Bring back the 12th Man
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Bring back the 12th Man

Sydney : Australia | Mar 31, 2012 at 6:35 PM PDT
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Billy Birmingham 12th Man Richie Benaud Impersonation Tips

Do you remember laughing so hard you thought it is against the rules to have someone so funny. He’s been gone for a while now, and yes we all miss him (just say yes or you will disturb the comeback show). You’ll hear bits and pieces of his masterpieces from time to time and wonder….. go ahead Lara Bingle, ‘where the bloody hell are ya?’ It’s not 1 or 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10, 11, it’s 12. Yes the 12th Man, yes, silly billy himself, Billy Birmingham.

Now I don’t have to jog your memory about the impersonations and exaggerations (hey that rhymes) from the 12th Man. You’d know because you’d be on the flat of your back rolling around on the floor with belly-busting hysteria as if you caught the ‘silly billy disease’. C’mon, tell me some names, I want to hear the crowd chant ‘Billy’ and the ‘12th Man’. Richie Benaud and the commentary team, Maxie Walker and the male model from Mudgie Ken Sutcliffe, the tight shorts AFL controversy, Fatty and the Footy show with how many F’s (no swearing please), Popovich over the topovich, Poppy Vallyman-Dropoff and Nick ‘Azzizaflair’ Fuckanopolous (what is this word, you figure it out).

Ok, ok, enough flamin’ reminiscing, Billy you are coming back whether you like it or not. We’re going to grab you from ‘The Back Page’ on Fox Sports and bring you to the front page. We’re going to warm you up by having you be the 12th Man literally at a Under 10’s North Sydney cricket club match, coming up with the ‘Billy knows how’ concept of things to do to keep everyone happy and occupied. You don’t know what it’s like Billy, not having those belly-busting belly laughs anymore. We’ve replayed to the death all the other memorable CDs and tapes. Now it’s time for some fresh comical mayhem.

Alright people out there, let’s brain storm, in fact, let’s Billy-storm. What would be an absolutely awesome scenario for the next 12th Man - The Biggest Loser and Celebrity Overhaul (we’ll make them laugh to lose weight), MasterChef and My Kitchen Rules (don’t burn down the kitchen), Backyard Blitz (what about the front yard), the English Premier League and Champions League (here we go, here we go, here we go and you’re a champion if you watch the Champions league) and UFC and surfing and motorcross on Fuel TV where you can fight off a shark or duel it out in mid-air on a motorbike (let’s keep it to the cage please).

So, we’re starting the let’s ‘bring back the Bill’ (and the 12th Man) foundation…who’s with me.

LittleIrishman is based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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