Friday Dilemma: which sport to watch this weekend?
There are dilemmas within dilemmas within dilemmas when it comes to watching sport on telly.
The big one, which The Punch’s token sport yob Ant is always bugging us about, concerns who controls the telly in his single TV household. Basically, when Friday night crime comes on the ABC at 8.30, Ant’s wife gets control of the remote and that’s that.
But aside from all the usual dilemmas surrounding TV and sport, this weekend has thrown up a doozy. Quite simply, which sport to watch?
If you’re an AFL or NRL person, you’ll no doubt be glued to your code’s final series. But the Rugby World Cup also starts this weekend, with the All Blacks playing Tonga tonight and the Wallabies playing Italy on Sunday.
If none of that floats your boat, there’s Sam Stosur in the US Open. She’s reached the semis now, and will have a vastly inferior opponent en route to the final.
There’s also cricket, and credit where credit’s due, Michael Clarke seems to be doing a great job over in Sri Lanka. His decision to bowl Mike Hussey, who snared the prize wicket of Sangakkara, was a beauty.
And of course, there’s soccer somewhere. There’s always soccer somewhere. It’s like when you turn on the Cartoon Network on Foxtel and Sponge Bob is on. Sponge Bob is always on.
What are you going to watch this weekend? And if the answer is “nothing” because you hate sport, allow us to ask this: is it OK for the non sport lover in the house to control the remote?
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