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Hypothetical question

Filed in: Tetrap.Local.

So the NZ government has made a right hash of things supporting various bids for the screening rights for the rugby world cup. After toing and froing between various people, it's decided that TVNZ, TV3 and Maori TV will essentially share the rights and games will be broadcast on all three channels. After all this, hypothetically, the All Blacks are knocked out in a shock result in the first round by Tonga.

How funny would this be on a scale of 1 to 10?

Posted October 19, 2009 7:42 PM


Y'know... I'm glad I don't watch TV anymore...

Posted by: Thad Ritchards | October 20, 2009 6:09 PM

Er... 100.

Frankly, NZ needs to grow up and not tie its identity so closely to one sporting team. Mind you, the money spent by various governments on the rich-man's sport of sailing (America's Cup etc.) rankles even more...

Posted by: gallicus | October 20, 2009 6:38 PM

The funny thing is, we puff ourselves up as being born-to-win super sports heroes, yet...we suck at almost everything. Rugby, cricket, sailing - we've choked every damn time. (Let's not even talk about soccer) And every time before - as I said - we've been sure we will win, with the result that the nation erupts in perplexed anger and a thirst for scapegoats each time our lack of talent means we get crushed. The idea that we might lose now and then doesn't even occur to us; an unwarranted arrogance that we are surpassed in only by the Australians. We should not kid ourselves that any of this is about national pride - NZ is the least patriotic country on Earth. It's about making fat rich white pricks wealthy (America's Cup, as Gallicus said - Fay Ric\hwite? So well named), with a generous dollop of opiate bread and circuses for the plebs mixed in.

Posted by: Jeff Stone | October 25, 2009 8:45 PM

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