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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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More crackers from the great comedian – Chief Minister’s talkback
Thumper 1:42 pm 06 Mar 09

higher representation in the national team

Null argument. Only three teams to pick from 😉

I agree, Brumbies and Raiders are the two teams that stand out.

However, I will point out that the Brumbies dropped their affiliation with Canberra and/ or the ACT and are known simply as the Brumbies. The Raiders are still the Canberra Raiders.

And no, I’m not going to discuss as I’m just being a hsit stirrer 😉

Besides, we all the know that the Comets are really the main team. they just got dropped before they could reign supreme over the whole of the cricketing globe 😉

justbands 1:37 pm 06 Mar 09

> And as for crowds, the Brumbies only have 6-7 home games each year, whereas the Raiders have 13.

That’s a null argument….you’re saying that if the Brumbies played twice the number of games that their crowds would be cut in half? I doubt it.

& chewy14…is there 16? Sorry, my mistake. OK then….you can be “middle of the table” & make the finals in NRL then. My point still stands either way.

Look…I don’t mind the Raiders at all….but the fact is that The Brumbies get better crowds, more media interest, are more competitive & have higher representation in the national team.

monomania 1:17 pm 06 Mar 09

justbands said :

crowds are consistently bigger at Brumbies games.

Aggregate crowds might not be higher given that the Raiders play twice as many games a year and have been playing for more than double the length of time.

chewy14 12:46 pm 06 Mar 09

justbands said :

> Geez, harsh Mr bands. They seem to make the finals every year.

8 out of 14 teams make the finals in NRL, it’s hardly difficult…you can be in the bottom half of the table & still make the finals.

There’s only 14 teams in the NRL now?
What happened to the other two?
And as for crowds, the Brumbies only have 6-7 home games each year, whereas the Raiders have 13.

jakez 12:37 pm 06 Mar 09

I voted for the Cannons for two reasons.

Firstly, it is probably the most ridiculous choice. Secondly, they were the most significant to me. God I miss them.

Steady Eddie 12:24 pm 06 Mar 09

The Capitals can never be considered to be “Canberra’s most successful and significant sporting team” simply because they are only a women’s team. Women’s sport will only ever be a sideshow or distraction to the main game.

justbands 12:23 pm 06 Mar 09

> Geez, harsh Mr bands. They seem to make the finals every year.

8 out of 14 teams make the finals in NRL, it’s hardly difficult…you can be in the bottom half of the table & still make the finals.

Thumper 12:22 pm 06 Mar 09

Geez, harsh Mr bands. They seem to make the finals every year.

justbands 12:20 pm 06 Mar 09

> Spoken like a true Rah Rah.

Guilty as charged…but it’s no less true because of that. The Raiders have not done much for many, many years…& crowds are consistently bigger at Brumbies games.

Die Lefty Scum 12:10 pm 06 Mar 09

I remember reading a front page CT article on the Bushrangers rather ambitious attempt to lure Michael Jordan to their ranks during his fleeting flirtation with professional baseball in ’94. I eventually stopped laughing in or about 2007.

chewy14 12:01 pm 06 Mar 09

justbands said :

> Significant: Raiders Brumbies Capitals.

Nah…. Brumbies, Raiders, Capitals. Raiders took no.1 ten years ago or so, but not since The Brumbies came to be.

Spoken like a true Rah Rah.

New Yeah 11:59 am 06 Mar 09

caf said :

Sadly the Bushrangers didn’t get a run in the poll.

Nor do the Knights. Alas!

justbands 11:55 am 06 Mar 09

> Significant: Raiders Brumbies Capitals.

Nah…. Brumbies, Raiders, Capitals. Raiders took no.1 ten years ago or so, but not since The Brumbies came to be.

monomania 11:52 am 06 Mar 09

Successful and significant are not the same.

Successful: Capitals Brumbies Raiders

Significant: Raiders Brumbies Capitals.

caf 11:40 am 06 Mar 09

Sadly the Bushrangers didn’t get a run in the poll.

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