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Australian rugby star reportedly rebuffs Seahawks

Typing the name “Greg Inglis” into the search box on this page will bring up two separate entries.  (I know this because I did it before typing this story.)

The first story indicates that the Broncos and the Bills have expressed interest in the Australian rugby star.  The other story indicates that the Jets are interested, too.  (The third story mentions him in connection with a really fast Australian, who possibly discovered his speed while outrunning dingos as a baby.)

Now, an Australian publication known as the Herald Sun reports (via Brian McIntyre of NorthwestFootball.net) that the Seahawks recently made a “secret approach” to Inglis, which he “rejected.”

Frankly, we’re starting to think that all this talk of NFL teams being interested in Inglis could be coming from Inglis or someone representing him, in the hopes of leveraging his rugby club into doing whatever Inglis and/or the persons representing him what the rugby club to currently do.

So we’re boycotting any further Greg Inglis stories, unless and until he comes to the U.S. to sign a contract, try out for a team, or eat at an Outback Steakhouse.

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21 Responses to “Australian rugby star reportedly rebuffs Seahawks”
  1. robert ethen says: Jun 6, 2010 4:39 PM

    NFL is more interested in the guys who didn’t bother to try to outrun the dingos as babies, but killed them and ate them raw, instead.

  2. TFBuckFutter says: Jun 6, 2010 5:04 PM

    “in the hopes of leveraging his rugby club into doing whatever Inglis and/or the persons representing him what the rugby club to currently do.”
    Ohhh, you good sentence write.

  3. God's Own Silver and Blue says: Jun 6, 2010 5:08 PM

    “Frankly, we’re starting to think that all this talk of NFL teams being interested in Inglis could be coming from Inglis or someone representing him, in the hopes of leveraging his rugby club into doing whatever Inglis and/or the persons representing him what the rugby club to currently do.”
    In which (if any) parallel universe does this long sentence make any grammatical sense whatsoever?

  4. stan26 says: Jun 6, 2010 5:25 PM

    Now if you could ignore stuff about Favre, Big Ben and a litany on the Vikes this site would definitely improve.

  5. Raider3:16 says: Jun 6, 2010 6:00 PM

    Well at least there is” one” story you won’t write

  6. DT79 says: Jun 6, 2010 6:24 PM

    Does anyone edit these posts? Does your version of MS Word not have grammar check? Horrible.

  7. The Wishbone says: Jun 6, 2010 6:52 PM

    @ Florio,
    Hey, dumbass. Australians don’t eat at Outback. And they don’t drink Foster’s beer, either. They’re not morons.
    Oh, and you should proofread…the fourth paragraph doesn’t make any sense.

  8. zuka says: Jun 6, 2010 7:19 PM

    Hi,
    I’m from Australia and study media at a university in Inglis’s city, Melbourne.
    Firstly, the Herald Sun is a joke of a newspaper. If you don’t believe me, compare their homepage to that of an actual newspaper (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/).
    People here call it “The Footy Sun” because most of their revenue stream comes from stories about football/rugby, and most of their stories are baseless gossip. I think it’s similar to the New York Post in that regard.
    My point is, you honestly can’t believe a word of what is reported in this newspaper as it’s not a trusted source of information.
    Inglis’s club, the Melbourne Storm, were recently discovered to have dodged the salary cap big time in the National Rugby League. His contract is being renegotiated because the previous contract involved giving him giant wads of cash in brown paper bags.
    That’s why Florio’s theory of this being a bunch of bullshit concocted by Inglis’s agent to gain leverage makes sense – everybody at that club is in contract negotiation mode.
    Also, Inglis got arrested a few months back for punching his girlfriend in the face. If you’re going to talk about an Australian football star coming to the US, talk about someone that deserves it like Israel Folau.
    Cheers,
    Zuka

  9. Pantherfan10 says: Jun 6, 2010 7:21 PM

    So we’re boycotting any further Greg Inglis stories, unless and until he comes to the U.S. to sign a contract, try out for a team, or eat at an Outback Steakhouse.
    ———-
    I’m calling bullshit on this, you speculate on every stupid thing. If Steve Smith farts you’re the type of person that would speculate what he had for lunch.

  10. The_Emperor says: Jun 6, 2010 7:33 PM

    “Outrunning dingoes as a baby”
    Really? Doesn’t anyone else find this as kinda prejudiced?

  11. robert ethen says: Jun 6, 2010 8:07 PM

    Emperor…..You’re thinking of “Outrunning dagos as a baby”.
    That’s what the Celts had to do.

  12. TFBuckFutter says: Jun 6, 2010 8:13 PM

    “zuka says:
    June 6, 2010 7:19 PM
    Also, Inglis got arrested a few months back for punching his girlfriend in the face. If you’re going to talk about an Australian football star coming to the US, talk about someone that deserves it like Israel Folau. ”
    Sounds like a bidding war may erupt then.
    The Steelers will definitely be getting involved.

  13. Jimmy in Oz says: Jun 6, 2010 8:15 PM

    I’m Australian, Zuka is right, this story is garbage.
    @ The_Emporer: Why care about Florio’s quips? PFT is a news aggregation website, they collect the news in one place so we don’t have to search. You think anyone comes here for Florio’s ideas, jokes, or football insight?

  14. efangule says: Jun 6, 2010 8:44 PM

    So we’re boycotting any further Greg Inglis stories, unless and until he comes to the U.S. to sign a contract, try out for a team, or eat at an Outback Steakhouse.
    ——
    Can you please do this for every single one of your stories that only has anonymous sources?
    THANKS!!

  15. AutumnWind999 says: Jun 6, 2010 11:05 PM

    Frankly, we’re starting to think that all this talk of NFL teams being interested in Inglis could be coming from Inglis or someone representing him, in the hopes of leveraging his rugby club into doing whatever Inglis and/or the persons representing him what the rugby club to currently do.
    ——-
    Aren’t 90% of the pro sports stories reported on basically the same thing? Agents floating rumors to the media to get more money or a better situation for their clients? Why is this one any different?

  16. Stewart says: Jun 6, 2010 11:12 PM

    Go onto Youtube and watch Greg Inglis play, he is a Aussie Version of Andre Johnson.

  17. tatum32 says: Jun 7, 2010 12:15 AM

    He has better things to do then get his ass kicked over here. With pads is definitely more violent then without (aside from the nut twists, and eye gouging).

  18. ibleedaquaorange says: Jun 7, 2010 12:41 AM

    “Hey, dumbass. Australians don’t eat at Outback.”
    ———
    They do, actually, you should see the wait on weekends. Though it’s definitely 2nd rate to the American version (like everything else).

  19. zuka says: Jun 7, 2010 2:03 AM

    He’s really not. He’s the Aussie version of Rocky Bernard (okay player, punches chicks in the face for fun)

  20. Tjmat says: Jun 7, 2010 6:47 AM

    You schmucks come here every day. You read his articles, then post, not about the article, but your hatred for the monitor. Its the same morons, every day, just waking up from working that 3rd shift at 7eleven. Maybe you got tired yesterday of asking people if they would “like that supersized”, eh ?
    …..and then you come back here again, and again, and again…….
    and every time you hit that link, the man gets paid…..
    Good for you Florio. You play to your crowd.
    idiots…….

  21. mob_barley says: Jun 9, 2010 4:34 PM

    Rugby? Say it ain’t so Seahawks!

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