The Opossum-Palooza

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8.30.2006

Another O-P Field Trip - With Booze, Of Course


As some folks around here know, I am a fan of Rugby in general and the New Zealand All-Blacks in particular. Jonah Lomu has long been my Rugby boyfriend. It has come to my attention that there is a fund-raiser this weekend involving, from the press release, "a traditional Irish breakfast, Kiwi meat pies and assorted beverages." (yum). The beneficiary is Alexandria Rugby, an organization that indoctrinates the small-fries into the love of this violently beautiful game.
The event is a televised viewing of the Tri-Nations rugby match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South Africa Springboks as a fundraiser on Saturday, September 2, 9:00 AM, at O'Connell's Restaurant and Bar in Old Town, Alexandria. There is no charge for entry and all proceeds benefit Alexandria Rugby.

So if the above picture of the two gentleman in black crushing the little Springbok in green intrigues, or even (as it does for me) excites you, please join me to eat, drink and talk shit about a sport hardly any American cares about (Biff's note: My favorite kind of sport). Oh, come on, it'll make you feel all superior.

And if the game itself isn't enough, you should come for the Haka alone. Awesomely fearsome tradition.

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4 Comments:

At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biff would foul himself whilst watching the Haka.

 
At 2:46 PM, Blogger Biff said...

For the record, I've already watched the Haka. Frankly, I thought the whole thing was rather silly.

 
At 7:31 PM, Blogger BoSox Siobhan said...

Say that to the face of a fearsome kiwi.

 
At 6:17 AM, Anonymous swing4 said...

I realize that most professional rugby players are batshit insane, with a high tolerance for pain and a low rage threshold, however, the words "fearsome kiwi" still make me chuckle. And that Haka thing is ridiculous. They should just save everyone involved the five minutes, chew down a handful of glass shards before the game to make their point, and get on with it. I'll say that to your rugby boyfriend's face, too, Siobhan...because he wouldn't hit a girl, right?

 

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