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If it looks like a World Cup, feels like a World Cup, smells like...

Submitted by Rick Eyre on October 3, 2012 - 12:34pm

The ICC almost bend over backwards to avoid describing the World Twenty20 tournament as a "World Cup". They own the event, they are the world governing body, and therefore it is not a World Cup. To the rest of us, however, if it looks like a World Cup, feels like a World Cup, smells like a World Cup...

On the last point however, I digress. The smell is worse.

Daily Twitter Posts - 01/10/2012

23:08 Ross Garnaut looked interesting. Mind you, I have the volume on mute. #lateline #
22:37 I sincerely hope this is photoshopped. RT @amateuradam: And that's DEFINITELY the right picture, @BBCBreaking? #
22:18 I'm watching #qanda but not listening. A bit like being at an Alan Jones Young Liberals keynote, I would imagine. #
22:14 "Will you love me even though I'm throwing up on stage?" That will surely be one of the great quotes of 2012. #
22:09 "Justin Bieber vomits on stage twice and apologises for throwing up to fans after having too much milk." Yet again, reality trumps satire. #
19:55 the badger story is on @abc730 now #
19:40 Eight French #handball players arrested after game Sunday in match-fixing investigation - #
18:32 hmm SBS (and others) I don't really think Alan Jones is *the* top news story today, surely? #
18:18 so has Professor Flint condemned Alan Jones yet? #
17:23 @bernietb you mean February 29 in odd-numbered years? #
17:13 so that's Gangnam Style? #meh #
16:47 Eric Abetz seems to ignore the fact that the problem with Alan Jones is a lot more than one sentence in one speech. #
16:34 perhaps if Tom Waterhouse and 2GB could come to a mutual agreement whereby he sponsors the entire Alan Jones Show and nothing else #
16:31 It's 4.30pm on a Monday afternoon and I'm watching SBS. Why is Tom Waterhouse sponsoring the next program? #
16:25 Russia's proposed spending on the 2018 World Cup set to double. Meanwhile FIFA is happy with its progress. #
16:08 Simon Cowell and Planning TV Show to Find the Next Steve Jobs #
15:57 I wonder how long before GetUp starts a campaign to buy ad space on the 2GB Breakfast Show #
14:38 @sspencer_63 didn't Barry O'Farrell tweet some generalisation yesterday without mentioning Jones by name? Did he follow that up elsewhere? #
12:27 The best solution to Alan Jones is for everyone to declare him persona non grata. Everyone. #

Daily Twitter Posts - 30/09/2012

20:31 Kick off times for Brazil 2014 not influenced by European TV coverage, claim FIFA | #
19:42 haven't heard any tooting of car horns outside my window for a while. #nrlgf #
19:34 Craig Willis vs Kenny Sutcliffe. Discuss. #
19:27 "Cooper Cronk, the Rothmans Medal... er, Clive Churchill Medal winner" Subliminal cigarette advertising from Kenny. #nrlgf #
19:25 Coop! #clive #nrlgf #
19:18 will we get an interview with James Graham, or doesn't he talk with his mouth full? #
19:16 Done. Sydney wins the AFL and Melbourne wins the NRL. #
19:14 Congratulations @MelbStormRLC. Clear winners tonight. Premiers fair and square this time. #NRLGF #
18:58 oh no. @BillySlatersEar is already on Twitter. #nrlgf #
18:47 I have to say that Grand Final Day has been all downhill after that great Jets-Tigers game. #nrlgf #vbnswcupgf #
18:26 we don't need military participation in the grand final. #nrlgf #

Newtown Jets premiers of NSW Cup - a storification of Grand Final day

Submitted by Rick Eyre on October 1, 2012 - 11:34am

The Newtown Jets won the 2012 NSW Cup grand final on 29 September at ANZ Stadium with a heart-stopping 22-18 victory over the Balmain Ryde Eastwood Tigers. In my opinion it was easily the best of the three games on Grand Final day, and gave the Jets their first victory in the NSW Cup since it was reconstituted as the de facto reserve grade for non-Queensland NRL clubs.

Here's a storification of selected tweets and images of the Jets victory, including progress reports of the game and the celebrations afterwards:

Daily Twitter Posts - 28/09/2012

19:34 lightning flasheth #
19:34 rain arriveth #
19:27 thunder approacheth #
18:50 Friday Night Without Footy #sigh #
15:13 Personally I hope Quade Cooper joins the Roosters. I'd love to see him teamed up in the halves with Daniel Mortimer for Newtown. #
15:11 The ball is in Quade's court. RT @QantasWallabies: OFFICIAL STATEMENT: ARU statement regarding Quade Cooper - #
13:56 Facebook is trending on Twitter. #
09:06 First carbon permits issued as emissions market dawns via @theage #
00:03 @jeffrey_gabriel I don't think anyone ever dreamed this would become a pseudo Hall of Fame when Bozo etc first appeared on the cover of RLW #

Daily Twitter Posts - 27/09/2012

21:49 As this AAP report says, Joey joins "the illustrious list of Immortals which is a brand owned by Rugby League Week." #
21:46 @Bondiborn @nehadk the Tour de France is an actual sporting event. The Rugby League Week Immortal is not. #
21:32 sorry, but the Rugby League "Immortal" concept leaves me cold. It is, and always has been, a magazine promotion. #
21:17 Andrew Johns? Too soon. #nrl #
16:36 Twenty million dollars to rename the state's highways. Not upgrade them, rename them. #nswpol #facepalm #
15:34 Does anyone know where I can find out which Liberal/National senator is Patron Senator for which lower house electorate? #auspol #
08:05 Err, maybe Swanning is the wrong code. #bulldogging #storming #
08:04 Swanning about at Darling Harbour with footballers. RT @awebstar1: Liberal Party well represented at GF breakfast. Abbott, O'Farrell, types. #
07:59 How can the Prime Minister talk about achieving on the MDGs by 2015 when her own govt won't deliver on the foreign aid component by then? #
07:54 Live now: Julia Gillard swanning about in New York with Europeans and Africans. #
07:49 Will Sunday's #VBNSWCup grand final be the last game for a #rugbyleague team calling itself Balmain? RT @InnerWestNews #

Daily Twitter Posts - 26/09/2012

21:07 Hot. Cool. Yours. That is the official slogan for the 2014 Winter Olympics. #sochi2014 #
19:57 Another indicator screen, another Windows alert (tucked away at the right) #
16:29 People Smuggling Best Practice of the day. RT @sa_poptart: Man tries to get into Spain disguised as car seat #
14:58 How to prepare yourself for the #Baconpocalypse via @grist #
14:23 @Swearycat he's become one of the worst of the rugby league beat-up merchants, and that's a pretty crowded field #
14:15 There was a time when I used to enjoy reading Roy Masters' work, I believe they call it the 20th century. #
14:14 Is this the silliest #NRL story ever? MT @SMHsport: Roy Masters: Qlders will rebel if Andrew Johns becomes Immortal. #
13:48 For the record, I have seen ZERO evidence in the streets of Sydney that the Swans are in a grand final this Saturday. Zero. #
13:43 The family of Bulldogs-supporting kiddies on this train are playing the most earsplitting game of Spotto I have ever endured. #
12:36 And now some nasty things people can do with QR codes - "Android phones vulnerable to remote wipe attack" via @crn_au #
11:37 @Wil_Anderson An Old Flame #cheaperch9shows (replacing A Current Affair) #
11:15 @seoexpertbd good article. I know a lot of QR naysayers who should read. Not sure I'm looking forward to all your predictions though :) #
08:03 "Street prostitutes will wear QR code t-shirts to show their unexposed videos online" Um. #
08:00 A case in favour of QR codes, by @seoexpertbd at @socialmedia2day - #
07:28 Live cross to an earthquake drill in a New Zealand school? Live cross? News?? @BreakfastNews #

Daily Twitter Posts - 25/09/2012

19:43 of course Rupert Murdoch has nothing to do with the running of the Melbourne Storm and never has #
19:39 #NRL Grand Final selection shock. @rupertmurdoch to play hooker in new-look Storm front row: #
18:58 So much for #Marrickville Labor #fightingtories. #
17:53 The official hashtag for #cricket's latest international scandal is #watergate - #
16:28 And there will ne no puns from me along the lines of "Wests Tigers have taken a well Trodden path". #nrl #
16:27 I believe "Coach Emeritus" is the term you're all looking for right now. #timsheens #weststigers #nrl #
16:07 just realised that I was in the Powerhouse Museum at the same time as Tony Abbott this morning. Pity he didn't do the Narnia exhibit #
15:09 I bet Daniel Mortimer never dreamt that he would be captaining a grand final side within a year of joining the Roosters #
14:36 OK, I signed a Twitter petition: "National Football League: End the Referee Lockout Now" via @change #nfl #
14:24 Say what? Labor not running a candidate for the Sydney by-election? That is ludicrous beyond belief! #nswpol #
09:50 I'm at Narnia: The Exhibition (Ultimo, NSW) #
08:15 Thinking it might be time to put a global filter on iOS6 #
07:47 From my observations so far this week, the ratio of Bulldogs to Swans flags I have seen is running at infinity to none :) #nrlgf #

Daily Twitter Posts - 24/09/2012

21:55 Congratulations to Johnathan Thurston who was won the 2012 Ken Stephen Medal. All tonight's winners - #nrl #
21:44 I can't bear the trashy superficiality of #qanda after such a disturbing #4corners tonight. #
21:33 Is that what a Kim Kardashian is? What's the fuss? #mediawatch #
20:34 what on Earth would Luxembourg want with a seat on the UN Security Council? #
15:12 five consecutive trending topics on my current list sort of make a sentence: Australia; Can; Facebook; Great; Harry. #
15:09 When's he switching to #NRL? MT @triplejHack: looking forward to having @pocockdavid live with us at 530. What do you want to ask him? #
15:08 I have no idea what "Gangnam" is and am trying to see if I can stay that way till October at least #
14:46 Nice slogan. RT @JakeSaulwick: The fire department is on hand. Looks like 20-30 people with a fair few kids in this car #
14:36 "Ben Bodkin, who cabbaged most notoriously..." RT @OEDonline: OED Word of the Day: cabbage, v.2: #
14:34 How on Earth... RT @KJBar: There is a car flipped over on it's back on Sydney's Broadway. #
14:28 "This is your last chance ever to join the Sydney Treasure Hunt on the Monorail!" Uh huh. #
14:26 ha ha ha. Latest newsletter from Metro Transport Sydney lands in my inbox just as I read news of the latest monorail breakdown. #
14:23 Only 9 months left. RT @FireRescueNSW: #FRNSW crews assisting with the evacuation of passengers following monorail breakdown in Sydney #CBD. #
14:22 Must say the Google search results for my name are looking a lot better since I unblocked the Googlebot. #doh #
10:30 It's ridiculous that @TonyAbbottMHR thinks an Australian Prime Minister should not attend an UN General Assembly. Would he pass it up? #
09:45 The Italian Forum at #Leichhardt really should be renamed L'Elefante Bianco. #
07:49 seems odd for ABC @BreakfastNews to be sourcing a report on the IgNobel Prizes from @AJEnglish #
07:10 In a few hours it will be the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the first episode of "The Jetsons" - #
06:55 Twitter CEO Dick Costolo says the 140-character limit is "sacrosanct", while trashing everything else. #

Daily Twitter Posts - 23/09/2012

18:33 Umm how is this news? RT @haaretzonline: #Jewish stars prepare to shine at 64th annual @PrimetimeEmmys awards #
08:47 Imagine if Transport For NSW had put its rail/bus planning info on Apple Maps instead of Google Maps #
07:51 @FairfieldCity thanks #
07:13 Hey @FairfieldCity why is the Cabramatta Moon Festival's official Twitter account @cabramoonfest locked? #


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