Month: January 2018

Hungry Cats Roll the Bones with Ablett

The Geelong Cats may be taking a bit of a gamble in bringing back Gary Ablett, if having a two-time Brownlow medal winner on the side can be so characterised, but even if he were to split time with Patrick Dangerfield and Joel Selwood, it would be reasonable to think…Read More

New England Uproar after Radio DJ Insults Tom Brady’s Daughter

Early betting markets showed the New England Patriots as 4.5-point favourites over the Philadelphia Eagles. That spread has now grown to five points for Sunday’s (Monday AEDT) Super Bowl LII in Minnesota. It remains to be seen if margin will grow to six points, but it does not seem likely,…Read More

NRL Teams Scramble and Shuffle as 2018 Season Nears

It is not all that long before we can count on the NRL to provide something other than scandals to amuse us, so without further ado, here are some of the main story lines of late. Brisbane Broncos skipper Darius Boyd thinks he will be ready for the start of…Read More

Super Bowl LII Lineup Appears to be All about Halftime Show

Super Bowl LII (52) is all set and for NFL fans not living on the East Coast of the U.S., it looks to be a ho-hum game. The New England Patriots came back once again from the brink to overtake the Jacksonville Jaguars, earning their way into their kajillionith consecutive…Read More

Sense of Direction Fails Aussie Toby Price at Dakar Rally 2018

Aussie two-wheel racer Toby Price has had an interesting Dakar Rally. He encountered disaster in stage 10, as he and many others lost large chunks of time late in the stage by getting lost. Do GlobalPositioning Systems not function in South America? Are there no reliable maps? Recalculating. Price was…Read More

Kyrgios Barty Through Stosur Out 2018 Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios had little trouble with his first round opponent in the 2018 Australian Open. Kyrgios sent Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva off in straight sets. Kyrgios played the sort of match that would be expected of a high-ranked player against one much further down. Silva ascended as high as 63…Read More

Severed Bogut Heads Fail to Impede Boomers Cambage

A large, cardboard cutout of Andrew Bogut’s head was an attempt by fans of the Townsville Fire to put a damper on the productivity of Melbourne Boomers star Liz Cambage. The stunt apparently was more successful against Cambage’s teammates, however, as she herself produced 26 points, 13 rebounds and four…Read More

Dana White Rattles Saber, Jiggles Piggy Bank to Lure McGregor

Give him another couple of weeks, Dana; he will fight when he needs the money. That is our advice to Dana White, the UFC honcho who has resorted to threats to encourage his marquee, Conor McGregor, to come back to the UFC octagon. McGregor hauled in something in the vicinity…Read More