Feeling Blue

I apologise for the title. Some times there’s nothing wrong with the obvious. Here are the three reasons Queensland won tonight:

1. They played very well
2. New South Wales were rubbish, mostly because of point 1, partly because of point 3.
3. Brett Finch is a gimp.

New South Wales took terrible options in attack and had an atrocious completion rate. There were way too many long, floating passes to no one in particular. And the Blues forwards were outmuscled and out enthused. And Queensland’s halves were halves. That probably helps.

Some people have complained that my posts are too long these days. I think those people should check out this site here.

That’s all I have to say for tonight.

Except that I think people should go out to their nearest, or most trusted, CD shop and purchase something by Lior. Lior is brilliant. And not at all gay, despite what my sister might have suggested at one point. That might be the sister who has posted a picture of a model as her profile picture…

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.

23 thoughts on “Feeling Blue”

  1. Wow, for the first time ever we weren’t bombarded with news stories about Origin! Finally we are realising what real football is!

  2. I didn’t see Finch limping, but then I didn’t see him do much of anything except get a ball stolen from him that led to a try.

    <ignorance>
    Who is Lior?

  3. Lior is an Australian singer/songwriter/one man show.

    He’s fairly new and fairly good.

    If Jack Johnson could sing and play guitar, and had Jewish heritage, he’d pretty much be Lior.

  4. i think the real reasons that queensland won are :

    1. qld is sooooooo much better then nsw
    2. nsw is sooooooo much worse then qld

    tautologies rock.

  5. I think Queensland just scared NSW. No joke. The looks on some of the blue’s faces were nothing short of hilarious. THey didn’t know what hit them.

  6. Just checking that my picture is gone. no point having it now that everyone knows it isn’t me

  7. Nath, I can’t believe you’ve only just caught on to Lior. Us in Brisbane knew about him ages ago. and for the record, I never said he was gay. I think I said to maddie don’t just go and buy a CD till you know what the words to a song are about. Which is good advice, who ever knew that the song ‘your woman’ by white town was about some gay person – I used to love it until i found out what it was about.

    Listen to the song Cecilia by Simon and Garfunkel and you soon realise it is not half as innocent as the cheery tune makes it sound.

    I never said he was gay at all!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. You have left youself wide open for a public embarrassment here if I answer your question….I won’t do it but you know what I’m talking about.

  9. Do you mean when I bought the Backstreet Boys CD. I was young and confused… musically that is. I’ve always been completely straight…

  10. Nathan you don’t have to justify anything to us..

    But i was wondering why you changed my homepage on my computer to your blog?

    Aren’t enough people reading it already?

    Also does anyone on here know what a chupacabra is?

  11. Some kind of desert dwelling animal referenced in Red Vs Blue.

    Well Steve, you did say you wanted to start reading intelligent things this year, so I was just trying to help out.

  12. I would have thought it was obvious what Whitetown’s “Your Woman” song was about.
    Why else would a dude be singing “I could never be your woman”?
    …unless of course the song was originally written for a girl and he happened to like it. Kinda like when Joan Baez sings Bob Dylan.

  13. To Jo: “Cecilia” ever sounded innocent? There isn’t an awful lot of music to be listening to as opposed to lyrics when listening to Simon and Garfunkel. But it is a tad funny for one of those “stop-and-liste-to-the-lyrics” situations.

    Oh, and Nathan- about last night. Brett Finch was hardly NSW’s biggest problem. Y’know… we could talk about Willie Mason and Matt King’s lack of line breaks… Mark Gasnier getting bulldozed by newbie Adam Mogg (that was just funny), and, say, the whole NSW team not even knowing what they were doing…

    (Yeah, that’ll shut Benny Elias up.) (And Gus!!)

  14. Wow – what a discussion.

    We’ve gone from football, to Lior, to football, to modelling, to music, to homosexuality, to made-up words that wouldn’t have any application to everyday life (chupacabra), to Nathan’s egocentricity (I was wondering how long it would take) and back to confusion with gender identity.

    But fortunately Leah’s brought us all back down to Earth to tie it up with football again.

    It almost makes me wish I’d watched the game…

    But not quite.

  15. HEY GUESS WHAT!!!! I don’t think it is gay after all:

    When I saw my best friend yesterday
    She said she never liked you from the start
    Well me, I wish that I could claim the same
    But you always knew you held my heart

    And you’re such a charming, handsome man
    Now I think I finally understand
    Is it in your genes? I don’t know
    But I’ll soon find out, that’s for sure
    Why did you play me this way

    Well I guess what you say is true
    I could never be the right kind of girl for you

  16. I can go back to liking that song
    it is a woman with a really deep voice or a man singing from a womans perspective

  17. Jo – What if it’s a gay guy with a female best friend?

    Leah – I know they say when a half doesn’t perform you have to blame the forwards, but in this case I think Finch’s poor form came first. He didn’t adjust to Queensland’s line speed. Throwing looping cut out passes to no one – or a forward who’s not hitting the ball at speed – is hardly going to generate line breaks. Time and time again balls floated into opposition hands or just hit the deck. The other half of Finch’s passes were the textbook “hospital pass.” I don’t just blame him, Anasta was also terrible. The highlight of Finch’s game for me was when he ran across the park dummying to nobody (and pretending he had a short passing game) before Berrigan stripped it out of his hands.

    I know Queensland played well, and their forwards dominated, but the blame for the inept New South Wales attack falls squarely on the shoulders of Mr Brett Finch.

    Scooter – they are comments on a post about football. I’m not sure when people are going to realise that my egocentricity is largely ironic… I think. But maybe not, if a comment on football can generate discussion on such a wide range of subjects maybe I’m as good as I think I am.

  18. TWO THINGS:
    1. find out what the song is really about if you like @ http://www.whitetown.co.uk/faq/
    it turns out that it is a litte bit of both and more and it totally bizarre! I don’t think i can continue to like it with a clean conscience.

    2. The origin was a let down for me as soon as I saw Matt King walk on with his STUPID afro!

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