I have now arrived.
When I walked through the Melbourne airport I sort of half expected Tony Greig to offer me a rare opportunity to own a piece of Australian cricket, limited to only 2000. He didn’t.
The last thing I remember Tony Greig saying was that Mitchell Johnson could be sort of unpredictable.
That, for Channel 9, is as harsh as they get with a cricketer from Australia, and even then Mark Taylor reminded everyone seconds later that he was the ICC Cricketer of the year last year.
This is Channel 9’s country, and when it comes to cricket there is Australia, England, and some other countries that Richie Benaud’s friends have seen play (well, that is how he talked about Mathews).
I’m surprised I was even allowed back in.
When I scanned my passport I was expecting to be tapped on the shoulder and sent back home.
This has not happened, yet, so today I am off to Brisvegas.
Ofcourse they are subtly trying to get me to leave.
But I won’t go.
Especially since I had a dim sim yesterday. Oh, how I’ve missed dim sims.
For those who want to show how much more they know about cricket than everyone else, I’ve also started a online cricket prediction group over at sportsguru.
The pool I’ve created is called CWBs Incest Series.
The details are here:
Pool code: posepart
Pool name: CWBs Incest Series
So come over and prove you’re smarter than me.