Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Blue Bulls Rugby Convention

53,000 Blue Bulls meet at Loftus for a "Blue Bulls Are Not Dumb" convention.

Victor Matfield addresses the crowd "We are all here today to prove to the world that Blue Bulls are not stupid. Can I have a volunteer please".


To loud applause Steve Hofmeyr gingerly works his way through the crowd and steps up to the stage.

Victor asks him "What is 15 plus 15?"

After 15 or 20 seconds Steve says, "Eighteen!"

Obviously everyone is a little disappointed. Then the Blue Bulls start chanting "Give him another chance! Give him another chance!"

Victor says "Well since we have a capacity crowd, world-wide press and global broadcast media here, I think we can give him another chance".

So he asks "What is 5 plus 5?" After nearly 30 seconds he eventually says, "Thirteen?"


Victor looks down and just lets out a dejected sigh. Everyone is disheartened and Steve starts crying.

But then the 53,000 Blue Bulls begin to yell and wave their hands shouting "GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE! GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE!"

Victor, unsure whether he is now doing more harm than good eventually says, "What is 2 plus 2?"

Silence hangs over the stadium.

Steve Hoffmeyer closes his eyes, and after a whole minute eventually says, "Four?"

Pandemonium breaks out throughout the stadium as the Blue Bull crowd stand to a man, wave their arms, stomp their feet and scream... "GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE! GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE!"