Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Call of Football Is Oh So Strong

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Call of Football Is Oh So Strong

Article excerpt

"WHAT do you admire about that?"

"He is pulling a plane. What is not to admire?"

And so went the conversation inside the hallowed halls of the Daily yesterday, as one by one our attention was captured by the strange and transfixing images on our televisions.

The office TVs had been glued to any channel which displayed the cricket during the past few weeks.

The idiot box had been left on by the night shift and for the most part we ignored the flickering images - there was no calls of "catchit!" to steal attention away from our jobs at hand.

Until late afternoon, that is, when the sounds of screams and excited shouts emitting from the TV's speakers had us drifting towards the centre of the room like moths to a flame.

And there, for our enjoyment, was the replay of the 2008 World's Strongest Man contest.

In case you missed it, it basically involves men, mainly from Eastern European countries, lifting and pulling heavy stuff, like planes. …

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