SA males prefer Bok to beauty

2009-12-15 15:15

Cape Town - He is the most-capped and most successful Springbok captain of all time and the majority of Sport24 readers would rather come to his rescue, in a time of need, than one of the country’s most beautiful women.

Welcome to the world of Bok skipper John Smit, the man Sport24 readers – the majority of whom are males – would help before coming to the rescue of FHM beauty Lee-Ann Liebenberg.

Over 20 questions were put to Sport24 readers in an easy-to-use online survey in October. Questions ranged from simple personal details (age, sex, marital status), to online reading habits, to readers’ interests and then, of course some fun ‘would you rather’ questions.

One of the ‘would you rather’ questions raised the following scenario, ‘John Smit, late for a Currie Cup game (so you heard on the radio), and Lee-Anne Liebenberg (late for the swimsuit section of a beauty pageant) are both hitch-hiking, who do you pick up?’. Incredibly, nearly 63% of all participants in this survey (of whom just over 70% were male) said they would rather offer the Bok captain a lift!

In all, over 7,000 of Sport24s most loyal readers took part in this informative online survey; with Smit’s crushing ‘victory’ over the lovely Miss Liebenberg just one of the many interesting results – all of which proved just how much South African men live for their sport.

More than 70% of the survey participants would rather watch live sport than ‘play’ with their partners, whilst Smit once again topped the polls when readers were asked to choose their ultimate dinner partner – the Bok skipper (36%) beating off golfing legend Ernie Els (17%), Proteas captain Graeme Smith (15%) and Bok coach Peter de Villiers (10%).

Commenting on the fun results, and the resounding success of the survey on the whole, Sport24 Publisher Andrew ‘Tank’ Lanning said: “Sport24 is a hard-hitting brand for real sports enthusiasts.

“We have knowledgeable writers and readers – all of whom are not scared to make themselves heard. But, at the same time, the website also has a fun side to it and we wanted to know more about our readers in order to stay on top of our game.”

Stay tuned for more on this in-depth survey later this week, as we reveal some more habits of Sport24s beer-drinking, moisturiser-using and – of course – fervently passionate sports fans.

Who would you rescue in their time of need?


  • Rush - 2009-12-15 15:26

    You fing Moffies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Afrikaner - 2009-12-15 15:27

    I would hazard a guess that a different beauty would have elicited a different reaction - Charleze Theron or Minki van der Westhuizen, say? I prefer my beauties with less coffee in their capuccino.

  • kingpin - 2009-12-15 15:27

    The bok of course, that's just a tart on the left

  • Braaipak - 2009-12-15 15:32

    I would recognize John Smit which would make it easy. I don't know or care who that other person is so I don't give lifts to strangers.

  • pieto - 2009-12-15 15:40

    Sorry John. I may prefer to dine with you instead of Ernie and the others, but Lee-Anne can sit anywhere on me if there's a shortage of space in any sort of vehicle! It's thanks to all the gay Shark supporters that the answer wasdistorted!

  • Brian - 2009-12-15 15:44

    Any guy who prefers rugby to girls must be brain dead and gay...end of story!

  • LOLLY GUNN - 2009-12-15 15:45

    John Smit any day i feel the same as kinpin

  • Shawn - 2009-12-15 15:46

    Dudes Nooit !!! John or Lee ann, what a question. Lee Ann come on over to my place we can watch John on the TV together, anyday !!!

  • steve - 2009-12-15 15:50

    Smitty's chest is bigger than Lee-anne's.

  • Male Chauvinist - 2009-12-15 15:51

    Whoever said they'd rather come to the aid of the springbok must be a MOFFIE. That soft curves is much more apealling than,!!! mind you smits curves is also suspect and for that matter all the springboks is also moffies cant even beat those whitey's from ireland and england

  • Chucky - 2009-12-15 15:54

    LL - anytime. Have to consider future Boks! John can look after himself.

  • joe - 2009-12-15 15:56

    What a bunch of homos. Metro-sexuals are taking over the world.

  • Badger - 2009-12-15 15:58

    Ummmmmm, let's see, save John and have a buddy for life, share a couple of beers around a braai etc etc or save the tart and then be trashed like tomorrows garbage. I will go with the Bok. "NEXT" ???

  • @ Pieto - 2009-12-15 15:59

    Sorry to inform you but the shark supporters do not sing LIEFLING to any man..........You must be referring to the BB supporters.........

  • SA Male - 2009-12-15 16:02

    Nice to know that 63% would pick up a hooker on the side of the road.

  • Zirrel - 2009-12-15 16:09

    Sies man julle moffie ouens is almal bef%k of bebok

  • Jimbo - 2009-12-15 16:09

    I'd like to retract my vote after seeing the above to pictures!!!

  • JohanP - 2009-12-15 17:41

    Show me the most beautifull woman in the world, and I bet you I can find 3 men who are "sick and tired" of her shit

  • shark/bok for life - 2009-12-15 19:25

    Irrespective of the photo above. John will always be the winner, plus I score points from the wife, a John Smit fanatic.

  • marguerite - 2009-12-15 19:55

    Wow what an eye opener! Is it something in the water or the MM converted speaking? :) Hope it does not show how women are being taken for granted, but rather that superficial beauty is not what drives male South African internet users.

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  • Martin - 2009-12-16 11:14

    U guys crazy,Lee-Ann is the best!

  • Whammy - 2009-12-17 07:47

    The worst part would be, you help out John and he still ends up going home to a girl like Lee-Anne.

  • Whammy - 2009-12-17 08:32

    You rescue John and then he still ends up going home to a girl like Lee-Anne

  • Seeps - 2009-12-17 08:42

    all you tossers that carry on about the gay thing or moffie thing are clearly having issues with your sexuality......... The Bok captain, most decorated skipper in history and sharks player wins by a long shot!!!!!! Smittie would be a great mate to have and Leann would just go to her swimsuit shoot then back to her man so NO!!!

  • Werner van der Merwe - 2009-12-17 10:44

    Just one thing Afrikaner. Lee-Anne Liebenberg was in Roodepoort Hoërskool. Afrikaans as the come!

  • Afrikaner - 2009-12-18 10:05

    @werner - while she may be Afrikaans-speaking, she, like Allan Boesak, is most certainly not an Afrikaner (or I am Chinese.)

  • DARWINIA - 2009-12-20 20:48

    Lets go for sex appeal guys...i say john smit every time!

  • stokkie - 2010-01-18 17:42

    Vanilla is lekkerder as chocolate... Ek kies dus vir Oom John; hy's interessant en het iets tussen die ore (en dis nie opgeblaaste tiete nie)...

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