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EYE-BALL’s Snoop-Poop on – State of Origin – 2012 – it will be “7 – Zip” …

April 29, 2012 6 comments
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State of Origin – 2012 – it will be “7 – Zip” …
The 2012 State of Origin (SOO) series is weeks away and it’s time to again ‘poop’ all over those south of the border.

The QLD team picks itself – Slater, Boyd, spot for new winger, Hodges, Inglis, Thurston and Cronk to fill the backline – and Smith, Petro, Scott, Myles, Thiaday, Harrison, and then a bench including players like Hannet, Dave Taylor,  Cory Parker,  Lillyman, Stag and maybe Cherry-Evans.

In the last six years NSW have tried maybe 40 players to find a combination – the reality is that NSW know they’re beat before the walk on the park.   Even with Lockyer’s retirement – QLD just replace him with a player who has been in the SOO squad for three years.

NSW Rugby League run their show much the same as the NSW Labour Government did – they have no youth policy, they have no vision, and their Coach is a has been who can’t get a gig at any Club, either here of overseas.   Ever since Stuart had a ‘brain-fart’ after his Australian team lost a Test match to New Zealand – the man has been slip-sliding on the back-end of a football career that was all upside as a player.  He served as Coach of the Roosters with Gould as his mentor and won a Premiership – but his history since is toxic and if NSW had any brains they would boot him out of the park.

Bellamy had a go for two years and got belted as well.  Gould talks a big game and he won’t take the gig on despite everyone begging him to – Gould won’t touch it untill he sees QLD getting beat.  He does not see that any time soon.

So a warning to all NSW fans – prepare yourselves for another flogging …

Dare anyone to name a team that will give the QLD side a contest!


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EYE-BALL’s Snoop-Poop on – NRL – The Televised Games – a fair go please …

April 29, 2012 2 comments
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NRL – The Televised Games – a fair go please …
The NRL Round 8 televised games on the free to air included teams that held 2nd (Broncos) and 2nd last (Titans) – 6th (Canterbury) and 8th (Manly) – 13th (Tigers) and 16th (Eels).

The Broncos have had a Friday night televised game every week into the competition, and rightly so for their crowd support and lack of empty seats during televised games.   They also entertain and give the footy fan great value as a team who never say die.

The house full sign at ANZ Stadium is only near raised during State of Origin matches – but is is an empty place normally.  The match had entertainment value if you hated Manly and liked to niggle match tactics of both sides.

But Sunday’s ‘oh so hard to watch’ game against the Eels (16th)and the Tigers (13th) full of dropped ball, lackluster defence and a Eels side who an’t get out of their own way in defence or attack – i.e. Roberts dropper the ball cold when the line was there for the taking – defies and deny’s the NRL viewer the chance to see quality football … Eels fans got another dose of their depression inducement and  this is not the first time Parramatta have been televised despite their position on the table.

An alternative game between the Sharks (3rd) and Canberra (11th) was on offer Sunday afternoon and would have given us a look at a top three team – anything but a bottom team going through a horror patch and just don’t know how to play good footy anymore.  Anything they try turns to ‘soup’ and the Hayne factor depends on whether he turns up and wants to play – or just trail his forwards around at fullback.  He just looks disinterested and given the lack of forward go forward – nobody expects anything from Parramatta any time soon.  They would struggle to beat all the top 8 reserve grade sides at the moment.

Other non televised on free to air games during the round included Rabbits v Cowboys, Knights and Panthers, and the Anzac games on Wednesday between Storm and Warriors, and the Dragons v Roosters clash.  All these non televised games would have offered so much more viewer enjoyment than the Tigers v Eels.

The NRL have to take back the game from their pay-for-view masters dictating the free-to-air games – or at least give the footy fan midweek replays of the non televised games – let the fans see their teams every week.  Forcing the fans to subscribe to pay-for-view to see the live NRL games is and has ransomed the future of the game.


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EYE-BALL’s Rookie Bookie – Weekend Footy preview -27th Apr – 30th Apr –

Weekend Footy preview –
April 27 to April 30, 2012
This page presents Rookie Bookie’s opinions covering all things ‘Aussie Football’ across the 2012 season including AFL, League, Union and other sports mediums.  As at the beginning of April 2012 I have introduced a new format and a Gambling Index* – (GI) to help followers of the selections offered – further explained here:

*The Gambling Index – (GI)– is a cumulative return, where 100 is your base, initial outlay – i.e. Base = 100.00 as at 30th Mar 2012 – and the weekends wagering performance either adds or subtracts from that index.   A cumulative and weekly updated value of the GI is presented below.

  • 04th Apr 2012 – Value of GI = (+) 216.67
  • 11th Apr 2012 – Value of GI = (+) 393.67
  • 18th Apr 2012 – Value of GI = (+) 293.67
  • 25th Apr 2012 –  Value of GI = (+) 293.67 – no activity last week …

25th Apr Update: -A couple of things –  I changed the Gambling Index after Cowboy questioned me on units. I reverted from base 100 to base 0. Now it is simply +ve or -ve. Hence base is 0. Therefore – 4/4/12 is +116.67, 11/4/12 is 393.67 (currently correct) as is 18/4/12, and this week unchanged (last week no bets). This week I outlay 100 for possible ?

SOO will be unique posts regarding gossip and possible selections, Snoopy writes for Queensland, League Leg End writes for NSW, Rookie Bookie is impartial.   A post on Olympics was posted as Comment on previous Weeks Preview – [ – linked here – see comment #2]


Weekend 27th – 30th April. [Fri – Mon].

Super Rugby

  • Auckland Blues v Queensland Reds estimate market $2.12/$1.90Actual $2.85/$1.40
  • Lions v ACT Brumbies estimate market $2.65/$1.60Actual $2.05/$1.70
  • Chiefs v Hurricanes estimate market $1.90/$2.12 Actual $1.38/$2.90
  • Western Force v Stormers estimate market $6/$1.20Actual $2.65/$1.45
  • Cheetahs v Highlanders estimate market $3.50/$1.40Actual $1.75/$2.00
  • Waratahs v Crusaders estimate market $$5/$1.25 Actual $3/$1.36

The 18 match qualifiers for 3 weeks of finals is getting tedious. For supporters and players. The players are getting several weeks of byes but for supporters of dud teams there is only hope. Auckland can make the finals, in a very tough conference. 3 NZ conference teams will likely feature. Auckland don’t look like it at all, competing against Chiefs, Crusaders, Wellington and Highlanders. Reds are favoured to be the only Australian conference team to make semis. That is no sure thing, Brumbies and Waratahs believe they are still in this.

Best Bet:

Highlanders, Stormers

Some Value:




  • Pies v Bombers played Anzac Day
  • Dockers v Blues estimate market $2.12/$1.90 Actual $2.10/$1.75
  • GWS v Bulldogs estimate market $4/$1.33Actual $11/$1.04
  • Roos v Suns estimate market $1.10/$11 Actual $1.01/$17
  • Demons v Saints estimate market $4.50/$1.28 Actual $7/$1.10
  • Lions v Cats estimate market $4/$1.33 Actual $4/1.25
  • Hawks v Swans estimate market $1.50/$3 Actual $1.33/$3.35
  • Tigers v Weagles estimate market $4/$1.44 Actual $3.25/1.35
  • Adelaide v Port Adelaide estimate market $1.70/$2.42Actual $1.75/$2.45

Best Bet:

Hawks and Weagles

Crazy Bet:

Demons, GWS are terribly underrated but are not expected to win a match this year



  • St George Dragons v Sydney Roosters – played Anzac Day
  • Melbourne Storm v NZ Warriors – played Anzac Day
  • Bulldogs v Sea Eagles estimate market $2.42/$1.70 Actual $2.10/$1.75
  • Brisbane Broncos v Gold Coast Titans estimate market $1.50/$3 Actual $1.25/$4.10
  • NQ Cowboys v Rabbitohs estimate market $1.70/$2.42 Actual $1.88/$1.95
  • Canberra Raiders v Cronulla Sharks estimate market $3.50/$1.40 – Actual $2/$1.85
  • Eels [(plus 5.5) too Skinny] v Tigers estimate market $2.25/$1.80 – Actual $2.75/$1.47
  • Newcastle Knights v Penrith Panthers v estimate market $2.42/$1.70 – Actual $1.41/$3

The Comp is now 29% complete. After this round we are 1/3rd complete and we are now close to the effects of State Of Origin with byes and players backing up.

Griffin at Broncos has stated he will have no hesitation resting players again to maintain freshness. That makes Storm rather good things for minor premiership, however at this stage last year Saints look the goods and limped into the semi finals.

League is so strange in that should Melbourne loose say Hoffman and one more, their rotation could look quite weak. I believe Hoffman will be selected in SOO. Doggies are going well under Hasler, and not attracting attention. Last year Warriors had a slow start but still looked good in patches, and finished at the edge of top 4. This year they will be in bottom of top 8 at best.

Last night’s match against Melbourne in Melbourne is getting time to really stand up. Note how down 6 nil and attacking the fullback drew the defence and Nielson scored. Who can stop them.

Parramatta are really starting to turn things around, but need to win a couple on end. Meeting an equally fired up Wests this weekend is tough. What a great match. Wests will win. Take the start to Parramatta. Cronulla are finals bound, but there is no real value in that. This premiership is too packed in the middle.

Without doubt the disappointment of the season is Knights. (Eels aside). When there forwards do the work in the centre of the paddock, the gifts of Uate and Boyd should flourish. Sadly they are now hoping Willie Mason will sort things out. Penrith could also grow another leg but their injuries are mounting.

Best Bet:


Tough Weekend.  Souths pricing is rubbish.  So is Knights.  Still doesn’t induce me, too fishy. Gold Coast are a chance, and it is TV match (how ridiculous). Parra will play well – they were right in the contest against Cronulla. Venom in Doggies and Manly will be explosive.



There is a market posted on how many slams Djokovic might win in 2012.  Could he win the Grand Slam, or just settle for Wimbledon and US Open, or only win one. The clay season is now upon us. The French open is a couple of weeks away.

This year Wimbledon is being scheduled 3 weeks prior to the Olympics tennis where both are being contested at Wimbledon. The rules for Olympic inclusion are hard to work through. Only those who play Davis Cup or Fed Cup 2 out of 4 years can be included and so on. This means Djokovic is actually chasing a Golden Slam.

In the French Open I want to see someone emerge. I am just scouring for information.


Champions League Soccer

Bayern Munich will be favoured. Chelsea are on a fairy tale. There are only 2 probabilities. I will be looking for value through Chelsea. I want silly pricing, better than $2.50.ation.


Betting Summary

  • 1 unit Highlanders all up Stomers ie $2 x $1.45 = $2.90
  • ½ unit Hurricanes (Rugby) @ $2.90 all up Sharks (NRL) @ $1.85
  • ½ unit Demons (AFL) @ $7 all up Sharks (NRL) @ $1.85
  • ½ unit Port Adelaide (AFL) @ $2.45 all up Sharks (NRL) @ $1.85
  • ½ unit Hawthorne (AFL) @ $1.33 all up Weagles (AFL) @ $1.35 all up Sharks (NRL) @ $1.85

Looking for something on Parra, despite Tigers having that killer instinct right now.


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EYE-BALL Opinion on – The Carbon Tax – may we hope the ‘SLIPPER AFFAIR’ will save us all …

April 26, 2012 Comments off
The Carbon Tax – may we hope the ‘SLIPPER AFFAIR’ will save us all …
Story links provided by Colin S.

The EYE-BALL Opinion became a ‘climate change’ sceptic when doing research some 18 months ago to find a reason to support a ‘Carbon Tax’.  Much of what is contained in the U-Tube video below became the same reasons that I altered my position.Once again this decision was based on the simplicity of Logic … enjoy the facts as presented in the U-Tube link and the reality of what Gillard’s Carbon Tax represents … and to think that these ‘baboons’ are in charge of a Nation …

[Throughout the video you will see highlights made to Reference 1,2,3 and 4. Links to these reference comments are provided beneath the U-Tube window.]

Reference 1 and 2

Reference 3:

Reference 4

5% Reduction in Carbon emissions by 2020 –  [statement to Parliament accompanying the tabling of the legislation for the Carbon Tax.] $72 billion –


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EYE-BALL Opinion on – LOGIC – the only equaliser in humanity’s existence …

April 26, 2012 Comments off
LOGIC – the only equaliser in humanity’s existence …
Afriend forwarded an e-mail to me that made complete sense – it had a logic about it that transcended all the bullshit given as reasons for this or that.  It was simply the best way to prove a point.   That story is presented hereto for you all to enjoy or consider for your own enlightenment.  Thanks for sharing Colin S.

Please read the Statement at the end – it says it all.

66 years later – what happened to the radiation that lasts thousands of years?

HIROSHIMA 1945 – Pictures tell stories that words can never express!




We all know that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed in August 1945 after the explosion of atomic bombs. However, we know little about the progress made by the people of that land during the past 65 years.










Statement: (Author Unknown)

What has caused more long term destruction – the A-bomb, or Government welfare programs created to buy the votes of those who want someone to take care of them?  Japan does not have a welfare system.

Work for it or do without – and I don’t think there has ever been a better explanation of the importance of incentive than this example.

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism”.. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A…. (substituting grades for dollars – something closer to home and more readily understood by all).

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied ‘hard’ were upset and the students who studied ‘little’ were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied ‘even less’ and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied ‘little’.

The second test average was a ‘D’. No one was happy.
When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that “socialism” would also ultimately ‘fail’ because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

Could not be any simpler than that.  Remember, there IS a test coming up – elections sometime soon – perhaps the sooner the better.  Your chance to have YOUR say.

These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:

  1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
  2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
  3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
  4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
  5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

Can you think of a reason for not sharing this? ……..Neither could I.


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EYE-BALL JokeZone – ‘Wives & Husbands Shopping’:

April 25, 2012 1 comment
EYE-BALL JokeZone – ‘Wives & Husbands Shopping’:
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SmilingWives & Husbands Shopping: – submitted by Warwick M.

After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target.

Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women – she loves to browse.

Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Target:

Dear Mrs. Harris ,

Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Harris , are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras:

1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people’s carts when they weren’t looking.

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women’s restroom.

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, ‘Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away’. This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money.

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on lay-by.

6. August 14: Moved a ‘CAUTION – WET FLOOR’ sign to a carpeted area.

7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers they could come in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged.

8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, ‘Why can’t you people just leave me alone?’ EMTs were called.

9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were..

11. October 3: Darted around the Store suspiciously while loudly humming the ‘ Mission Impossible’ theme.

12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his ‘Madonna look’ by using different sizes of funnels.

13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled ‘PICK ME! PICK ME!’

14. October 22: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed the fetal position and screamed ‘OH NO! IT’S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!

15.. Took a box of condoms to the checkout clerk and asked where is the fitting room?

And last, but not least:

16. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, and then yelled very loudly, ‘Hey! There’s no toilet paper in here.’

One of the clerks passed out.


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  1. A must see ‘YouTube Video’ – Shark Ballet – [over 9 million YouTube hits – must see the ending]
  2. YouTube Post – ‘Charlie Sheen and his Goddesses’ – as real as it gets …
  3. Various – Little Johnny Jokes
  4. Stand Alone Joke – Little Johnny and Sis’

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EYE-BALL JokeZone – ‘Australian Bush Poetry’

April 25, 2012 Comments off
EYE-BALL JokeZone – ‘Australian Bush Poetry’:
Last Updated 25th Apr ’12
SmilingAustralian bush poetry: – Submitted by Aidan B.

The country was in a terrible state,
As the Parliament sat for the Budget Debate.
It was quite a few minutes before Gillard spoke,
Then she said, ‘Sex will cost you two bucks a poke,

Whether you’re short, skinny or thick.
A tax will be paid on the use of your prick’.
Penny Wong rose and said ‘Julia look here,
Will this tax apply to those who are queer?’

Greenie Bob Brown looked rather glum,
‘May I be exempt, I only like bum.’
Julia replied and sounded quite airy
‘You’ll pay double you dirty old fairy’

Up rose Tony Abbott, to tremendous applause
Grabbed Julie Bishop and ripped off her drawers
He straddled across her and screwed her at will
Then shouted to Gillard, ‘Put that on the Bill’!

Wayne Swan shouted, ‘I think I’ll resign,
I haven’t had sex for a very long time.
I dream every night of a big juicy crutch,
But two bucks a go ..  that’s too bloody much.’

The House was in uproar, the fighting went on,
Till Turnbull banged on the Bar with his dong,
‘With a tax on a poke in the front and the back
All we can do is have a good whack.’

I disagree said Joyce with a leer,
And stuck his big prick into Bob Katter’s ear.
The backbenchers came and the Cabinet went
Rudd took his out and found it was bent.

‘Look here’, he cried as it swung in the air,
‘For those who are bent a discount is fair.’
So all checked their dicks, the Speaker was last,
And in the excitement, the damn Bill was passed.

So now in the beds of Australia at night,
There’s many a fanny that’s closed up real tight.
They’re taxing our booze and taxing our smokes
And now the bastards are taxing our pokes.

If two bucks a head is the price we must pay
It’s now with ourselves we find we must play
To quench our frustrations we must have a wank
And for the state of our Country – we’ve Gillard to thank!


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  1. A must see ‘YouTube Video’ – Shark Ballet – [over 9 million YouTube hits – must see the ending]
  2. YouTube Post – ‘Charlie Sheen and his Goddesses’ – as real as it gets …
  3. Various – Little Johnny Jokes
  4. Stand Alone Joke – Little Johnny and Sis’

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