NSW Origin souvenir footy just gives me the blues
IN less than two weeks time we'll have one of two things. There will either be a new PM, or perhaps we'll have another term from Kevin Rudd.
This column is not a political statement. It is simply a reflection on what took place in the Zinc Radio studios on Monday.
I had a visit from Campbell Newman and his wife Lisa, who were in town for the Community Cabinet sittings at Clinton State School.
We had a great discussion about what is happening locally, where money should be spent, who should spend it, and of course the hottest topic of the morning, my NSW Blues football.
Two seasons ago I was handed this little supporters ball, and ever since I've had it on the studio console for all to see.
I've had Kevin Rudd laugh at it, Julia Gillard didn't want any part of it, and Clive Palmer just wanted to eat it, but on Monday Campbell took a liking to this ball in a very passive way.
When I mentioned how simple I was (in reflection wasn't that hard to do), I did mention to Campbell and Lisa that I was a Roosters and NSW Blues fan.
They took exception to it and proceeded to laugh, even asking if my audience knew.
I said of course they knew, that's why it was so funny.
After many questions later and in that time the ball being handled nicely, they were off for their next meeting.
I did think after they'd gone, how my ball was feeling? Did it feel violated? Was it still up to the game? Did Campbell offend its feelings, perhaps even for a short time?
These questions have been going over in my mind for a day now and after a sleepless night I've decided to get rid of the blue ball and replace it with a maroon one.
I just don't want to be constantly reminded that it's been eight series in a row that NSW has lost to Queensland in the greatest game of all. They might as well call themselves England for the cricket. Perhaps NZ in the Bledisloe Cup.
Either that, or it's just sad to own such a sad piece of memorabilia, so today it has gone, just like the mullet did back in 2010. Never to be seen again.
That is unless NSW wins again next year, when I'll bring it back out of the cupboard so it can bask in its ever so wonderful glory.
Yours in fun, as a tall, weird-looking blues supporter, Rob.