OK - so first up I need to admit bias. Under state of origin
, my origin is NSW. I was never so interested in state of origin until I was a Cockroach living in QLD (on campus as an impoverished undergrad in my late adolescence).
When some charmer decided to tear the windscreen wiper off the rear of my battered Ford Laser hatchback, parked on campus on a state of origin night with NSW licence plates, I suddenly became intensely interested.
It's been exceptionally an disappointing stretch these past 6 years for a Cockroach. I stopped watching the live telecast, mainly because I couldn't bear the loud wailing, swearing, shouting, howling, gnashing of teeth, jumping up and down on the lounge and around the lounge room, shaking of fists and then the inevitable slump of bitter defeat.
So, I did not watch the game last Wednesday. But, like so many, I have seen the footage from umpteen different angles since.
With all of that context and caveat, I say this: IT WAS A KNOCK ON!
Of course, why would I say anything else? I pride myself on my objectivity. I like being a scientist. But I am not sure I can validly claim to be objective on this. I definately think it was not a try, and I am a definate candidate for bias exclusion.
Meant to say this when I was last by: Celebalqua, love the graphic in your sig! Please tell it is a real book or blog or site or something. Please, please, please!