So, the organizers of the Rugby World Cup came out against vuvuzelas. Bravo! Those things are abysmal. Terrible. Awful. Horrible. An abomination. Seriously, I hate them. I was all ready to be a fan of this past Copa Mundial until I was listening to early pool play on the radio and marveling at how bad the reception was. I mean c’mon South Africa, get some fiber optics or something! When I found out that the killer bee sound wasn’t ancient S.A. technology but in fact ancient S.A. culture I was done. I hardly paid attention to the rest of the tournament. So bravo to the RWC folks for ensuring that rugby fans don’t have to endure that nonsense. Anything we can do to distance our sport from soccer is a good thing.
But why stop at vuvuzelas? I can think of more things to ban. For example, can we ban the referee jerseys worn at the Collegiate Sevens Tournament? What the hell was up with those? For god’s sake I thought a lost and lonely Newcastle United player had wandered out onto the field. I was worried about him, you know what happens when a soccer player is almost touched. I thought he might be killed. But no, it was the referee. It was shocking. I mean really, is this what we have to do to get U.S. viewers involved? Zebra stripes? Yuck. BAN IT!
Can we also ban anyone not talking about rugby from using the word “scrum?” Seriously, there’s nothing that kills a broadcast faster than some idiot calling something a “scrum.”
“Fumble! And there’s a scrum for the ball”
“Loose ball on the court, and now a scrum as players try to gain possession.”
“How he disallowed that goal with that scrum going on in front of him is unexplainable”
“And now a scrum on the ice in front of the net.”
Hey morons, if anything at all these things look like rucks or maybe mauls but they are not ******* scrums! Scrums are organized, legislated, and orderly. Stop calling every pile of bodies you see a “scrum” you ignorant cow. If you don’t know rugby don’t mention rugby. You’re ruining it for the rest of us. BAN IT!
If you’re in NYC this Wednesday 10th October, you are invited to join George at 6pm at Thomas Pink on Madison & 53rd for their latest ...
Special Report by Leandro Conde for A Rugby Life Mr. Jose Gomez Bavaresco or "Pepe" is another unsung hero from the develo...
MINNETONKA, Minn. – Rugby Athletic has announced it will start distributing the brand BLK (#BeyondLimitsKnown) starting immediately. “A...
In this podcast episode, I talk with Rob Schnabel , President & Co Founder of Bakline , Inc., a designer sportswear company headquar...
Special Report by Benedict Chanakira for A Rugby Life African sport is unfortunately mostly riddled with player-management rows, corrupt...
Check out the rest of the shows in the series at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwj9sDLeoDuxylAoaQxcrRoTRbhgTzZty
This year the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City will be showcasing the documentary short film 'The Rugby Boys of Memphis...
Courtesy of USA Rugby BOULDER, Colo. – The top 24 boys and girls teams in the country will meet at Rio Tinto Stadium for the USA Rugby ...
Special Report by Leandro Conde for A Rugby Life Ecuadorian National Rugby Team The E cuadorian National rugby team have an impr...
For anyone who hasn't had the chance to watch rugby league live, the 2010 Rugby League Atlantic Cup in Jacksonville, Florida , wi...