Monday, March 21, 2011

Earning a trip to Bali?

Here's a little story about the CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS.
While my sister INGER and I were waiting in the airport bar for our flights back from SYDNEY to the United States, members of the Sharks NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE club arrived, wearing T-shirts commemorating their upcoming post-season holiday to BALI.

The irony was that the Sharks arrived in the bar at the exact moment the highlights of their losing effort against Penrith were being shown on the TV. Commentators and newspaper reporters complained that the underachieving Sharks seemed more focused on their vacation than their final game of the season (they had failed to make the postseason because of indifferent results throughout the campaign).

Cronulla is the oldest club in the NRL to never have won the title, despite three appearances in the Grand Finals.

So, there is plenty of disappointment spread across the more than 40-year history of the club. The Sharks enjoyed a big day today, though, hanging on to upset the defending champions, the ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS, 16-10, on Monday Night Football.

I woke up an hour earlier than usual this morning to listen to the second half on TRIPLE M SYDNEY 104.9 live online.

The surprise win gives the Sharks some confidence, and maybe -- just maybe -- they are a little closer to earning another trip to Bali.

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