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So born and bred in Pretoria and my whole very conservative Afrikaner family tree branches out throughout the “noord transvaal” so when saying that you probably don’t need to be a brain surgeon to figure out that I’m a loud and proud “BLOU BUL” supporter!!! (And I don’t wanna hear anything about the colour pink ok??)

Now I just wanna emphasize the fact that this is part of our culture here in Pretoria. In grade one kids in other provinces learn to sing the national anthem, we are only allowed to sing the “Bulls anthem” 🙂

One-day in grade 1 the teacher heard my friend asking me if my dad also supported the WP and I said no he supports the KP! (referring to the Political Party at that stage) 🙂 I didn’t know that there were any other teams playing?

I mean, I’m sure your mom also have the birthday calendar behind the toilet door right? With the birth dates of all the aunties and uncles who you’ve never even met before… My mom had every Bulls players birthday on there as well, updated yearly!! Thank god for twitter and Facebook otherwise she would have still tried and call Franchois Hougaard on he’s birthday!
Anyhow…

The point I’m trying to make is that we are a completely different species us Bulls… Don’t try to understand us cause you won’t! We’ve only had one cd in the car on our way to holiday (from grade 1 up to gr 12). Everything in Dad’s bar is proudly Bulls branded! My first born’s only baby grow was bought at Loftus!! And if it’s a girl now lately there’s pink available too! While growing up in my teens I tried to hide from it, I really did but it was impossible!! Bulls was like the fat “tannie” in your family that would find you and pinch those cheeks in front of everyone no matter where you hide .. they’ll find you!

Then I started Varsity and you don’t get closer to Loftus… So Tuks of Niks here we come!! I was day student and the 1st initiation I had was a lesson on who played what position in the Currie Cup cause let me tell you if you had any hope of picking up one of the Tuks 1st team rugby oukies you had to know your shit!

So with all of their phone numbers and numerous lessons out of my mom’s bluebulls stats book, I relatively easy got the handle on things and my mom was sooooooo proud of me! In my final year of Varsity when I graduated she gave me ALL her memorabilia! (I shit you not)

As if my mom wasn’t proud enough my sister and I decided to show of our young bodies (this was a few years back ok?) and not where??… At Loftus Versveld during the Currie Cup finals nogals!! The idea was to attract a bit of attention and hopefully meet an eligable young bachelor you can bring home to meet the parents sometime.. So we painted ourselves bulls blue – completely blue… and for bottoms took the bulls flags and wrapped it around our waists .. We bought whiskey tot-packs and hid them in our bra’s. So actually we were 32 C’s but at Bulls games we were 38 DD’s!! Loaded the Cadac and Coolerbox on Sarie (my Varsity Mazda Bakkie) and off we went…

So the idea of attracting “a little” attention completely blew up in our faces when Absa decided to choose us as the winning Bulls supporters, gave us a red coach on the field to watch the game on, and we got to run onto the field just before the team came running up through that tunnel! Ok so there and then I shatted myself!! It all clicked and I knew why Bulls supporters are all soooooo passionate!! Best day of my life… And to top it all off the next Monday I was driving old Sarie to campus when a little black boy came running towards my window trying to get me to buy the Beeld.. At first I waved him away but then my eye caught the FRONTPAGE … Holy mother of Loftus Versveld there were my sis and I in all our glory painted blue…. printed on the coverpage… I almost drove Sarie into a Jacaranda tree…

So my mom still have the lifesize Beeld frontpage framed,hanging in the living room! The whole “noord transvaal family branch” was sent a copy!

I accepted my fate and still today remain a proud Bulls supporter, superbru and tweet all the players on their birthdays! Both my sons probably yelled “skop hom Frikkie” before they said “mommy” and we still play the Bulls song when we braai!

NOU die BLOU!!!

For more info on our Bulls culture kindly go to:
http://www.thebulls.co.za/home.aspx