This had to be done... There aren't enough cynics around

The Yellow Page

This post is part of the Chennai Bloggers Club's CBC VIBGYOR BLOG TAG where some of us will write a post on the colours of VIBGYOR each day starting 1st of September to the 7th of September.
The colour theme for today's post is YELLOW

“Top Politician Caught in Camera wearing women’s clothes”

                Now that we have gotten the unabashed yellow journalism out of the way, it is time to go yellow... I personally feel yellow is underrated, I mean there is more to it than banana and an actor who has milked more cows and more out of cows than any human I know. The colour is associated with some of the best in sports... Cycling, Football, Cricket... We are going to comfortably forget about tennis where the likes of Nadal and Serena paraded in yellow and made our eyes hurt and opponents miss the ball in the background.

                For any uninitiated football fan, the first favourite team would have to be the Brazilian National team... For kids who are used to thinking that passing the ball 250 times for 25 cms before the opponents tire and the audience bore is ‘style’, you ought to catch the Samba in full flow... From Garrincha and Pele to Roberto Carlos and Ronaldo (the original one) to Robinho and Ronaldinho... the yellow jersey has had more iconic names etched on it than any other team had on the team sheet.

                On the downside you have Leeds United went that through a crisis very much like our Country and found themselves on a free fall very much like our Rupee. Their greatest contribution was, however, selling Eric ‘the king’ Cantona (and later, Rio) to Manchester United signalling the beginning of an era of dominance for the Red Devils. In cycling, we have had the prestigious yellow jersey associated with Tour de France. Sadly, the man who beat cancer couldn’t beat the dope test and those jerseys are painted in shame.

              Coming on to cricket, we saw the invincible Aussies parade around in Gold and green before reality bit them hard-albeit after a dozen or so years later. But there is more to yellow than those dirty fellows. Namma Chennai’s Super Kings. Easily the most successful franchise lead by the charismatic Dhoni. Although likened to Manchester United, they are more like the Bavarian Giants from Munich for their less than flattering win rate in finals. But then, how many teams can actually make it past the group stages every time and play in the finals every time it was held in India?

                There were and will always be cynics questioning the success of an iconic team... Then there were issues about betting... CSK was winning people... So if the other teams took money and lost, whose fault is that...? Yellow, Father in law and politics are not new to the Nation, but since there is no intention to bring in politics of any sort here (and if you find something, it is all in your head), we won’t go into the details.

                So there were calls for the BCCI chairman’s head...

             If only the in-laws had to take responsibility and resign in shame for the actions of their sons-in-law...


Anonymous said...

Last punch sema!!

Sai Sriram said...

Thanks :) etho namma kovatha ipdi sollida vendithan...