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

Sydney Kings Coach Will Weaver’s Hand Up for Boomers in Tokyo

It might be reasonable to speculate that the Boomers wanted Brett Brown for a coach at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to provide that extra nudge that will push Ben Simmons to wear yellow. It just might work and the indications are that Simmons wants to play representative basketball. Between now…Read More

LaMelo Ball Records Triple-Double in Hawks’ OT Win over Cairns

Youngest player to record a trip-double. That is the claim belonging, for the moment at least, to LaMelo Ball of the Illawarra Hawks of the NBL. To all appearances, Ball is auditioning for the 2020 NBA draft in late June of next year. Ball took a different path, skipping US….Read More

Cameron Smith Decides to Return to Storm for 2020 Campaign

While we wonder if we will live to see Melbourne Storm skipper Cameron Smith retire from the NRL, we nonetheless are glad to learn that he will be back for his 19th season in the Telstra 2020 NRL Premiership competition. After Melbourne’s exit from the 2019 NRL finals, it was…Read More