| Matt Facts: Matthew dislikes drinking cold drinks from coffee mugs. He also hates plastic forks. | | Did you Know? Toothpicks are overrated. | | Words of Inspiration: "You can tell a lot about a fellow by the way he eats Jelly Beans" – R.Regan | | Did you know? There are no Pez Facts. Pez is, in fact, not factual. | | Matt Facts: Matthew's fortune cookies always predict success. | | Words of Inspiration: When I'm sad I stop being sad and be awesome instead - Barney Stinson | | Did you know? "Buf­falo buf­falo Buf­falo buf­falo buf­falo buf­falo Buf­falo buf­falo” is a gram­mat­i­cally valid sentence. | | Matt Facts: Matthew is best served on the rocks with a slice of lemon. | | Words of Inspiration: "Life is futile." | | Did you Know? Dinosaurs and Dandelions is the name of a popular blog that has been around since the 15 April 2010 | | Matt Facts: Unlike some people, Matthew only celebrates his birthday once a year. | | Words of Inspiration: "I'll be back" - The Terminator. | | Did you Know? The two modern breeds of Cocker Spaniel, American and English, are thought to have been descended from only two dogs? | | Matt Facts: On the second to last full moon of the year, Matthew develops an itch on his right shoulder. | | Words of Inspiration: “You can do it!” - Rob Schneider, in every Adam Sandler movie ever | | Did you know? Lettuce is often eaten raw. | | Words of Inspiration: "Science is always at work and never sleeps – just like Rust" | | Did you Know? When you dream, every­thing you see in that dream, you’ve seen before in real life. | | Matt Facts: Matthew officially endorses the Cadbury's Moro bar as being delicious | | Did You Know? A tadpole is also called a 'pollywog'. | | Matt Facts: Matthew has his own Facebook fan page. Creepy. | | Did You Know? Cats sleep for 70% of their lives. | | Words of Inspiration: "End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it." - Gandalf. | | Did you Know? This is the end. The journey ends here. Then it starts all over again. |

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Sports Thoughts

New Zealand cricket thinks it is hexed at Eden Park, and maybe it is. But spare a thought for New Zealand rugby league. No New Zealand rugby league side has won at the venue since 1919 - and that was Auckland against Hawke's Bay! Admittedly, only one game of rugby league was played at the venue between 1919 and the 2005 due to rugby union not wanting to share the venue, but hey, thats still an impressive losing streak.

While we are vaguely on the topic of cricket, New Zealand umpire Billy Bowden gave Pakistani batsman Mohammad Hafeez out for obstructing the field the other day, the first time someone's been given out under the 2011 ruling that batsmen cannot get in the way of a throw. Four other international batsmen have been given out under the more general "obstructing the field" rule, two of which have also been Pakistani's.

Finally, back to the depressing rugby league desk. The Warriors current club record loss streak of 10 games and 258 days is nothing when compared to the all time records. Poor University lost 42 consecutive games between 1934 and 1936. Funnily enough they don't exist anymore.
Out of current NRL clubs, the Eastern Suburbs Roosters lost 25 games between 1965 and 1967. So the Warriors still have a wee way to go yet.