Sports News ... Medicos who took Lions legend J. Brown off the paddock are now examining Timbo Carmody ... It has been a brutal season ... The risk of playing a concussed Carmody ... Is Can Do as smart as Joh? ... Sports editor Erik Jekyll reports
STILL no news from the concussion ward about whether controversial selection for next CJ of Queensland, Tim (Errors) Carmody will be fit to play.
As earlier reported, Timbo suffered severe self-inflicted injuries during media interviews. Then he was slugged by veteran defender, John (Jihad) Muir, in what many thought at the time to be a season-ending injury.
During last Friday's morning prayers, the supreme religious leader, Daphnis de Jersey, issued an edict that all hostilities end.
His Holiness' edict echoed identical orders from secular leaders, including Arts & Crafts Minister Ian (Put-a-Sock-In-It) Walker and Can Do Newman, who ordered everyone back to work.
But both religious and secular orders were ignored by the brave souls of the Queensland Bar Council, who took another swing at Tim. The Bar 'n Grill joined calls for Timbo to decline to play as captain.
In other sporting news, after receiving another heavy knock last weekend, Brisbane Lions legend, Jonathan Brown, has accepted medical and family advice to hang up the boots.
Having reasoned with Brown, medical experts in the concussion ward are now working on Timbo.
Long-term observers describe this season as the most brutal in living memory.
Legends of the game, Tony Fitzgerald QC and Gary Crooke QC, wrote that if Timbo took on the captain's role it "would lead to a decade or more of controversy and ill-will which would seriously damage the administration of justice in Queensland".
Students of judicial politics in Queensland have rushed to consult Professor Evan Whitton's Sporting Almanac Can of Worms.
This season of "bring back the biff" is being compared with 1981. That year a compromise candidate for CJ was found after Premier Joh's first choice, Bob Andrews, aroused great controversy.
Cunning old Joh gave way to Liberal Party resistance, and Wally Campbell was selected. Joh played the long game and Andrews got the top spot in 1985.
Is Can Do as smart as Joh?
Will he risk all by playing concussed Carmody?
In his present condition and recent form, Carmody is likely to put in a shocker if he plays in the pivotal role as CJ.
Should he spend a quiet spell on the District Court before having further greatness thrust upon him by an admiring State?
Will Can Do follow the Book of Joh? Can he find a compromise candidate for the soon to be vacant CJ position?
Conservative candidates range from elderly statesman John (Safe Pair of Hands) Byrne to David Jackson (The Younger).
Byrne is a crowd favourite, having played at the top level since 1989 and still takes on hard cases.
Young Jacko has shown great flair and a prodigious work ethic since his section by the LNP in 2012 to play for the Supremes.
The choice between a concussed Carmody and a fully-fit compromise candidate seems like a no-brainer.
What would Joh do?