I was gone for five minutes and see what happens!
Jrod's starting* a friggin empire, The Atheist has a correspondent in the Caribbean, Q's become my Facebook friend and Suave's turned into a green tooth!
Anyway, as reported on AYALAC, the dates for Australian tour of England are out and proud. (I might be there. Happy thought indeed - except for the prospect of getting abused at The Oval. Maybe not mmm.)
My theory is that the reason there are seven one dayers is because it's the only variation of the sport that England have a hope in Hades of winning. I'm not suggesting we will win five-nil again (although what a thought! Remember the chant?) but I can't imagine England winning the Ashes back. They could win a one day series though. I said could!
Would anyone care to speculate as to whether Ricky Ponting will still be the captain for this tour? Personally I have my doubts. But as I think Michael Clarke is better suited to presenting Queer Eye for the Straight Guy than the cricket team, I propose a new selection process for the fight for the captaincy.
A Big Brother style contest of course. Now I actually believe Big Brother has less purpose on this planet than Paris Hilton (will that score me more hits? I don't want to be a Hilton hit-whore!), however I would tune in to see Michael Hussey and Brett Lee engage in intellectual debate as to who is more deserving of the role.
And naturally we the viewers get to vote each player out. During the day, instead of participating in the usual sort of activities the Big Brother contestants play, like pretending to be as clever as a piece of furnitire (I've heard some of them have had nervous breakdowns over that one, poor loves), they can train, because we want them to be as fit and competitive as ever, but at night they will prove their worth in other ways.
The last man standing will be the captain. Now, would Michael Clarke be the last man standing? Would Australians vote for him? I have a sinking feeling they would. I'm not sure where my vote rests. I'm inclined to say Brett Lee, but part of me says it would just be too wrong.
But yes, we're definitely now on the road to the Ashes 2009. And it goes to show where cricket priorities lie. I spent ages today trying to find the schedule for the South African tour of Australia later this year but from what I can gather nothing has actually been planned as yet! Come on people, wake up, some of us have plans to make. Sheesh.
So, if anyone has seen or heard from it, please contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.
Er. Is anyone still watching the IPL?
Finally, and way off subject, if you have a spare ten pounds thirty dollars thousand rupees fifteen euros, might you consider this...
EDIT: *building. He's right, the foundations were constructed long ago.
- ► 2009 (51)
- Oh dear, Graeme
- And then he conquered Facebook
- Daniel Vettori, Discworld overlord?
- New Zealand: letting the world down
- We're going to the Island!
- See how they run
- Oh baby!
- "Forget the Oz Open, get the VB open"
- Ricky Ponting's ultimate new accessory
- Why you should give me all your money
- Ricky Ponting does something
- True lies
- Blue... VB... headwear... nooo...
- Tipping yes for humiliation
- Kia Ora bro
- And then she rose out of the ashes...
- This is not a pipe
- Thoughts from the trenches
- I took my love down to Violet Hill.
- ▼ May (19)