Busy times 26/9/2005
Apologies to racing and trivia buffs who flock here in droves of a Saturday to tap into Charles Murton’s neddy tips and puzzlers. I was a bit occupied on Saturday morning and missed Charles emailed tips by just a few minutes. For the better really, although the selection, Cross Bar, ran a place for a 10c return on the dollar and that’s a tough way to make a living.
Charles provides answers for last week’s presidential poser:
The answers to the presidential quiz have all been given. There will be
another one for the Christmas issue of Slatts News. Congratulations to CB,
Bernie and Thersites.
I thought Gerald Ford would be easy: he was the most recent president never
to be elected, and the most distant from election. The others, after all,
were vice presidents, but Ford was not even that. He became vice president on the resignation of Spiro Agnew, and then president after the press bullied
and hounded Richard Nixon into resigning.
Suddenly the president was a man who Lyndon Johnson had described as being incapable of farting and chewing gum at the same time. Gerald Ford did try to get elected, but was beaten by Carter, in one of the worst, and one of the
most far-reaching, mistakes that the American voters have ever made.
This week.things are so bad that the Swans have become the ‘Melbourne team.’
Funny how the hypocrites at the AFL destroyed the old South Melbourne (even their home ground has been wiped off the face of the earth), and now those same hypocrites are trying to promote the ‘Sydney Swans’ as a club which hasn’t won the premiership since 1933.
In the 1990s the Western Bulldogs played in a preliminary final against
Adelaide. Charlie Sutton, the great Footscray premiership captain-coach, was
interviewed after the game. Despite the incessant promptings of the AFL
zombie conducting the interview, Charlie insisted on referring to the two
teams as ‘Footscray’ and ‘the other mob.’
It was probably the greatest VFL interview in AFL history, and a moment to be treasured.
This week’s questions:
1) What was Ron Clegg’s day job?
2) Who was captain-coach of the 1933 premiership side, and from where
was he recruited?
3) Who is the only VFL coach with a perfect premiership coaching record,
i.e. for every season that he coached, his team won the VFL premiership?
I know most of the players’ numbers (Slatts News September 10) but am still
tracing a few. Anybody care to contribute?
Finally: South Melbourne to win. WCE looked arrogant during the procession
yesterday, and you should never go into a grand final thinking that you are
going to win.
And it would be a great moment for Roosy.
Yes, the Swans did win, in a thriller. I’m keen to blog about the game and another AFL issue, but don’t have the time. I’m off to the hospital in a few minutes to have a cataract removed. Not sure what the post-op restrictions on eye use are but hopefully I’ll be readin and writin with less strain from now on.