Thursday, June 17, 2010 5:18 PM
Soccer players are prone to diving, flopping or simulating. What would happen if you accidently bumped elbows with a soccer player socially? He might flop. Ohhh err. Mustn’t be much good for dating.
Rugby players are prone to trapping balls, tackling and getting cauliflower ears. The latter being why hats were invented.
For me the crucial make or break difference between who is sexier is easy to spot in their behaviour: if a Rugby player falls down and breaks a bone, he gets up, shrugs it off and keeps playing. If a Soccer player falls down, (maybe he broke a nail while tripping himself), he stays down for as long as it is advantageous to his team. Hmmm…. I know what game I’d rather watch (rugby). But I also know which player calendar I’d rather pin up on the wall of my automobile repair shop if I had one (soccer).
Lets face it, Soccer players are called pretty boys and rugby players are definitely and definitively, defined as MEN.
As long as we are being shallow lets consider their appearance: In rugby the men are men, raw and unkempt = the very definition of masculinity. Whereas in soccer men are boys, over styled hair, manscaped bodies = a bit too metrosexual for my tastes.
So which game to watch really depends how you like your men: Well done or Raw!
Are you a fan of the dark and brooding Yoan Gourcuff, my personal soccer poster boy, or our Dan Carter who seems to pair brains with brawn, a delicious combination indeed.
My suggestion to the selectors if they want to increase women viewership is that while current teams are chosen by ability and skill, perhaps the women of NZ could have a turn at choosing teams based purely on looks? They might loose – sure – but they’d look good trying.