Thursday, October 8, 2009
Why Can't Larry the Lamb & Other Air NZ Cup Rugby Sports Mascots Get Along?
Larry the Lamb, mascot for the Red & Blacks - Canterbury - forms a rolling maul with the competition until someone illegally drags it down. Full arm penalty, I think. Followed by a free-for- all, leading to a collective sin binning. Turbo Man seems to be, ah, winded. Larry looks, well, sheepish then decides to take it outside chasing Auckland's Seagull, presumably to pluck a few feathers out of that sorry bird's tail. A bit like how the real competition is going.
Just as well the pedantic rugby ref, Mr Lawrence, isn't on the scene or they'd all get red-carded.
Show us the love, indeed.
The song is "Why Does Love Do This To Me?" by The Exponents, a Christchurch band. The song is a favourite of rugby crowds, especially at Rugby Sevens competitions.