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A Bad Omen

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    When I was in Sydney over Christmas I went down to Brookvale oval and removed a clump of grass from the hill.

    I then placed it in a jar with some dirt and a bit of water. Over the course of the year this grass blossomed and filled the jar niceley. I never got around to replanting it in my lawn, as the house is on the market and I wanted the grass to come with me :)

    The other night we had 100mm of rain and the jar filled with water. I just went to get some tools out from the shed and checked on it and sadly the grass is now dead.

    It looks like this also coincided with Hoppa's injury.

    This is a bad bad bad sign and omen, as ever game that Rob and I have touched the grass 10 minutes before the game, we have won. Everytime we forget to touch the grass or are unable to. We lose. It's become somewhat of a pre-game ritual and joke amongst us up here (we are easily amused, but have all played enough sport to believe in superstition in a sporting context).

    Hopefully the grass pulls through, we have some warm days ahead and if there is even one root with life in it, we could be all good.

    If I see life, I can see us making the top 4, if it doesn't recover, things could be pretty gloomy for us this year.

    I'll keep you posted
     
  2. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So basically it'll be your fault if we don't win the title this year. I can't believe the jar of grass didn't have pride of place on your bedside table.......people like you don't deserve to be Manly fans....selfish pr!ck.
     
  3. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for nothing arsehole
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I will take full responsibility if we lose all of our games from here on out and credit if we win the whole thing :)

    It was on the bay for a long time, but selling the house means it was relegated to the vegie patch
     
  5. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    How dare you treat hallowed turf with distain, you arsehole.
     
  6. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Try taking the lid off the jar.
    If that doesn't work, I recommend a hydroponic setup.
     
  7. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Might be a good idea to keep off the grass :)
     
  8. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Has your gardening skill had an influence on results in the past Dan?
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Gardening skill...hey my lawn is great and the landscaping and gradens around the pool are spectacular.......its just the grass in a jar that drown..go easy....grass usually comes back after "drowning" so I am sure I will be all good soon
     
  10. eagleE

    eagleE Active Member

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    Superglue some grass to your fingers.
     
  11. kingyfan

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    Now Warringah council know who stole the turf which exposed the sprinkler head.
     
  12. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Geez Dan did you get some of that 100 Mls we had on Tuesday night in Brizvegas...fair dinkum bucketed down, I thought I was back at Brookvale for the Bronco's game!!
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Sure did mate, the storm front extended all the way down from bundy to GC
     
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  15. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The real question is who is driving up this way and wants to get me a new batch?
     
  16. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Just smoke it. It should be better than weed. It's hallowed.
     
  17. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not my go, I guess I could use it to fertilize the lawn and see what happens
     
  18. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Now we know is responsible for Farrar's injury!
     
  19. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    Obviously horticulture is not one of your strong attributes, Dan?
     
  20. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I haven't heard anyone so upset about losing some grass since Shapelle Corby.
     

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