Greg Smith

Greg Smith

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I started sports writing for two main reasons. I enjoy creative, quirky writing and I think there isn't enough of it and secondly I love the internet and the opportunity it gives a layman sports fan, regular Joe Average like myself to have a go, like the pro's who are paid to do this ! Ha... lookout Peter Bills you overpaid pumpkin !

Top sportswriters IMHO have fallen into a commercial trap, producing substandard re-hashed commentary for fans who've watched the game and already have an opinion and the results.

In sport YMMV reads Your Mileage WILL Vary (YMWV) and I'm sick of average sports writing by people who've set themselves up as our opinion makers and then just spout mainstream 'towing the line' commercially driven crap. Bleeeeeuch...

More than often I disagree and it's not that I'm trying to be belligerent but ex-players and ex-administrators as a rule of thumb are not the sharpest tools in the shed. Sorry I'm a fan but chasing a ball doesn't make you a good opinion maker and often it's exactly the opposite. I'm thinking New Zealand and Murry Mexted, 'You don't like to see hookers going down on players like that !' Or Kobus Wiese... man o' man, a talking man-mountain !

I enjoy rugby union and also a fan of cricket, tennis, football, NHL, NBA, NFL Indy Series (most motorsports even formula one) and any other good event that grabs my interest, like hot oil wresting or naked underwater lesbian golf. But Union and South African rugby remain my great downfall...

PS - This madness began on the 31st of December 2007... I remember it like it was yesterday and it's proof that you should never swallow the worm when drinking tequilla... now I've written over 250 articles and pissed off a lot of Kiwi's and Aussies - but as the saying goes, 'It's better to be pissed off, than to be pissed on !' That, I leave up to the Springboks and the Protea's !

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