Sunday, January 2, 2011

Selling out

There's a video on YouTube of the England cricketers saluting their supporters with a group sprinkler dance at the conclusion of the fourth Test.

Here it is:

What I find strange about this is that it's been uploaded to the Cricket Australia channel.

Does anyone else find that a little puzzling?

Sure I could understand if it was the MCG posting it, or the Barmy Army, or a player, or someone. And I can understand that press conferences and interviews make it to the CA channel, no problem. Even soirees at my future residence Kirribilli House.

But a celebratory dance by the victorious opposition, after we've played beyond poorly? Succumbed to defeat by an innings more than once, showed shocking form without an ounce of humility, with a dusting of bad sportsmanship thrown in for good measure.

When we've lost on home soil for the first time in a thousand years?

Don't get me wrong, do your little dance, enjoy your moment, thank the fans.

But Cricket Australia, really, will they stop at nothing for a few hits? Dance on our ashes, go on.

Anyway. Some of us were doing this lame dance move long before England cricketers decided to make it even lamer.


Anonymous said...

Too true Missy. CA, not satified with having our test side ranked somewhere between and Kenya and Zimbabwe (does that make us Tanzania?)look to promote the Poms as some sort of coolish internet phenomenum.

Poor form James Sutherland, very poor.

....and you are right, I distinctly remember doing the sprinkler at many venues in the '90's. I don't remember much after, but definitely the sprinkler was in there.

Along with "The Fish Hook" , The shopping trolley" The Surfer" and many others.

Nice blog Keep up the good work.

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