Monday, October 29, 2007

my life finally has meaning

I just saw the team!! I saw the trophy!!!!!!!
  • The players look very, very bored. They were not smiling.
  • People really, really care. There's a seething mass of people running along with the bus, and it's not just school kids lining the route. People arrived over an hour ago to get a good spot on the pavement.

9 comments:

cristi said...

i only went to city centre coz i could walk there from my apartment. it was a complete waste of time. i got so bored that i spent more time checking out a cute guy in the crowd than watching the players.

stuart said...

Your life probably already had meaning then.

Tracy Leigh said...

I'm not a fan of rugby players in general & SA rugby players especially, but it still really bothers me that they were so unappreciative of their fans.

It shows that not only do they think they're a god, they think they're too superior to even bother indulge the thousands of minions who idolise them.

(of course rugby fans made them like this)

Trevor said...

Trace, please explain...

'I'm not a fan of rugby players in general & SA rugby players especially'

... a little harsh/general maybe? and why SA players especially?

Stu...

how long into the parade did you see them?

I saw photos of them smiling.

Oh well, whatever...

they made me smile

stuart said...

I wasn't really having a go at them, but your hunch is right, it was towards the end of the last tour.

Honestly, I was quite excited to see the team and the up, I think it had a lot to do with the general level of excitement, it's not often that stuff like this happens.

Trevor said...

would have loved to be there

tracy said...

Trevor, it's incorrect of me to say I dislike rugby fans, when really it's particular characteristics of the rugby culture which I dislike. I am most familiar with the SA rugby culture which is why I single it out.

In general it is the cult-like status of rugby, and the hero-worshipping and arrogance of rugby players that get to me.

I would prefer more diversity in our nation's interests, passions and heroes.

T

Mandy said...

... the strangest thing of all is that somehow all of this euphoria is somehow supposed to make up for the current disatrous political mess we in (and i am not pesimist who thinks we are on our way down the drain together with zimbabwe) ok... we not such a terrible country after all. that's lucky ... how long can it last until we in a national depression again... (equally ridicuolus) and anyone that was around in 1995 will realise how fake the whole thing was.

mutt said...

I'm not sure I understand your comment fully. Why was 1995 fake? Of course it didn't unify the whole country and we didn't all dance off into the sunset, but the mistake is expecting anything in the first place.

It made people feel good then and it made us happy now, thats enough.