Month: January 2017

American College Gridiron Back in Australia in 2017

C’mon Aussie! That was the cry raised over the news that Sydney has landed an upgraded American gridiron game compared to the opener from last season, when California v Hawaii drew well over 60,000 Aussie fans to ANZ Stadium. This year’s exhibition will be the Stanford University Cardinals v the…Read More

War of Words Betwixt Mayweather and McGregor Unabated

There is an oft-repeated response in Philadelphia whenever it is time to stop the verbal sparring and get to the real decider: “You got the talkin’ part done.” Problem is, we do not believer that Conor McGregor will ever have the talking part done, judging solely from the sheer volume…Read More

Lights Shine on Warner Whilst Young Head Notches First Ton

Lost in the glare of David Warner’s recent equaling of Sachin Tendulkar for most 150s in ODI cricket was the fact that his partner for the occasion, where the combination posted 284 runs to rank well up the all-time list for ODI totals, Travis Head, notched his very first ODI…Read More

Formula 1 Seeks Parity Betwixt Rich and Poor Racing Teams

The new owners of the Formula 1 Championship would like to change the rules to make the possibility of an underdog winning the season more of a possibility by taking steps to close the gap betwixt the Have’s (Mercedes) and the Have Not’s (most of the other teams). In business,…Read More

Tiger Woods Effusive Praise of Jason Day Could be Psych Job

It is certainly not a case of damnation by faint praise when it comes to Tiger Wood’s remarks concerning the rise by Jason Day to the peak of the world golf rankings. Fourteen-time major champion Woods said that he had been impressed by Day’s climb and that at 29 years…Read More

Chinese Move to Limit Soccer Imports Could Affect Socceroos

Well, it was only a matter of, and high time as well, for the Chinese Super League to adopt the traditional protectionist thinking that kept the entire country sheltered from excessive foreign influence for centuries. New quotas for international players have slowed the emigration by English footballers, but that approach…Read More

Jonathan Brown Has Go at Senior Division Cricket for Yarraville

If we are to believe historical accounts, cricket players came up with Australian Rules football as a way to maintain their fitness during the cricket offseason. It seems only fitting, then, that ex Brisbane Lion Captain Jonathan Brown is working the equation in the opposite direction. Exchanging his footy boots…Read More

Adelaide 36ers Demolishing Opponents in NBL Dominance Display

The Adelaide 36ers have been, if we can be excused of the sine of understatement, been on a bit of a tear of late, posting double-digit wins over hapless opponents, with the Brisbane Bullets the latest victim of Adelaide’s run. The tourists were ugly visitors to Brisbane’s Brett Maher Court,…Read More

Venus Williams Through to Third Round Abandons Doubles

Venus Williams says that the questions about her age never grow old and she has become quite adept at replying, since at 36 years of age, she has outlasted more than a few great players. For the record, 36 is 252 in dog years and may even be older in…Read More

Patriots Care Not Whit One About Steeler Coach Tomlin’s Remarks

Disguised blessings and precious metal lined clouds would seem to sum up the season of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The four-game ban served by Brady did nothing other than preserve the prolific quarterback. If New England Coach Bill Belichick is truly the coaching genius often claimed by…Read More