half of the people who read this will have no idea what I'm talking about, and the other half probably won't care.
But still I must gloat.
WOOOP, GO QUEENSLAND! GO QUEENSLAND!!
(shut up, I like playing with HTML)
Yes, my family are sports traitors. We go for our home town and school sports houses in local things, but in normal NRL, we go for the Brisbane Broncos; Origin, QLD; Australia vs New Zealand in anything, NZ; Australia vs anyone else in cricket, Union, or League, the other guys.
... I really don't know why. The Broncos have been a consistently decent team for quite some time now (and have had some legendary players - Lockyer, for example, and my sister used to worship Gorden Tallis with far more devotion than anyone she's worshiped since. And I'm pretty sure my Dad is both awed and besotted by Alfie Langer. He even made him sign the gernsey I was wearing when we saw him at a game a few years ago), so that makes sense. And Dad has this thing about Australian teams, especially in cricket, being smug arseholes, but the extended family supports QLD too, and Dad doesn't wield that much influence, surely, so I don't know the source of that. I like to think that we are just contrary. Rebels. Running against the grain of society. Y'know.