At least according to a sad, sad little man somewhere in Florida.
Meredith was kind enough to write in the text of a letter recently written to Rugby Magazine which I discussed at the bottom of yesterday’s post on Bits and Bites. It seems our very presence is pissing off one old man named Eric …
Not Fond of Women’s Rugby
I read an occasional copy of your magazine but have not subscribed for many years. And looking through this month’s issue I am reminded why.
One reason is that you are no longer the only game in town, as you were for so many years. We Yanks can now get rugby coverage from real-time rugby web-sites, and various TV, cable, satellite and electronic media coverage.
My primary reason for no longer subscribing, however, is your growing volume of women’s rugby coverage. I hate it; loathe it. Always will.
Sorry, my fault, my hang-up. But…I’m sure I’m not alone.
You were always good to me way back when. You kept me connected to the world rugby scene throughout the 70s and 80s when we were in the dark. You were kind enough to publish a few of my comments as well.
And while we did not always agree on things, I always counted you as an invaluable leader on the American rugby scene. I would always get a rush of excitement when the new Rugby Magazine arrived.
Maybe there are enough female subscribers to make it feasible to have a Women’s Rugby publication. Heck, if you agreed to segregate things in this manner, I’d even help out by buying a Women’s Rugby subscription and donating it to a women’s team.
Please consider some day having mercy on my weak stomach. I’ll come back. I think others will too.
I’m sorry, but get pissed off all you want. I think this is hilarious because it is so incredibly sad. He probably thinks we should also segregate into separate groups by the color of our skin.
In honor of his letter, I dedicate today’s blog to Eric Seiler. And hopefully the rugby gods and goddesses will zero in all balls kicked for touch straight into Eric and his caveman mentality.
Now I’m going to go burn my sports bra …