Sport of the future — 9 Comments

  1. This has already happened.  In 2004 the Winston Cup became the Nextel Cup because cigarette companies were outlawed from sponsoring any sport programs.  They did it with cigarette companies what makes you think they won’t do it with beer companies?

  2. Never mind “shifting the goal posts”; if she had her way they would actually remove them completely.

  3. I wonder if anyone ever actually started drinking beer because of sponsorship?   I very much doubt it.

    And what did happen yesterday, apart from a few drinkies?

  4. Ooooh! me fukin head! Jasus, me head. Roisin is right leave her alone.
    I’ll never drink again. I promise. I could have drank Canada dry last night, dunno though lost count after the bar passed me by the fifth time. 

  5. Just a little prayer for Roisin to ponder.

    We believe in one drink, Guinness the almighty
    Makers of cans and bottles
    Of all that is drunk and un-drunk
    We believe in one brewer, Arthur
    The only son of Guinness
    Eternally begotten of the hops
    Hops from hops, barley from barley
    True drink from true drink
    Begotten not made
    Of one distillery of the Father
    Through it all things were made
    For us men and our salvation
    It comes down from St. James Gate
    By the power of the market he became incarnate
    And was made a rich man
    For our sake we are crucified under Pontious Prices
    Bad pints, suffer hagovers and A.A. meetings
    On the next day we rise again in accordance
    With our scruples and ascend into oblivion
    We come again to judge the living and the dead
    We believe in one alcoholic beverage
    Brewed and bottled under one licence
    We acknowledge one Arthur, son of the almighty pint
    Conceived in heaven and sold on earth
    Blessed is the one drink through one father and many sons
    Sold under one label and distributed throughout the world
    We look for the resurrection of new drinks
    And a cure for hangovers.

  6. Sport, as she used to be known, went out the window when they barred us from having a fag (sorry to shirtlifters everywhere) at half time or when waiting for the baton to come round the bend in the 440 relay race.
    Sport really hit bedrock when the great Mammon took over and paid a king’s ransom for kicking a ball around.
    Today there is no such thing as sport just drug companies vying to make people run faster, throw things longer and jump higher than the other company’s drugs.
    Sport, amen.

  7. To answer your question GD England fucked Ireland again yesterday and I got fucked up by Ireland.

  8. Slab – You really do need more drinking practice.  Try about five pints a night and by next Paddy’s Day you’ll be as right as rain.

    Patrick – I have maintained for some time that they should drop all this dope testing shit.  Just let the athletes be sponsored by the drug companies and may the best drug win.

    tt – If it’s any consolation I have been royally fucked up by Ireland, its gubmint and those fuckers in Brussels for the last three or four years with no end in sight.  Stop moaning.

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