In the Black…but seeing Red…
What the f–k is everyone’s problem?
Sorry, sorry, sorry, let me rephrase that. What the f–k is every Kiwi’s problem?
There are riots in London (spreading quicker than a dose on a ship), unemployment on the rise (I’m just a statistic now), and the world anxiously awaits the latest credit crisis with the same anticipation as a prostate check.
And yet all they are worried about over here in the unspoiled, clean green nation of small birds and big chips is the price of a jersey.
Give me a break…for an article of clothing that pound for pound is cheaper than a litre of petrol, less than a bottle of milk, and costs (and does) less than an iPhone which has a shelf life less than an All Black run at the World Cup has Kiwi’s crying into their collective Lemsips louder than the Underarm Incident of 81.
Watching that sook on Campbell Live last night had me laughing so loud – even the French are more manly in their approach to adversity. Funny thing is he probably called up all his mates and said “Watch me on the goggle-box tonight!!” “Yeah, you were cool…reeeeeal cool.”
And then I saw some Tweets from the biggest cry-baby and hypocrite of them all – Brooke Howard-Smith (now if there is proof you cannot trust a double-banger, this guy is it). All over Twitter the last couple of days this guy has been trying to incite a riot of biblical proportions by slamming Adidas (or Adida$ as I saw on one) for the cost of their jerseys. This coming from a guy who just got back from a trip to Raro with his wife soon after finishing a celebrity Poker challenge here in CHCH…patronising prat wouldn’t give a shit if he paid $120, $220, or $5-bloody-20 for an All Black jersey, just another to throw into his closet of gratuities and backhanded plugs. Wonder how much his WRC Final tickets cost him?
New Zealand, take a teaspoon of concrete and harden up.
You bitch and moan about the price of petrol yet the stations are chokker with your Holden’s and your Ford’s. You bemoan the cost of milk yet have no qualms about sending your kids to the local McDonald’s for burgers and fries. You scream blue-bloody-murder at the cost of MMP, yet you all voted the twats into power!
Adidas have a premium product, and if they choose to sell the jersey at $220 that’s their prerogative. The All Blacks are not public property anymore, that ideology was crucified back in ’95 (just like the ABs). Just like Apple and the iPhone, why should Adidas alter the price? They made it, they marketed it, they carry the risk of it, so they can demand any god-damned figure they want for it. And applause to the NZRFU who in the past have had the collective bite of a Shitzu in years gone by, this is big business, and their corporate responsibility is to be admired.
You’re all still going to buy it anyway because you want to and you’re proud to. If not, fair enough, we all can’t have the things we want in life, that’s just the way shit is sometimes. What’s wrong with last year’s model? Or even better, why not wear the 87 version – it seems to be the only one to achieve anything.
My Wallabies’ jersey dates back to when my father played Fullback for the Jews and yet that still comes out with pride at any opportunity. It doesn’t mean I love my team any less…