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More crackers from the great comedian – Chief Minister’s talkback

By johnboy - 6 March 2009 27

Chief Minister’s talkback on 666 is normally a dull collection of whinges getting flat batted back down the pitch.

But Chief Minister Stanhope was back in fine form this morning in his role as the funniest man who ever lived. Alex Sloan also chimed in as straight-person.

Personally I loved his description of the Canberra Capitals as “Canberra’s most successful and significant sporting team”

Then he made clear he’s still in a snit with the Canberra Times by proclaiming “I never miss the City News, first with the news”. CityNews may be much improved in recent times. But “first”? Alex chimed in with “I do read the CityNews, I read it every week”

And then some sneaky caller slipped in that they’d read about the Telstra Deakin downgrade here on RiotACT.

Alex took an audible intake of breathe that the forbidden website had been mentioned by name, but the CM ignored us with the aplomb to which we’ve become accustomed before finishing with a sneaky “I’ve heard about it in the same way you have”.

In any event, which do you regard as “Canberra’s most successful and significant sporting team”?

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winning star 8:51 am 09 Mar 09

The Capitals would have to be our most successful.

2604 9:59 pm 06 Mar 09

monomania said :

There is the opinion on the North Coast of NSW that it is only a matter of time before the Raiders franchise ends up there.

True, but it’s a mistaken opinion. The Raiders are one of the most financially stable clubs in the NRL, with a massive revenue base here from their leagues clubs here in Canberra, and have no impetus to move to the North Coast.

Clubs like the Sharks and Rabbitohs are much more likely to end up moving north.

kobez_outlaw 7:46 pm 06 Mar 09

David Campese comes from Queanbeyan. Joe Roff was one of the best wingers around when he was playing. Did Justin Harrison come from Canberra? Noreyaga? Apparently 65 or so pro’s have come from St Eddies and 70 something from Joey’s.

monomania 7:06 pm 06 Mar 09

Lauren Jackson et al.

George Gregan, Stephan Larkham, Stirling MortlocK, George Smith, Matt Giteau et al.

Ron Giteau, Glen Lazarus, Gary Belcher, Chica Ferguson, Mal Meninga, Brad Clyde, Dean Lance, David Furner, Jason Croker, Noa Nadruku, Peter Jachson, Ricky Stuart, Steve Walters, Brett Mullins, Allan Tongue and Laurie Daley et al.

It’s the number of the names that add to the significance.

monomania 6:51 pm 06 Mar 09

Does anyone think that getting rid of the ACT from the Brumbies might be a precursor to moving the franchise out of Canberra and to Melbourne?

There is the opinion on the North Coast of NSW that it is only a matter of time before the Raiders franchise ends up there.

kobez_outlaw 6:51 pm 06 Mar 09

Why did they drop the Canberra andACT from the Brumbies? Are they ashamed to put in the name of the city which has produced I think the second most professional players in the country? Well I know St Eddies has produced the second highest amount of pro’s after St Joeys.

BerraBoy68 5:56 pm 06 Mar 09

Of all the teams mentioned, the Brumbies are the only ones that play on the international stage (albeit at teh club level) which to me makes them more significant.

Now if we had a category for team most linked to criminal activity and antisocial behavioour, that’d be a lay-down….

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