Russell Crowe could not say Sunday was a good day for him. Peter Holmes a Court, part-owner of the South Sydney Rabbitohs along with Crowe, resigned as chairman and coach Jason Taylor gave Crowe an earful.
The Rabbitohs are at the bottom of the National Rugby League table “with only one win in 10 games and the club has lost $4 million in its first year under its new owners”. Crowe was on the end of a verbal beatdown from Taylor after bringing in another coach as a consultant. Needless to say, Taylor didn’t take this too well.
THE Souths coach, Jason Taylor, was swearing and shaking his head. The Hollywood actor Russell Crowe listened, stony-faced and chain-smoking.
The friction at South Sydney was evident at 6.30am yesterday outside Bar Coluzzi on Victoria Street, Darlinghurst.
As predicted in yesterday’s Herald, the board also appointed the premiership-winning coach John Lang as a consultant – a blow to Taylor, who wasn’t taking the news well at Bar Coluzzi yesterday morning. One patron observed that Taylor and Crowe had “faces like death”; another suggested “faces like thunder”.
“They were super-grim. Not happy chappies. Rusty was chain-smoking. He was fairly calm, smoking darts, while Taylor was really agitated saying things like, ‘This bloke has let me down’ and ‘That bloke has let me down’. Taylor was also saying things like, ‘What’s the time-frame for this?”‘
Crowe didn’t take it to heart when Marcus Aurelius said, “Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back.” Where was that smile, sport?
Since sports bloggers are coming out of the closet left and right, we might as well do the same. We’re not gonna lie. There’s a whole lotta melanin flowin’ over here. In spite of that, we do enjoy a good metal or punk show. However we no longer see any point in being anywhere near the mosh pit. Any attempt at moshing near us will most likely be met with a kick to the knee or a sharp Shawn Bradley elbow to the temple or Adam’s Apple. A hard shove is nothing but an invitation to continue moshing. We’re glad we’re not the only ones that feel this way.
“I spoke to all four of them just quickly,” [Cronulla Sharks chief executive Tony] Zappia said. “I just asked them if anything happened and they said no more than anything that normally happens in a mosh pit. They said they had nothing to hide. They don’t know what they’re supposed to have done.
You start moshing and there’s a chance you could end up face down whether you’re in the pit or not. It comes with the territory. There’s no crying in the mosh pit.
The players can’t be blamed for their actions. I probably would have lashed out in similar fashion if I found myself at a Korn concert. However they were solid in their South Park episode.
It could have been worse. Flying scissors kicks and windmill punches would have come out if it were a P.O.D. concert. No question weapons come out at a Papa Roach concert. I’d probably save myself the trouble and use them on myself. Then again that would be selfish as everyone else would continue to suffer.
Speaking of shit bands, here’s a random thought. You may not like many bands out there but few actually make you contemplate violence and destruction when you hear them. Two that do? Sugar Ray and Smashmouth. Two of the worst bands in recent history. They should be forced to apologize for what they inflicted on the world.
Ok, not that type of muffin. Australian Olympic team members were attending a function in Brisbane when they were shocked to find that they were being fed spiked chocolate muffins! Two people at the function bit into the terrorist muffins and found paperclips inside of them. The whole batch of muffins was then confiscated by authorities and it was found that 13 other muffins also had the deadly paperclips inside. Luckily, not a single Olympic team member was injured and the terrorist muffin plot was foiled.
“I’m absolutely devastated that this has happened. But we’re doing everything we can to work with the authorities,” [Merlo Kitchen Catering Company director Dean] Merlo said.
Queensland Health and Queensland Police are investigating the incident. It is not sure if paperclips were baked into the muffins, or whether they were inserted at a later date.
Olympians at the function included gymnast Ayiesha Johnston and swimmer Christian Sprenger.
Thank God this terrorist plot was foiled. The dental and intestinal damage that these tainted muffins would have caused could have robbed the Aussies of all their Olympic glory! Yes…this is Olympic news these days.