Field Theory by Hadyn Green

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Field Theory: The old mail bag

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  • Emma Hart,

    "This" is the new Adidas Super 14 promotion called Jersey Swap.

    AWESOME

    I just have to go give this to all my friends.

    BTW, your mailbox is way more like mine than I was expecting, frankly.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4369 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    BTW, your mailbox is way more like mine than I was expecting, frankly.

    Ha! but with slightly different links?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • Jake Pollock,

    You'll notice that the teams in the basketball clip had also had problems sorting out their home and away strips. Attitudes in professional sports filter right down to the schools, you know.

    Raumati South • Since Nov 2006 • 489 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    Funny thing, but the press release describe Jersey Swap as A Game for the Ladies.

    I suspected it might be more popular elsewhere.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1096 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Lyndon, when they did the Mills & Boon cross-over, our consensus was that if they wanted to make rugby appeal to women, they should have gone for slash-fic. Same principle.

    That press release, OTOH, makes my teeth ache. 'Ladies'? Srsly? 'Fairer fans'? Has anyone seen my bucket?

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4369 posts Report Reply

  • Isabel Hitchings,

    It has a slo-mo replay mode!

    I don't follow rugby so I have no idea who I'm perving at but a perve is a perve, right?

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2007 • 706 posts Report Reply

  • Rebecca Williams,

    jersey swap = orrrrrrrrrrrsssssummmmmmmmmm

    i've never commented on your blog haydn but i ruhlly ruhlly like it. and this from a woman who is ruhlly ruhlly not very interested in sport.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 103 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    I don't follow rugby so I have no idea who I'm perving at but a perve is a perve, right?

    Take this as a chance to learn :) Also you can drop lines like "I really like Liam Messam's form this season"

    i've never commented on your blog haydn but i ruhlly ruhlly like it

    Awwww, thanks!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • Jacqui Craig,

    I felt a little guilty objectifying those poor men like that. I do think, however, that they got the music a bit wrong - I'd have suggested something more in this line: http://www.esnips.com/doc/2a73fcdf-b121-4846-a01e-753be6ac3924/The-Stripper---David-Rose

    Auckland • Since Apr 2007 • 28 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    It has a slo-mo replay mode!

    I don't follow rugby so I have no idea who I'm perving at but a perve is a perve, right?

    It's not perving, Isabel. It's just enjoying beauty. One may appreciate the aesthetic without sexualising. I mean, I don't want to have sex with them. But I do like to look. Okay, so it's perving.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    I suspected it might be more popular elsewhere.

    It seriously makes me think that Adidas/Super 14 is going after the not insignificant "pink dollar".

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1863 posts Report Reply

  • Rachel Prosser,

    It also acknowledges in a fun and vibrant way that for some of the population there may be more to enjoy in a match than following the field of play.

    "Fun and vibrant"? Or creepy.

    Also - notice the fact that tattoos have replaced body hair. I wonder how much of a Super 14 player's salary goes on body waxing?

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2008 • 225 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    It's not perving, Isabel. It's just enjoying beauty. One may appreciate the aesthetic without sexualising. I mean, I don't want to have sex with them. But I do like to look. Okay, so it's perving.

    Hadyn, I really wish you hadn't told me about this at work. I really am not going to get any work done this afternoon.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1273 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    I wonder how much of a Super 14 player's salary goes on body waxing?

    They only do it for the aerodynamics, Rachel.

    Sarcasm, btw.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4369 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Pecs out for the girls?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1563 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Oh, Sam. I might like to look at lovely mens' bodies but I do not like being called a girl. Girlhood was a very long time ago.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Naly D,

    Wow, Ali Williams is really of quite average build huh?

    Wellington • Since Sep 2008 • 307 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Poole,

    Naly: Maybe, but the man is 2m tall and around 115kg. You tell him that.

    Since Dec 2008 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • Naly D,

    To: a.williams@arfu.co.nz
    Subject: Get in Shape

    Dear Ali,
    I'm a long-time fan of yours. The way you leap and bound around the field used fill me with inspiration and the hope that one day I will also be an All Black Lock.
    Then I saw your gut. I've got to say I expected more. I thought a man who dresses up as Spiderman and breaks up brawls would have a four-pack at least. I figured your torso would be like Peter Andre in his prime.
    But no. Sort your shit out and get in shape mate.

    Mucho gracias,
    Dyl-... Hadyn, yeah go kill Hadyn.

    Wellington • Since Sep 2008 • 307 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Oh, Sam. I might like to look at lovely mens' bodies but I do not like being called a girl. Girlhood was a very long time ago.

    How are you with "laddette"? No?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18968 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Hmm. Ladette? Sinking huge amounts of piss? No. Throwing my body around with gay abandon? No. Indulging in risky sexual behaviour? No. So thanks Russell, but no thanks. That was in my twenties! And even then I was a womyn.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    See, I've no problem with the behaviours, but the word 'ladette' really gets on my tits. As if, if you drink and behave in a raucous fashion it somehow makes you male.

    'Girl' doesn't bother me, but 'lady' drives me buggy. I rather like the way different words annoy different people.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4369 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    'Girl' doesn't bother me, but 'lady' drives me buggy.

    I think it was Dimitri Martin who made the point that there is no sentence in the English language that won't become creepy by adding ladies at the end.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7386 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Oh, Sam. I might like to look at lovely mens' bodies but I do not like being called a girl. Girlhood was a very long time ago.

    That was just meant as a wordplay on the stereotypical sports-yob yell of 'tits out for the boys', so I wasn't referring directly to you or anyone else in particular with that post. No offense meant and I hope none permanently taken?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1563 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Doubt it Sam! It's just a particular bug bear of mine, is all. As Emma said people have words they dislike intensely. Ladies is another one. Don't worry, I have been actively "positively discriminatory" - not so much now, but part of my particular brand of feminism used to be pinching young mens' bottoms, asking them to turn around so I could see their arses etc. A bit of a double standard mayhaps, but I enjoyed it, and the young men involved were always taken aback. I like to think that I made them think about things a bit, but perhaps they were scarred for life.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3123 posts Report Reply

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