I’ve spent the last week trying to compose a new blog post with minimal luck. I tried to write about love but I found I didn’t have much to say there. I started writing about gender rolls but realized it was too big a topic, and had too much potential for argument for someone just starting out as a writer and trying to build a fan base. I tried to write something about my literary influences except most of the writers I truly admire write for television. I even tried putting together a few words for Memorial Day but they just sounded pedestrian and not half as good as what I wrote for ANZAC Day. I’ve got degrees in theatre and film so I never want to analyze or write reviews of anything ever again. I could write a postmortem on my feelings, positive and negative, towards Eden Springs, but I think I’ll wait until a few more people buy it.
So…. Fuck it.
I’m not Hemingway. I have very few illusions about what I write so why get all pretentious here. I’m the one who used to quote Bruckheimer films before scrip writing class just to make everyone cringe. So, here we go. This is what is in my head right now.
Blues (Super Rugby) – WTF! Pat Lam needs to get his head fucking examined! It’s like he’s trying to lose. He goes up against the Highlanders with three of his All Blacks on the bench and doesn’t take them out until the second half. Once they are out they start scoring all over the place but not before it’s too fucking late. Okay, Weepu isn’t in great shape but that’s no reason to dump Nonu on the bench as well. Seriously! I vote for John Kirwan for our new coach. He’s a guy who know how to roll with the punches.
Chennai Super Kings (Cricket IPL 20Twenty) – Oh boys. You were so close. One game away from a championship hat trick. What happened? You need at least 200 on the board in that kind of game and what the hell happened to the bowling that had been pristine all season? You let them get their eye in. You let them creep up on you through the middle innings. You now have one year to figure out what went wrong and fix it.
Black Caps (International Cricket) – Head!Desk Forget Bring Back Buck let’s try Bring Back Vettori. If his IPL season is anything to go on he could use more practice in the short form and dear good do we need him as a middle order batsman.
Oakland Athletics (Baseball) – I’m an East Bay girl. I’m loyal. I always will be. Even if they are in a rebuilding phase. And have been for the last 20 years.
San Jose Sharks (Ice Hockey) – *sigh* (I’ll just leave it at that)
All Blacks (International Rugby) – Oh I’m keeping my fingers crossed. For Steve Hansen’s sake if nothing else. After the outcome of the Ireland v. Wales World Cup match the Irish are going to be coming back here with something to prove. Teams have a habit of sucking a bit after winning a World Cup. Some of our top players are injured, out of shape, or still just a little burned out from the Cup. Hansen is going to have to break in fresh meat while trying to prove he can fill Graham Henry’s shoes. I really hope he manages it.
In short this hasn’t been a good year for any sporting team I support.
For my next blog post I’ll try to write something about love, or sex, or art, or religion, or something that makes it look like I actually earned that Masters Degree hanging on my wall. But for now the part of me who will yell at players on the TV needed to get that all out.
If anyone else would like to bitch (within polite reason) about a favorite team having a suck season feel free to use the comment section.