Medina spits the dummy... further, the judges go underground and the greener surfers blow up.
Who Blew Up?
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Western Province. Juan de Jongh’s “Gangnam style” try tipped the scales in what from then on became an all Province affair. The Durban press had been building up the home side all week, but the visitors were having none of it. Better on defence, better on attack they were the better team on the day and the deserved winners of this year’s Currie Cup.
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Who Blew it?
Gabriel Medina. Medina’s un-sportsman like behaviour last weekend has rippled around cyberspace all week giving us all something to talk, think and write about. He isn’t the first surfer to get ripped off in a heat and he sure as hell won’t be the last. That aside he could take a leaf out of Kelly’s book and confront the judges in a polite and dignified way but which equally lets them know that he has their number.
The Sharks. The newspaper headline in DBN on Sunday morning boldly announced that the Sharks ‘let it slip in the rain...’. Slip they did from pre event favourites right into the runner up position! Aside from Lambie’s phenomenal kicking the team lacked the 5th gear necessary to win a Currie Cup final.
The ASP Judges. Aside from Lance Armstrong the only other guys you don’t want to be last week were the judging panel in that Medina/Wilson Final. Wilson’s theatrical claim for what should have been no more than a 6 point ride doesn’t reflect well on the talented Aussie but that panel throwing him an 8 something.... Um, ja, well they all fell for it hook line and sinker. Ha ha lots of dark glasses and baseball caps as the judges try and remain incognito from the Brazilian press.
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Posted by ann on the 29/10/2012 12:32
Thats what happens when u pick your nose instead of watching your panel!
Posted by Roland on the 29/10/2012 18:03
The last two contests have been one claim after another. This tour is lame. Completely lost interest in what should on paper be an exciting climax, but with all these prima Donna's throwing their hands in the air each time a lip crumbles within four feet of their heads and the bone head judges throwing big scores at them is utter nonsense. Medina is young and got burnt. Threw his toys out the cot and should be bent over someone's knee and spanked. Surely, there should be fines for indiscretions from surfers. Like yellow cards for diving in football, something has to be done about this lame claiming for weak waves.
Posted by The Foot on the 30/10/2012 08:29
The ASP could have saved shit loads of money if they only had a head judge traveling and judging all the heats, and we would have ended up with exactly the same results. Multiple replays of each wave are watched with the head judge talking ever turn through ie, " that was soft, he missed that section, look at the speed and power through that turn" hence persuiding the individual judges decision.