Monday, July 25, 2011
Naked rugby - yes, they did that
Because Rugby isn't a tough enough sport, because, in fact, it's played by sissies, a group of folks in the deep south have decided that real men - and women - should play it naked.
So that's what they do, before every All Black game that is played in Dunedin. The fact that it's winter there now only proves the point. These blokes are tough - a little dense, but tough.
Yes, before the All Blacks game against Fiji on Friday, the Nude Blacks took on the Fee-Jees in Dunedin, complete with what I'm sure was a very jiggly haka. The only nod to modesty these players made was to hire a blind referee. That, of course, didn't stop hundreds of people from showing up. These players - male and female - were not merely in a state of suggestive apparell. The Nude Blacks were buck nekkid.
Buck "Nekkid" Rogers
You are only being spared lots of bad puns because I am actually a little nauseous. Still, you can get a sense of the carnal-age from these pictures (note, they're a little explicit, even though they ran on the country's largest news website).
Some of these pictures make you gag a little bit. It's a fine line between ... well, it's just a fine line between tackling someone and ... You know what? I'm going to stop there. And I'm certainly not suggesting you look at those pictures. (You hear that, Sutton? I am NOT suggesting you look at them.) I guess I liked the idea of a naked rugby match a lot more than the actual visuals of it, visuals I'm now stuck with.
In case anyone cared, the All Blacks handily beat Fiji. I've no idea about the Nude Blacks.