The readers of The Gurgler have spoken, and they have decided that Jarryd Hayne is the Jerk of the Month for August 2017.
He is the second rugby league player of the year to join the list of Jerks of the Month, Mitchell Moses being the first in April. Perhaps Gold Coast fans will be hoping that Jarryd Hayne kicks on like Mitchell Moses has post-Jerk award.
Having seen off his club coach and Origin coach in consecutive weeks, he continued to put in another very ordinary performance on the field for the Titans for a million dollar player just to cement the fact that he is Jerk worthy.
With one game to go he is unlikely to turn around the thoughts on his 2017 performance before the season ends, so Titans fans will be hoping he can turn it around for 2018. If he doesn’t another Jerk of the Month nomination may be waiting, as well as a big fat cheque from somewhere on the French Riviera.
There was a three way tie for second, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Foxtel/BeIn Sports/EFL and Middle Lane Loafers all falling just short. Two are football related, one is the best player in the world who seems a little arrogant, the other is an arrogant EFL holding their TV rights to ransom, and the associated Foxtel and BeIn Sports treating customers like fools. The EFL knows there are die-hard fans, but shouldn’t overestimate people’s willingness to pay for a second tier and below competition. Middle lane loafers are less arrogant but as annoying.
The rest weren’t far off either, and nary a Tennis Jerk in sight this month. There’s still a US Open to go.
See you again next month for a fresh batch of nominees, and the usual suspects. Looking at you TJs.
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