Friends Provident T20 – keeping the enthusiasm

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As Marcus Trescothick said after the first match:

“One down; 15 to go.”

We’ve written about how you can fight the effects of viewer burnout over at Cricinfo. It’s quite a short piece, you’ll be pleased to hear.


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  1. Excellent ideas in there, KC.

    I particularly like the idea of aggregating several T20 match scores together and trying to make a CC/Test score out of them. I’ll get my number-crunchers onto that one.

  2. One of the commenters doesn’t think it was very funny.

    Luckily, his opinion, like many others that aren’t mine, is wrong.

  3. He calls it ‘muck’ but easily the best bit is his proclamation: “FUN IS DEAD”.

  4. That person who isn’t amused- is it you KC? Is that what that nagging voice inside your head is saying?

    It made me laugh anyway, especially the bit about Pakistan.

  5. No, the voice in our head isn’t nagging; it’s thundering and cruel.

    Chirpsy, Coren shouldn’t have taken an ironic tone when he referred to “the only two things in life that matter: sex and cricket.”

  6. Brilliant piece, KC (although you did once say that you don’t do satire and that it was all just pretending to be funny by mentioning Ian Austin occasionally).

    I would be a bit concerned about your new fan PGW81, though. That sounds like an inmate’s number to me, and in his seven lines he manages to squeeze in Burn, Overdose, Dies, Dead, Died, Death, Rot and Killing. And that was at eight-thirty in the morning! Imagine what he’d be like by lunchtime.

  7. Was he being ironic? Surely he means this;

    ‘What could be better than rifling through the county averages with the occasional pause to ogle a nice pair of jugs?’

    I am certainly all for this!

  8. PGW81 is a great fan of mine as well. Lovely bloke – I can think of no better person to make into a comfy rug for my living room.

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