Monday, 15 December 2008

My aching sides

I could have trailed through this Business Post article about the Belfast Giants pulling apart the absolute nonsense which it alleges of established sports in Northern Ireland (you know, the ones that people from here actually compete in). I could have pointed out the vastly overblown claims which it makes for the NIO’s almost erstwhile ice hockey team and the fact that it was nothing but a passing craze which has gone out of fashion. Luckily I don’t have to, because this paragraph is more effective (and hilarious) than any ridicule which I could pour upon either the article or the Belfast Giants.

“Jim Gillespie, who has poured $3 million (€2.2 million) of his own money into the Belfast Giants ice hockey team, said the survival of his team was essential for the long-term stability of the peace process.”

2 comments:

Ignited said...

Are you against the peace process Chekov? Is that it? Your dislike of ice hockey is just a subtle critique of the constitutional settlement.

Shame on you

Chekov said...

I'm against peace full-stop Ignited. I'm into war fomenting sports. Like football and rugby. ;-)