Friday Frills - Sporting (And Musical) Statements

 Why yes Israel, I have heard that song and I like how it makes me groove.

Why yes Israel, I have heard that song and I like how it makes me groove.

A Statement About Aotearoa Music

This guy SmokeyGotBeatz is from Auckland and he simply makes bangers for the hardest rappers in the game.

It seems like you can't be cool unless you're naming your own All Blacks squad. I don't wanna be cool, but here's my All Blacks squad...

Coles, Mealamu

Franks, Franks, Crocket, Faumuina, Laulala

Rettalick, Romano, Whitelock

McCaw, Read, Kaino, Cane, Messam, Vito

Smith, Perenara

Carter, Sopoaga, Slade, Barrett

Nonu, Smith, SBW, Fekitoa

Smith, Dagg, Milner-Skudder, Piutau, Savea

A Statement Regarding My Squad

Obviously I reckon this is exactly what Shag will throw up come Sunday night.

A Statement Regarding Jarryd Hayne

No other NRL player or Super Rugby player will play in the NFL in the next 10 years (punters/kickers don't count, you and I could do that job). 

Many union and league players will talk about going to the NFL.

Less will actually make the jump.

Less will get as far as Hayne has, as quickly as Hayne has.

And less will actually see game time.

A Statement Regarding The BLACKCAPS Summer Schedule

The BLACKCAPS are cashing in, apparently riding the wave from the World Cup. 

But I want Test cricket, Test cricket is the best.

A Statement Regarding The BLACKCAPS African Tour

Winning wasn't the sole mission as we sent a younger group and have been able to add a few numbers to the BLACKCAPS group. 

Group is the important word there, not team or squad but group. We need a group of 20-25 cricketers who can all perform in international cricket, whatever the format and do the job when called on when injury or lack of form strikes. Only having 11 international-quality cricketers, won't get you to that numero uno spot in world cricket.

A Statement Regarding Robbie Farah's Predicament

The Tigers have blackmailed their way out of paying Farah what his contract says, essentially they have backflipped on his contract and Will Hopoate is currently balls deep in a legal situation with the Parrmatta Eels because they tried to change his contract.

Question - what's the difference between Daly Cherry-Evans' backflip and the Tigers' backflip? 

Answer - Not much.

A Statement About Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt is cruising, like 'later bo Gatlin'....

A Statement About Jonah Lomu

It's World Cup time and Jonah's got bills to pay.

A Statement About Julius Yego

Julius Yego is from Kenya and doesn't run long distance, he throws the javelin a long distance though.

A Statement About Isaac Fotu

Isaac Fotu has the swag

A Statement About Sam Burgess

Selected in England's World Cup squad, Sam Burgess will be one of England's best players and most important players throughout the World Cup.

A Statement About The Wellington Phoenix

The Nix were reasonably shit on Wednesday night in their FFA Cup match against Melbourne City.

A Statement About The Battle Between Channel 9 And Fox Sports In Australia

Fox are apparently hunting Andrew Johns with a big offer to jump ship and join brother Mathew for Fox's NRL coverage which is interesting given they put the NRL in the shade the other week. May the battle continue.