Stuff’s ”the Crusaders only win because they cheat” opinion column
Poor example because McCaw and the Crusaders do cheat. All elite athletes push the boundaries of the rules, all push umpires and referees to get any advantage they can get. If you support the team, then they are playing to the limit, if you hate their red and black souls with a passion that defies the written word, they are cheats*.
Other than that flaw - there isn't much to comment on because everything in your post was correct. I do admire your blogging and the blogging of some of those you've mentioned - when I've been brave enough to follow the links.
*Did you know that it's perfectly legal to discriminate when employing someone on the grounds of which sports team they support :).
You're dead to me, Janssen.