It’s true, some of my best friends support the Sharks and I promise you that I am not saying it like an admission of guilt or the way a father would tell a colleague at work that his only daughter has just gotten married – to an Australian!
Our thanks to Langvingers from www.wetalkrugby.com for this awesome piece, just for us…
It’s not like I’m coming out of the closet or dropping out of med school, but you must understand that it is still a little bit difficult for me to be telling you all this. It’s kind of like introducing yourself for the first time at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and I must say that I feel quite relieved now that I have this little monkey off my back.
Although one of my Shark friends is a complete nutcase, the other one is not so bad. In fact we do go back some time where dressing up in break-dancer pants and wearing a t shirt with holes in it was actually quite cool – or as some of you coastal guys like to say “Groovy.”
And maybe I feel a little bad now about ragging him about old Cabous van der Westhuizen and Craig Jamieson – especially after a season or 2 with Earl Rose standing in as our last line of defense… I used to idolize Rose due to his drug and woman problems, but probably would have preferred it if he had stayed in the Cape ultimately and finished his studies.
Well now Sharkies (I hope you don’t mind me calling you that, seeing as though we are getting all familiar with each other), you are probably asking yourselves why I am telling you all this. I have no doubt that you are all wondering why such a proud and magnificent supporter of one of the finest rugby teams in the lower Doornfontein region is coming on to your space and addressing you so candidly….
I suppose what I am trying to say is that I won’t mind all that much if the Sharks go out and wipe the smiles off of those “Glam rock” rugby soap opera personalities. Give them a hiding that will be remembered as one of the greatest feats in Super Rugby history.
You are on the brink of something special, having qualified through a wild card ticket and clocked more miles that Captain James Cook in the space of 3 weeks, you are playing some of the best, most intense and intelligent rugby I have seen since Wayne Fyvie and Thiery Lacroix. You can single handedly throw the NZRU into chaos, doubt and disarray. You have the opportunity to become extraordinary.
We would like to extend our sincere best wishes to Sharksworld and the Sharks and to let you know that our members will be shouting for your boys as fellow South Africans on Saturday. Come back victorious and be embraced as South African champions.
Sincere and best regards from Wetalkrugby.Tweet