I hate the hype. I hate the quasi religious overtones, the gladatorial video montages in slow motion, the embarressing channel nine promos, the endless pontifications of phil gould, the mindless parochialism, the fact that it has always been driven by queenslands ingrained inferiority complex with NSW. I hate the fact that NSW has now fully bought into the Uber hype/parochialism. I hate those stupid blue wigs. I hate the way the NSW coach, no matter what (including if he is ricky stuart), gets framed every year as some sought of messiah/genius. I hate the blanket media coverage. I hate Josh Reynolds. I hate the fact we've now lost Watmough for 4 games and DCE's knee is probably f.cked. I don't care that I'm a new south welshman, i don't identify to anyone as such, and take no pride in us beating our slack jawed cousins up north. I would take one premiership for manly over 20 consecutive NSW origin wins. Above all, I hate the way origin trashes the premiership, takes a huge chunk out of the middle of the season, drains it of all its intensity, penalises the top teams, and leaves them with injured, suspended and chronically drained personnel.