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12 July 2009 @ 02:46 am
Grrrrrrr  
The only thing worse than having both the Ashes and the Tour on in the middle of the night (and thus developing RSI in my channel-switching fingers) is having Australia do well in the cricket.

I love 99.7% of things Australian, but it is not within me to love the cricket team.

Actually, that's not wholly true, the women's team is lovely.
 
 
 
pingridpingrid on July 11th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
What's wrong with the men's cricket team?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
Rampant Boofheadism.
(no subject) - pingrid on July 12th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
parallel parking prodigyempress_jae on July 11th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
go to bed! :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
I went!
Libbylibby_drew on July 11th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
Lovely like lovely? I could use some eye candy right now.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
Tour de France, darling! The calves!
prone to mischieftreacle_tartlet on July 11th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
*pats you* I had to watch a Daniel O'Donnel DVD at work yesterday. I would have preferred cricket, and I really don't like cricket.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
Oh you poor thing! SBS2 has the cycling if it comes to that!
ozdobeozdobe on July 11th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, what's wrong with the men's cricket team? I don't even get to see cricket over here at all - I get bored by the football they think they play (don't you have to use your feet to play football; shouldn't American 'gridiron' be called handball?)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
They're still boofheads for the most part. Admittedly it has improved since the Warney days of a few years back, but not enough for me to cope. Everything is mixed up with sportspeople here: the soccer team is made up of the nicest lads you could hope for, the cricket team mostly moose.

And yes, gridiron is a fake sport, just a cross between catch & kick and wrestling.
(no subject) - jadzialove on July 12th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on July 12th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
Brissygirlbrissygirl on July 11th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
I don't watch the cricket in the first place. But why you would stay up til all hours watching it is beyond me!

And I second empress_jae, you need to go to bed!!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
Well, I was also waiting for the F1 qualifying ... But I did go to bed!
jamie2109: emotional - tongue pokejamie2109 on July 11th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
*gasp* traitor!

;p
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
Oh come on, you're telling me you prefer that pack of thickies to the diverse, amusing and genteel English team? What is it with you Australians and your obsession with winning?
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lyraslyras on July 11th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
I suppose at least it's not in Australia this time?

The boyfriend and I were at the Adelaide match on Australia Day last time and it was so miserable - even the Aussies around us were cheering on England in the hope of seeing a bit of decent cricket. But no, it was all over before tea time.

*sigh*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
I was very very sad. *weeps quietly*
feralcheryl on July 11th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
heathen.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
Darling, it's a learned hatred! They have Greg Matthews doing commentary! I await Shane Warne's appearance in the box with fear.

I support the Australian football team in their bid for World Cup success, if it makes you feel any better.
The Ramblings of an often very distracted person.annes_stuff on July 12th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
I get where you are coming from. I actually don't mind a spot of cricket but the off-field antics of some of the players on the mens team has left not wanting to watch it.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 12th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
Yes exactly! If they were all as lovely as the old-school teams (and I do meant old-school, those chaps you see interviewed about Bodyline and playing in the '50s) then I would be all for them. But they are win at all costs and tedious with it. Bleagh.