Month: July 2019

NRL Lobs Us an Irresistible Language Softball Courtesy of Cleary

As ink-stained wretches who ply language (butcher might be the better adjective) day-in-day-out, we are naturally intrigued by some of the idiosyncrasies of our language. In our cases, the proper term might be idiot-syncracies, but that is a topic for another time. So, when Penrith Panthers’ coach Ivan Cleary was…Read More

Last Year’s Mercedes F1 Procession More So in 2019.

Mercedes to win the constructors’ title for the 2019 F1 Championship series would seem a foregone conclusion. If Mercedes were a Thoroughbred name of Winx, the quote on the constructors’ market would be something like $0.99. Ten of 21 races have been held and save the fluke win by Max…Read More

Candidates for Titans Coach Prove the Existence of Optimism

It did not require quite as long as we might have expected for the name of Wayne Bennet to be raised as the replacement for recently sacked Gold Coast Titans coach Garth Brennan. The picture being depicted by Titans’ executives is that a failure to produce a competent rugby club…Read More

State of Origin III Will Decide Issue Between Queensland and NSW

There are some sports codes where it is frowned upon to be less than forthcoming about a player’s actual physical status. It works both directions. An injury may be hidden in order not to give the opposition the freedom to plan a strategy that varies greatly due to the secret…Read More