An unprecedented Rugby League State of Origin "nine out of ten" in a row beckons as Queensland continue to secure their greatness with the history books now written and to be written.
NSW State of Origin coach Laurie Daley and his army of combatants even threw the "kitchen sink" at QLD, yet still felt agonisingly short, by two lonesome points.
NSW were brilliant, the only problem was, there playing against the greatest Origin team ever assembled, and yes at times that can be a bitter pill to swallow.
The greatest disappointment of the impending toughest ever Origin series, is the lack of respect shown from southern media outlets. Now I'm not saying the occasional Jibe, and bit of banter that flows between the northern and southern media isn't good fun from time to time.
The real problem hits home when media begin to skew the facts and no longer report events with accuracy and integrity. It's okay to be disappointed, it's not okay to abuse your penmanship to twist events and give the public a shewed reading of the way the games transpired.
It's great that both states media contingent are so passionate about the State of Origin series, after all it's the greatest sporting rivalry on the planet. But when your passion blinds your common sense, and writing integrity, it's time to step back and take stock, even just to take a minute to look at the bigger picture.
It's a once in a generation opportunity that the media gets to write about a team of this magnitude of greatness, this may never be repeated. In the Rugby League almanacs of the future, this team will spread across many chapters.
It will be such a shame for the southern media to look back in the decades to come and realise the opportunity they lost, having lived through the greatest ever origin period and failing collectively to capture great writing moments worthy of such an iconic sporting dynasty.
This catastrophic reporting from southern media, springs a phrase to mind coined by Australian social commentator Darren Hinch: "Shame, shame, shame".
Josh Hinds is a school chaplain on the Gold Coast, a family man and PSI's IT professional. Josh is an experienced writer on international sport.
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