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Skin_and_Muscle
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A bit of a bubble

Post by Skin_and_Muscle » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:22 pm

...care of Bristol university.
I came across this article in my search for postgraduate university options, and as a fullback found it utterly offensive!

http://www.ubrfc.co.uk/?cpage=fru
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Re: A bit of a bubble

Post by roysboys » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:29 am

Or how about the Jack Nicholson view (to be read in the style of his court speech in A Few Good Men):

"Son, in this world there are scrums, and in those scrums you need PROPS. Are you willing to do it? As a prop, I have greater responsibility than you can ever fathom. You use words like drunk and out of shape. Those words are the very back bone of a life I have spent drinking and partying in, and you use them as a punch line.

You weep for your wings and centers and curse the prop forward. You have that luxury, you have the luxury of knowing that the front row, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, wins these games you play. Truth? You can't handle the truth, cause deep down in places you don't talk about in your selection meetings, you want me in that scrum, you need me in that scrum.

I have neither the time, nor the inclination to explain myself to a back that scores under the very blanket of ball retention that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just bought me a beer and went on your way, otherwise, I suggest you crawl into a scrum and get dirty, either way, I don't give a damn who you think is responsible."

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Re: A bit of a bubble

Post by Daveyboy » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:50 am

Excellent stuff, roysboys. :smt005
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Re: A bit of a bubble

Post by bluntiger » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:30 am

roysboys wrote:Or how about the Jack Nicholson view (to be read in the style of his court speech in A Few Good Men):

"Son, in this world there are scrums, and in those scrums you need PROPS. Are you willing to do it? As a prop, I have greater responsibility than you can ever fathom. You use words like drunk and out of shape. Those words are the very back bone of a life I have spent drinking and partying in, and you use them as a punch line.

You weep for your wings and centers and curse the prop forward. You have that luxury, you have the luxury of knowing that the front row, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, wins these games you play. Truth? You can't handle the truth, cause deep down in places you don't talk about in your selection meetings, you want me in that scrum, you need me in that scrum.

I have neither the time, nor the inclination to explain myself to a back that scores under the very blanket of ball retention that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just bought me a beer and went on your way, otherwise, I suggest you crawl into a scrum and get dirty, either way, I don't give a damn who you think is responsible."

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Re: A bit of a bubble

Post by Tyler » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:53 am

It's a fitting description of our sport and how a team player ranks within a matchday squad in it's correct thinking of the value of positions. ( PROPS RULE! ) :smt027 :smt040
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Re: A bit of a bubble

Post by Moose » Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:01 am

Flawless conclusion there Tyler....wholeheartedly agree!

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Re: A bit of a bubble

Post by Skin_and_Muscle » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:23 pm

are you kidding me- is this place just full of props???
maybe I should learn to fit in, next time I'm shopping I'll remember to get kegloads of booze and crates of 'Rustler' burgers!
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Re: A bit of a bubble

Post by Moose » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:33 pm

Well us props do recognise the value of backs - they're a reliable food source if nothing else.

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Re: A bit of a bubble

Post by Moose » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:37 pm

I can touch type as well! At a decent speed too!

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Re: A bit of a bubble

Post by adamv6 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:09 pm

I can touch type as well! At a decent speed too!
Thats just freaky. I suspect you may have been a closet inside centre :smt018
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Re: A bit of a bubble

Post by Moose » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:37 pm

I should point out that I do have a special large print keyboard that means i can type by just hammering my fists onto the relevant keys.

Adamv6 - i have killed men for lesser insults!! :smt002

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Re: A bit of a bubble

Post by Kinoulton » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:47 pm

BelperJon wrote:
Skin_and_Muscle wrote:are you kidding me- is this place just full of props?
Nope, retired blindside here. However, I do find it slightly worrying so many props have learnt how to use computers.
Well obviously on here we get the cream of the crop. Or cream of the props.

For every intellectual ex-prop on here, there are hundreds more out there driving tractors and rolling them into ditches.
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Re: A bit of a bubble

Post by Bill W » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:58 pm

Kinoulton wrote:
For every intellectual ex-prop on here, there are hundreds more out there driving tractors and rolling them into ditches.
That is about 2 rolled tractors then?

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Re: A bit of a bubble

Post by G.K » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:29 pm

Kinny - Maybe you want to have a word with Jules about that since he's now a farmer boy?
Nowadays referees decide matches, players by how much.

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Re: A bit of a bubble

Post by tigerburnie » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:58 pm

Oh dear I played all the positions in the scrum except hooker,no hope for me then..............................
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