Saturday, October 13, 2007

Opera man...

Video Saturday again, but today is no ordinary Saturday, for today is Grand Final Saturday.

Today the Leeds Rhinos take on St Helens at Old Trafford in the culmination of the rugby league season, Grand Final night in front of 70-something thousand spectators is now the biggest occasion in the rugby league calendar and today its only fitting that John Innes should perform a couple of little ditties being that he is to be found warbling "Nessum Dorma" at Headingley on many big match nights.

"Opera Man" as he has become known to your average rugby league fan who, it has to be said, would in all other circumstances call John Innes and his ilk "big puffs" has introduced the concept of the aria to the sport so much so that the crowd actually sing along with him now, even though they know not the words and simply make the sounds.

Either way its a spine chilling start a great sporting contest, kickoff is 6pm tonight on Sky Sports, followed straight after by the England v France rugby union world cup semi final - how fine a sporting night can that be ?

And no, Idon't have a ticket for Old Trafford tonight, through choice, Amanda does though and she has somehow managed to wangle an afternoon's shopping at the Trafford Centre in with the Grand Final - this is what happens when you introduce females into sport.

The video was taken at one of the summer evening Headingley "Opera Nights" staged on the famous Headingley Cricket side of the ground, dinner and arias, must go one year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good Luck ! :)