Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Go Play Rugby (again)

Stumbled across another advert for the RFU's "Go Play Rugby" campaign - effective, if a little on the corny side.





Given my own experience in coming back to the game after a fourteen year absence, I thought I'd re-script the advert (see below). In reading it please refer to the above video - only instead of some ultra-keen, fit, twenty-something tyro please picture, if you will, a tired, grumpy, forty-something has-been...


It's been 14 years since I left the game...
...since I last received abuse as I walked into a rugby club,
...since I last dreaded running out to face the pain in driving rain,
...since I felt like this...
...this terror,
...this slow,
...this fat,
...this clumsy,
...this humiliation,
...this pain.
And now I'm back...
...back on the pitch,
...back in A&E...
...my back,
...my knee,
...my shoulder
...my groin.
Buggered.
Must be mad...

1 comment:

Dr Rant said...

Old Pats? Good old Cheltenham team that isn't isn't it?