powerhouse
of Asian Basketball, China and the top African
team, Angola.

How a little tiny Island Nation did this, is beyond belief,
and is truly historical, this was up their with the Tall
Blacks finishing fourth at the world champs in 2002
and beating Serbia at the Olympics in 2004.

Alas though, the award will go to a team who plays
a minority sport, this because of the power of the
incestuous New Zealand sports media, that sport will win hands

But the Tall Blacks have bigger things on their mind,
a spot at the 2012 Olympics and a further place
in Basketball History.

Here's hoping the New Zealand media will join them
in their quest, but I anit holding my breath.

Monday, December 26, 2011

People who upload Christchurch Earthquake Videos to youtube

Since the September Earthquake in Christchurch, there have
been literally thousands of video uploaded from people to
youtube, they have set webcams to run 24/7 in their homes
to capture the moment a quake strikes or they have captured
the aftershocks on their cellphones.

Some provided a great historical reference to show what people
went  through during these horrific quakes, others have a voyeuristic
appeal, others show the wide range of emotions and reactions that
we all have, others make ya feel sick, the teens laughing at the fallen
buildings or the jerk who turned the camera to himself
and laughed and said "Nig**** going die"

They are part of capturing the people of chch, one that got
posted just after the aftershock on the 23rd of December
seems to be posted for the wrong reason.

I will not post a link to it, but it seems he set up his webcam
after the 5.8 and caught the one that was 6.0 80 minutes later.

The video consists of him yelling out with no real fear in his
voice "Holy Sh*t, Holy F**K, F**K, Sh*t, Holy F**K"
and then he looked directly into the camera and screamed
F**K with his hands to his face.

Now I know some people  react to fear in this way,
but this was worst acting than Rob Schneider in a
Adam Sandler movie, and IMHO worse than
the videos of the teens making light of the situation.

It seems the poster wanted to have his video go
viral and get on the telly, and he used an aftershock
to do so, heres hoping in 100 years time, youtube somehow
deletes this video and the videos that are left are the
ones with the real reactions to the tragic and awful
year that Christchurch has had.

Time will tell.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

I'm a Cards Fan, but this is Awesome from the Bengals!

Modern Family Review: "Express Christmas"

Well I finally got around to watching the Modern Family
Christmas episode, "Express Christmas".

As usual with this third season it was ten out of ten, it was
funny, it was awkward, it had just the right amount of
sentiment at the end.

What made the episode was the unusual pairings, giving the
actors scenes with people they don't normally act with.

The storyline to the episode was that, the family couldn't be
with any other on Christmas day, so decided to have an
express christmas on the 16th.

Phil was teamed up with Manny to buy the turkey.

Gloria was teamed with Luke to find the an angel in the

Jay was teamed with Cam to wrap presents.

Haley was teamed with Claire to do shopping.

Mitchell was with Alex to find a tree.

The best pairing was Mitchell and Alex,  mainly
because they discover they are so much alike
in personality, it was also kinda sweet that Alex
stood up for her Uncle when she thought he was
a victim of homophobia.

Phil being tasered was some classic physical acting.

In the end it was kinda nice to see Jay having hired a
guy with a snow maker to make it snow for the family and
the hug between Jay and Cam was the right touch to
the show.

Once again Modern family has proved it's the best show
on television at the moment.

Hats off to them!

Friday, December 23, 2011

5.8 Christchurch Earthquake

Thoughts and wishes to the good people of Christchurch,
after another horrific earthquake today.

Reports are now coming in of another large quake.

Hope everybody is safe and sound.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Boston Celtics will Win the NBA

Four more days, Four more days, Four more days.

Until the NBA season.

I'm calling it before game one, The Celtics will win
the NBA, again the talk is all about the Heat, with
the three best players on the planet, well the three
best players on the planet, couldn't stop the great
Dirk and the Mavs.

Even the Thunder is getting preseason hype.

But it will be the Celtics, a team that is always there,
a team that just plays good old fashion solid Basketball,
a team that works hard, a team that will be consistent
thru out the season.

So roll on the 2011-2012 season, four days to go.

I cannot wait.

Go Celtics!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Nearly Done

And I can blog again.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Be Back Blogging Proper Soon

I will soon be back doing normal
blogposts, well as normal as
they can be.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

What a time to give up on the blackcaps

Followed them for my whole life, decided to
give up on them after the first horrible test,
and now they come back with a historic win.

Never say Never again?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Blackcaps worst team ever

How can one sporting team suck so
much, how can one team be that
awful, how can one team underperform
for 20 fu*kin years.

I'm at a lost, they are just truly awful

no one comes close to this team for
sheer stupidity.

I hope Sparc cuts all funding and gives
the Blackcaps money to the TallBlacks
or the blacksticks  or any other national
sporting team.

The Blackcaps don't deserve our support.

They are dead to me.