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The Rabbi T. White
Jul 17, 2008



Speaking for my friends with arts PhDs: what the gently caress is a job?

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Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/53096584

RFU to review the singing of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




Good, the way the English sing it is a crime in itself.

kecske
Feb 28, 2011






Soiled Meat

the review is for cultural appropriation since iirc the song itself isnt racial in nature? although if you banned everything the english culturally appropriated they'd wear plain grey and sit in silence

tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


kecske posted:

the review is for cultural appropriation since iirc the song itself isnt racial in nature? although if you banned everything the english culturally appropriated they'd wear plain grey and sit in silence

It's basically what we deserve

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



kecske posted:

the review is for cultural appropriation since iirc the song itself isnt racial in nature?

not exactly. it's a spiritual song most likely written by an african american slave about elijah ascending to heaven.

then some rugby fans sung it because of martin 'chariots' offiah.

Mister Chief
Jun 6, 2011



Vaders Jester posted:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/53096584

RFU to review the singing of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.

Thank Christ.

stavros880
May 1, 2005
I like monkeys

HappyCamperGL posted:

not exactly. it's a spiritual song most likely written by an african american slave about elijah ascending to heaven.

then some rugby fans sung it because of martin 'chariots' offiah.

Notably not actually singing it for the first time at an England international at Twickenham to him, but to Chris Oti, another black guy.

This is one of those things where a tradition has possibly dodgy origins, but the people continuing it don't intend any offence, and just see it as a harmless singalong. As a non-English person, I'd be glad to see the back of it (as it's pretty tedious).

stavros880 fucked around with this message at 20:48 on Jun 19, 2020

oh no computer
May 27, 2003



I wonder if in the light of everything going on and stuff like this being reviewed, Exeter will cast a critical eye on their whole loving deal. Surprised they've been able to get away with it this long to be honest.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.


Grimey Drawer

If they sang more than two lines it would be nice.

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.


oh no computer posted:

I wonder if in the light of everything going on and stuff like this being reviewed, Exeter will cast a critical eye on their whole loving deal. Surprised they've been able to get away with it this long to be honest.

I wouldn't hold your breath, Chiefs have been pretty belligerent about doing anything with their branding for years and Rowe, despite hating Sarries, is a prick.

Mister Chief
Jun 6, 2011



Does Super Rugby have a salary cap? Never really heard it discussed.

kecske
Feb 28, 2011






Soiled Meat

Vaders Jester posted:

I wouldn't hold your breath, Chiefs have been pretty belligerent about doing anything with their branding for years and Rowe, despite hating Sarries, is a prick.

if Chiefs had to review their name, would Saracens not?

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.


kecske posted:

if Chiefs had to review their name, would Saracens not?

Potentially. Though Saracens, as much as they are massive cheating bastards, don't have things like that stupid tomahawk chop and fans wearing native American headdresses like the Chiefs.

So it's a silly name to have these days but they're not leaning into anything particularly dumb like the Chiefs do and haven't build their identity around any Middle-Eastern cultures, as far as I'm aware so they have less pressure on them to change.

Vaders Jester fucked around with this message at 12:59 on Jun 20, 2020

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.


Mister Chief posted:

Does Super Rugby have a salary cap? Never really heard it discussed.

Australia have a $5m cap, can't seem to find anything on the SA or NZ teams but I'd imagine it's around about the same.

Vagabundo
Mar 20, 2007

Donncha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
Donncha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?


Mister Chief posted:

Does Super Rugby have a salary cap? Never really heard it discussed.

The NZ teams have $4.65million as of 2017, but it may have gone up. It is a bit complicated though, since the team that the majority of Super Rugby players is largely determined by geographical location and the provincial union they're signed with.

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




Brock James joins Ospreys as attack coach.

The Rabbi T. White
Jul 17, 2008



Refs just straight up running distractions for the Crusaders now.

oh no computer
May 27, 2003



Speaking of coach hirings, Gloucester have signed ex-London Irish 2nd row George Skivington as head coach, following the whole weird Ackermann/Humphreys debacle.

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.


oh no computer posted:

Speaking of coach hirings, Gloucester have signed ex-London Irish 2nd row George Skivington as head coach, following the whole weird Ackermann/Humphreys debacle.

And somehow triggered another debacle in the process.

Did Gloucester kick a black cat through a old wise-woman's mirror or something?

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.


Chiliboy Ralepelle banned for 8 years for his 3rd PED violation.

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




Dude needs more practice at hiding it.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.


Grimey Drawer

Well, now he has lots of time to work on it.

Apollodorus
Feb 13, 2010

TEST YOUR MIGHT


Should have stayed off the hot stuff.

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Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.


You'd think getting caught twice already would be enough to give him the hint that maybe they're keeping an eye on him.

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