Ben Pobjie is a writer and comedian whose promising rugby career was tragically cut short the day he stopped playing rugby and had a pizza instead. The most he has ever cried was the day Balmain lost the 1989 grand final. Today he enjoys the frolics of Wallabies, Swans, baggy greens, and Storm.
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I think regular readers will know that I am always one to stand up for freedom. The rights of the individual are something of a passion of mine, and this is as true in the sports arena as it is in the fields of politics, the arts or shopping.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking this will be a call to keep Shane Watson in the Test team. Reassure yourself on this point: Watson should not be in the Test team.
What to make of Nick Kyrgios? Is he the most exciting new talent to crash the Australian tennis scene since Wally Masur, or is he just a boorish show-off who needs a good clip around the ear?
I am, I hope it is clear, an Australian. Born on the mean streets of Canberra, raised on the dusty prairies of Baulkham Hills, and now happily ensconced in the serene centre of Victoria’s McDonald’s Belt, I am as Australian as Vegemite, as Australian as saltwater crocodiles, as Australian as a kookaburra’s bionic ear.
I’ve never been a big fan of The Footy Show, and I’m not just saying that because I know how to read.
First of all, let me say I am not racist. This is an important point to make right from the start, because too often people fail to specify that they are not racist, and this causes confusion among those who think they might be racist because they never said that they are not.