Super Rugby Competes for Attention Competes to Use Players

If it were puppies under discussion, Super Rugby would be the runt of the litter. Hardly a day passes without another emerging crisis in the code that seems destined for oblivion. New Zealand know the important thing is international rugby, so they restrict playing time for any All Blacks players…Read More

PointsBet Refunds Punter Bets on Super Bowl Prop Bet

News items involving bookie generosity are so rare that when encountered, it is as though the entire story is written in ALL CAPS.   The event was the NFL Super Bowl yesterday. For future purposes, Super Bowl 54 on Sunday, February 2 (Feb. 3 Oz calendar), 2020.   Kansas City…Read More

Rugby Australia Lays Groundwork for 2021 Broadcasts

There are just a few scant days until the 2020 season of Super Rugby gets underway. While we view the code as something to fill the time, roughly six weeks, until the start of the Telstra 2020 NRL Premiership competition, there are plenty of Super Rugby supporters who view the…Read More

NFL Serves Blasé Conference Championship Games

We hope than no one other than us had to bother with the NFL yesterday and its anticlimactic Conference Championship games. We were only doing our jobs, burning the figurative late-night candles to report on two gridiron games, both of which were nearly the relative equivalent of 2019’s AFL Grand…Read More

We Could Not Afford the Feather for Warne’s Baggy Green Cap

We do not possess any inkling of how much Shane Warne’s cricket cap will attract at auction, but give the bloke credit. We might have to modify our opinion of Warne, as we have often viewed him as a relentless self-promoter and a person a little too willing to weigh…Read More

NFL Playoff Punting Requires Vast Skill and Vaster Luck

It is Test Your Skill time for punters who enjoy some manner of plunge on the code of NFL football. The low-hanging fruit of the regular season is in the past; picking the winners of the playoffs will be a decidedly more difficult task. As a brief primer for the…Read More

Issues Larger Than Test Cricket Impact Sydney

As some who have battled for years to abandon the curse that is cigarette smoking, the air quality in and around Sydney and the other areas impacted by the bushfires in New South Wales is along those same lines, but thankfully does not contain addictive nicotine. In our younger days,…Read More

Asia Cup 2021 Will Find Boomers Relying on NBL Clubs

If most of the usual suspects are absent, is Australia’s national men’s basketball squad still the Boomers? Apparently so, as the team is preparing for their qualification matches for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup tournament that begins with a game agasint New Zealand’s Tall Blacks on 20 February 2020. It…Read More

NFL Week 14 Reveals Some Emperors with no Clothes

Some pundits see omens in everything, but punters who like having something on American gridiron might have gained some insights as the NFL moves into its final weeks of regular season play. One significant game was the one between the New England patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs. It was…Read More