It’s our moment, shut up and let us have it.
Rugby World Cup 2011 is over, and the All Blacks were victorious. If you know me well, you know how happy this has made me. I’m deliriously happy. As are a good many of my fellow countrymen & women. Rugby is important to a lot of us. For such a small nation, we’re damn good at it, and this makes us proud.
So why the hell can’t we be allowed to enjoy it without the chorus of “can we stop talking/hearing about the rugby now?” whining from those that don’t share our passion? It’s a special moment, one that we’ve been wishing for and dreaming of, for 24 long years. This victory is going to be a feel good memory most of us will never forget. It’s a BIG deal. So we should stop celebrating the very next day? I’m sorry, but no. Face it, it’s going to be on the news every day for some time. It’s going to be splashed all over your rugby-loving friend’s Facebook timeline, and their Twitter feed and in the papers, for some time yet. We’re going to discuss it, and watch it again, and dissect it, and celebrate it, and generally eat, sleep and breathe rugby until even we can’t do it any more.
Yes, we realise you’ll probably hate it but it won’t be for ever, have a little patience and show a little understanding, and let us bask in the glory without your constant whinging. You have some passions of your own, don’t you? Do we rudely tell you to stop going on about how much you love mountain biking, or motorsport, or whatever else it is that you love? Here’s an idea, for a few days at least, buy a newspaper for the news instead of watching it on tv, so you can choose what you want to read. Give yourself a break from social media, or hide the feeds from those likely to offend you with their passion. Whatever, just please give us a break, keep your whining to yourselves, and let us have this.
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