Weekly Whine #10
30th November 2017
This week we look at two issues relating to Yellow Cards & Drugs
The Race to Yellow
Nope we are not talking about le tour de France, Rugby365 recently posted the Yellow Card Scorecard albeit for International players, it does not take a Rocket Scientist to realise that Michael Hooper is on top of this list, in fact the reason why he is on top of the list, so simply because he has the most. The reason why it is in the media of late is because he is the first International Player to hit the EIGHT MARK. What is interesting is that on Rugby365’s list only Bryan Habana & Quade Cooper are NOT forwards, also worth noting 3 guys on seven and another six on six cards. Unfortunately Rugby365 have missed a trick and as they are partially correct with regards to the leader on the board, I believe that the actual winner is a simple maths calculation of Yellow Cards / Starts. Assuming you use the latter calc to establish the leader then you will find none other than Jamie Cudmore who tops the Oracle Rugby Yellow Card List with stats of 1 Yellow Card for every 6.1 games a full 37% more likely to get a Yellow than Michael Hooper (9.8) and country miles ahead of 3rd placed Quade Cooper (11.7). Now what has caught the eye is a simple Google search of this Canadian Bad Boy reveals some astonishingly relevant upbringing issues that may have lead Mr Cudmore to this title… according to Wikipedia Jamie “had some trouble growing up” apparently he was an enforcer for the local dealer and had a brush or two with the law for some assault of which he was convicted. Jamie has a daughter, jeez me thinks the future boyfriends of this fine chap’s daughter are in for some heavy stuff!!! Good Luck boys!!
Chicks and Drugs until the Money runs out
Now those who know me well know my ‘What would I do if I won the Lottery’ saying… anyway John Hardie currently plying his trade for Edinburgh & Scotland found himself in the poo, the media are keeping a lid on EXACTLY what happened, but Oracle Rugby is not an idiot we can all see between the lines, this is a classic case of Chicks & Drugs, the situation here or if you prefer problem is that when the cash comes in the girls (Not in this case, or at least what we know of) and the drugs soon follow.
Mr Hardie will be facing at least 3 months on the side-lines for his misdemeanour and will undoubtedly have some time to reflect. Anyway this reminds me of a massive Powerball Draw in the US last year where the super sexy Ophelia Young of Channel five in the US decided to interview a prospective winner, simply asks him what he would do with the cash should he be the winner? Shame Ms Young got a little embarrassed in this clip. It always amazes me that the big stars get sucked in so easily, surely they know someone is watching???