|I'm still working out the finer points of the positions but I GET IT!!!|
|Crouch, touch, pause, engage|
I'm now a dutiful All Blacks fan. Before you go jumping on me as a fan who's jumped in on the backs of the most famous, most prodigious team for just those reasons, hold your horses. The friend who taught me about rugby is KIWI, that means she's an ALL BLACKS fan. Since I learned from her, and watching them, they're my team. A week or two ago I sent her an sms saying that we were playing and I meant ABS (All Blacks), not the USA, who I didn't even know had a team until two weeks ago. And incidentally there are over 90,000 pro rugby players in the US. Really??
I love sport. I grew up watching baseball and football. I feel in love with football (aka soccer) when I saw it live for the first time in Guatemala. My team in the FIFA World Cup were the Spaniards. I supported Spain from the beginning and might have been the only one doing so in Jakarta. They won to boot! I'm hoping that the same magic will work for the ABS. I almost got my American card revoked for not supporting the US then and I was questioned about it again for RWC. When we get to the Olympics then it'll be a different story but until then . . .
I watched the last three rugby games of open play in the Rugby World Cup. The quarterfinals will start next weekend and I'm excited about it. I have learned some of the players on other teams and see strengths and weaknesses in them. I was sad to see Scotland knocked out of play, and even sorrier to see how dirty the Italian team played against the Irish (which made me happier the Irish team moved on). Great resource for RWC
|Plus the All Blacks have the Haka. Wicked cool.|
|Dan Carter, Abs|
|Sonny Bill Williams, ABs|