So, how come you don’t blog more about Rugby?
Because it’s not on tv regularly, and I can’t blog about sporting events that I don’t see.
This is a persistent source of irritation, though. For example, Wales just won the Six Nations, and the only mention of it I’ve seen on the “Worldwide Leader in Sports” was a quick clip in the Top Ten Plays on SportsCenter the other day. There hasn’t been any continuing coverage of one of the biggest events in international rugby.
Meanwhile, though, we get half an hour every night of Gilette Fusion Presents the Miller Lite NFL Draft Report Brought to You by Nextel, with Mel Frickin’ Kiper and his Lego pompadour jabbering on about the NFL draft, which is still a month away. And it’s not even a sporting event– it’s a goddamn cattle auction.
I’m just old enough to remember when ESPN used to mostly show sports– when you could flip it on at 2am and watch a little rugby, or Aussie Rules football, or that crazy Irish game that’s sort of like field hockey, only you can beat the other players about the head and shoulders with the sticks. Now, it’s about 80% yelling-head shows.
I would love for my cable to reliably bring me international rugby. Fox used to run a weekly rugby show on Sunday nights, and that was great. They bumped it in favor of more episodes of “The Best Damn Sports List Show With Random Half-Naked Starlets,” so I’m once again rugby-less. Which means no rugby blogging.