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In praise of Sky’s new “pen pics”

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What the hell do you all watch? A game of R/L or the er what is it: Pen-Pics, Graphics, etc, normally I ignore threads of this nature; the new shirt series and the like, so this one, which I fell for by not realising what pen-pics were has made me realise that my former thoughts on such drivel were the correct ones to follow.

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Good to see a positive thread about something new, but I have to disagree (and apparently agree with some others on here!) that they look tacky. Would have looked far better in club kits. My thinking behind why they weren't is probably due to clubs having not released their new strips in time, but official club polls would still have looked better personally.

They should have made then wear tuxedos to give the class impression! :D

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What the hell do you all watch? A game of R/L or the er what is it: Pen-Pics, Graphics, etc, normally I ignore threads of this nature; the new shirt series and the like, so this one, which I fell for by not realising what pen-pics were has made me realise that my former thoughts on such drivel were the correct ones to follow.

Aww is someone in a huff cos they have to wait over two more weeks before their comp starts? :( I think you're only upset cos you dunno who half the SL players are these days! :P

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That sounds a bit confusing. Commemorate a try in one game by showing footage of a try in another?

I haven't seen the one where they show a head shot: is that Sean O'Loughlin's one?

I don't see it as a commemoration when they do the head shots etc after tries, just a motion picture really. Why not a head shot with a motion picture greyed out in the background?

I';m just thinking out loud really.

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TRL never afriad to tackle the important issues head on. ;)

I don't like 'em.

The players look scruffy.

They are pro rugby players.

They should look like 'em.

Kit on and scowling.

Everything he said^^^^^^

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Everything he said^^^^^^

Aye, but it's not my opinion that counts.

It's my wife's. :ph34r:

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What the hell do you all watch? A game of R/L or the er what is it: Pen-Pics, Graphics, etc, normally I ignore threads of this nature; the new shirt series and the like, so this one, which I fell for by not realising what pen-pics were has made me realise that my former thoughts on such drivel were the correct ones to follow.

Is there any truth in the rumour that you’ve stolen Christmas petero?

Like I say, it’s a bit of fun. Lighten up.

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Being deadly serious here, has rugby league ever attempted to sell itself even in any small way to the gay market? It would only need someone in the game with good printed media contacts to get a feature on a few Jamie Foster types in the Gay Times or whatever. There’s absolutely no reason whatsoever that RL shouldn’t be hugely popular among gay men in the same way (I’m sure) that the vast numbers of women at our grounds are at least partly influenced by the fit (old school meaning) fellas on display and the very physical nature of the game. I’m trying to get a gay friend of ours into RL using these pen pics as a carrot. He’s so far resistant but then he is totally non-sporty and also from Glasgow so not an easy or obvious sell for RL. But I’m deadly serious that RL should try to push this idea. I remember the gay Aussie international Ian Roberts from the late 90s and wonder what impact (if any) his success had with regard to the standing of the game in the gay community in Oz then and since.

Thoughts? I’m guessing petero will love this suggestion if no-one else! :)

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Being deadly serious here, has rugby league ever attempted to sell itself even in any small way to the gay market? It would only need someone in the game with good printed media contacts to get a feature on a few Jamie Foster types in the Gay Times or whatever. There’s absolutely no reason whatsoever that RL shouldn’t be hugely popular among gay men in the same way (I’m sure) that the vast numbers of women at our grounds are at least partly influenced by the fit (old school meaning) fellas on display and the very physical nature of the game. I’m trying to get a gay friend of ours into RL using these pen pics as a carrot. He’s so far resistant but then he is totally non-sporty and also from Glasgow so not an easy or obvious sell for RL. But I’m deadly serious that RL should try to push this idea. I remember the gay Aussie international Ian Roberts from the late 90s and wonder what impact (if any) his success had with regard to the standing of the game in the gay community in Oz then and since.

Thoughts? I’m guessing petero will love this suggestion if no-one else! :)

I would have thought that having Gareth Thomas (while he's no oil painting) involved in the game would do far more to promote the game among the gay community than Richie Myler doing a naked spread in the Gay Times.

Still, there was the 'British beef is back on the menu' poster from a few years back, with a Robbie Paul and others wearing nowt but a rugby ball.

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Being deadly serious here, has rugby league ever attempted to sell itself even in any small way to the gay market?

The RFL are one of Stonewall's best friends, Manchester Canalsiders are a new LGBT club. Attitude and Gay Times covers seem to feature sportsmen on a fairly regular basis although whether they've had a rugby league I've no idea. I doubt any sportsman with an ego and a body would object to appearing there in the future.

I'll await marklaspalmas's wife's suggestions as to who should be the meat to be objectified in such a way ...

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I must admit I haven't seen many fans in black leather and pink feather boas singing "I am what I am" so there must be no homosexual supporters at RL games. :rolleyes:

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I'll await marklaspalmas's wife's suggestions as to who should be the meat to be objectified in such a way ...

She's a connoisseur, or should I say connaisseuse?

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Being deadly serious here, has rugby league ever attempted to sell itself even in any small way to the gay market? It would only need someone in the game with good printed media contacts to get a feature on a few Jamie Foster types in the Gay Times or whatever. There’s absolutely no reason whatsoever that RL shouldn’t be hugely popular among gay men in the same way (I’m sure) that the vast numbers of women at our grounds are at least partly influenced by the fit (old school meaning) fellas on display and the very physical nature of the game. I’m trying to get a gay friend of ours into RL using these pen pics as a carrot. He’s so far resistant but then he is totally non-sporty and also from Glasgow so not an easy or obvious sell for RL. But I’m deadly serious that RL should try to push this idea. I remember the gay Aussie international Ian Roberts from the late 90s and wonder what impact (if any) his success had with regard to the standing of the game in the gay community in Oz then and since.

Thoughts? I’m guessing petero will love this suggestion if no-one else! :)

Yep you got that one wrong also mate, all I can say is that your a bloody poor guesser.

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Ha! Sat the wife down to watch the pen pics so she could give her opinion, but the lads all had their kit on (fnarr).

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