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hakwa

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poor Campo LOL
November 29, 2012, 15:00:38

Article by Richard Hinds

 It was just so predictable. The feminazis with their politically correct agenda piled on David Campese after he asked, on Twitter, a perfectly valid question: why had Fairfax Media replaced its esteemed, and genitally appropriate rugby writer Greg Growden, with "a girl" - "someone who has no idea about the game"?

After all, I'd spent hours in the sports editor's office pleading with him to see reason before this ridiculous appointment was rubber-stamped.

As everyone knows – and only Campo, unlike our so-called expert, has the balls to say – women should not be allowed to write about sports in which they have not participated. And, please, let's not pretend that "women's rugby" is a real sport. Underwater scrabble would draw a bigger crowd. Unless you threw in a couple of G-strings and about 500 litres of jelly.

Of course, with nothing better to do after their hair appointments and tennis lessons, the female agenda bared its claws. Reckoned Campo had gone from goose step to goose. Suggested he might be a pertinent subject for the ongoing studies about the effects of concussion in sport. Said that, like one of those Japanese soldiers in the New Guinea jungle who didn't know the war had ended, he seemed to think he was still on the 1984 Grand Slam tour.

But, having hung on his every printed word, one thing is obvious: if there is to be a person in the media with the right to demonstrate he has no idea about the game, it should be Campo. You only need to have read or heard his comments on all kinds of issues to realise that he is, ummm, well, a bloke.

Yet, not even 101 games in the green and gold ensured Campo was given the respect he deserved after his insightful tweet. One foul-fingered female even called Campo a "dickhead", but the flying No.11's reflexes are still too sharp for that. He replied that he wasn't quite sure what gender the tweeter must be given such frightful language. Certainly not "a lady", hey Campo. Well, not the nice tea-making, sandwich-spreading ladies that used to make a far more useful contribution to the game in the canteen at Randwick.

 

Not that Campo hasn't got feelings. So hurtful were the responses he was forced to delete his tweet. Bloody trolls with their insensitive remarks. (he also unwittingly revealed his Cell Phone Number while trying to delete his "twit" hahahahahaha)

I mean, you would think from the comments directed his way Campo was just some lug-head athlete who had not enjoyed the most enlightened possible environment as a footballer. Have people forgotten he was coached by one of Australia's foremost experts on females in the workplace, Alan Jones? Not that Campese suggested female rugby writers be placed in a hessian bag and taken out to sea. He strikes me as more of a canvas man.

Yet, typically, my thin-skinned fellow sportswriters jumped to the defence of one of their "rugby writer". The sports editors are the worst. Not only have they sent a female "cricket writer" to Perth, they're putting her stories in the paper.

Luckily, they carry a byline so readers are warned it is the work of a woman who should be massaging Peter Siddle's sore shoulders, not assessing whether they were at the correct angle at point of delivery. Otherwise, you couldn't differentiate them from the stories of a proper, male cricket reporter.

The same thing is happening on TV. You can't turn on an A-League game or even the NRL without some woman giving an opinion or conducting an interview. Yet none of them are able to entertain us with a hilarious testosterone-soaked anecdote from the sheds, or put a comradely arm around the shoulder of an ex-teammate accused of some alcohol-fuelled atrocity and assure him "everyone's behind you, mate".

What's that? Most male sportswriters haven't played top flight sport either? Yeah, sure. But, if not for lack of courage, athleticism, wit, reflexes and muscle, we could have. Besides, athletes don't try to humiliate us in the changerooms by walking past naked. See the respect we blokes get?

But I'm probably wasting my breath. Campo makes a terrific point, and all people can say is: Too sleazy, Campese.

Way things are going, soon we'll have women writing about boxing. Then who will put on the skimpy bikini and let us know which round comes next? 

 

REPLIES ARE INVITED FOR THIS BLOG IN SUPPORT OF CAMPO (WITH HIS FATAL FOOT IN MOUTH DISEASE LOL)







 


flashdakota

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RE: poor Campo LOL
November 29, 2012, 15:35:45

What?

 


bluebok

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RE: poor Campo LOL
November 29, 2012, 16:36:22

This probably won't be my most popular post ever, but some of what Campo is saying does make sense. Now don't get me wrong, I don't care if a woman is my boss, or if my wife drives the car while I sit in the passenger seat, is president etc etc, but certain things are just more suited to men. I have no problem with woman being equal, I am all for that, but men ARE substantially stronger and bigger and yes, there are exceptions, but there is just no point trying to prove otherwise . That is why a contact sport is faster, more intense and better to watch when it is played by men. There are probably 100 or even 1000 male rugby players to each one female player, same goes for fans and commentators. Just based purely on the law of averages, the pool of male commentators, fans, players should be just as heavely weighted towards males. Therefore, any woman that finds herself as a national commentators, is either uber special/talented/alien etc etc, or she is there as a token placement. Also, any commentator, male or female, should be an ex-player at the highest level, because only they know the real nuts and bolts of what goes on during the game.

 

My 5 cents


hakwa

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RE: poor Campo LOL
November 30, 2012, 05:02:12

well said Bluebok - so I get it you agree with Campo right?


Beeno1

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RE: poor Campo LOL
November 30, 2012, 14:20:51

Of course campo is right!  Didnt Dr Johnston - of literary fame - once say - women are but shadows of us men. Kombuis. kinders and Kerk ek se!~

Now lets hope ,our peaceful board and sensible reflections are not interrupted by a certain two brolley waving ladies! Hahahahahaha

Tell you something when campo coached the sharks backline there was a big improvement. Meyer could do worse than  to call him up? 


bluebok

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RE: poor Campo LOL
November 30, 2012, 14:22:50

I agree to a point, I don't have a problem with a woman being a commentator, but not at the expense of a better qualified man. Two equally qualified men and woman, and it can go either way....but seriously, what are the odds of having two equally qualified men and woman?


hakwa

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RE: poor Campo LOL
December 01, 2012, 11:44:56

 his main point (which was lost in the melee) was his fear that female journalists might be biased towards being too fair and objective on all things related to Deans as coach of the Wallabies whereas Greg Growden (who by the way is already retired from writing opinions on Australian Rugby) would have probably shared his same anti-Deans sentiments and called a spade a spade that Deans has completely lost the plot and needs to be sacked!

It's a no win situation for the ARU! Sack Deans now and pay out the rest of his contract and then go through the expensive process of finding and hiring a new Wallabies Coach and start all over again before the Lions Test! (This is what Cooper is hoping will happen) OR continue with Deans until his contract ends after the Lions Tour and then hire someone else. This is more cost effective! Plus the ARU no longer need him now that he has done his job of identifying new talent for them!


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