How the dinosaurs got extinct

Anna Harms has drawn her first cartoon strip

ICC World Cup 2015 – New Zealand v Australia: One For the Ages

Almanacker Wayne Ball was at Eden Park for Saturday’s brilliant ICC 2015 World Cup Pool game between New Zealand and Australia, where the home side almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

An AFL Lockout is the Only Answer

I suspect Rohan Coooper’s debut piece will generate a response. The players have too much power, he argues.

Lou: Under-prepared Australians?

Lou has been stirred into action by the Australians’ performance at Eden Park.

Almanac Music: Brisbane music doco from 1988 (Part 1)

Here’s a nice find from Mark Young. (There’s actually a few parts to this Youtube find – this is the first of them.

A-League 1,000 – The Shuffle Edition

With the ICC World Cup continuing the AFL’s pre-season challenge getting underway and round 19 of the A-League promising some ripping match-ups, not for the first time this year, too much sport this weekend- to borrow from Roy & H.G – may be barely enough. Hamish Neal previews this weekend’s A-League action in which champion striker Archie Thompson clocks up his 200th appearance for Melbourne Victory.

Cricket Returns to S.A as Weekly Heat Cycle Breaks

Extreme heat has played havoc with competition cricket throughout South Australia in February. Top shelf Almanac supporter Brett Dutschke is a senior meteorologist at climate service Weatherzone and has some outstanding news for cricket-loving Croweaters.

Frankie’s Summer Training Program Revealed

Never one to deny his fans what they want, Frankie – the first dog taken in the 2012 Canine Draft shares his summer routine with the Almanac.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life : NAB Challenge Update

Cam Hooke checks in from the Nation’s capitol rallying the faithful as the Pies get set to meet Hawthorn in the opening match of the 2015 NAB Challenge

Getting off at Cubbie Station

Economist Alistair Watson with some thoughts on foreign investment, food production and water. [Al will be at Anson Cameron’s dinner tonight – Thursday]

2015 ICC World Cup : When Greatbatch Went Gonzo

As Australia and New Zealand get set to clash at Eden Park in the Cricket World Cup pool matches this weekend, ESPN’s Cricinfo takes us on a trip down memory lane and profiles a big hitting Kiwi who gave the Aussies no shortage of headaches in trans-Tasman cricket: Mark Greatbatch.

Richo (yes, THE Richo) is at East Coburg CC Thursday night

Richmond-lovers and lovers of the great man, Richo is live at East Coburg. Will be huge.

All welcome.

Almanac Music (Stereo Stories): Sooner or later one of us must know

Brian Nankervis’s touching and thought-provoking story written at the time his family were making arrangements for his dear father’s funeral. What would Bob Dylan have said?

Cricket-Nomics – the Economics of Cricket World Cup

Tim Harcourt looks at the economic impact of the ICC World Cup. [An important academic discipline, from the Airport Economist – JTH]

Almanac Weekend Reading : February 20-22

Another weekend, and another series of readings for your consideration from The Footy Almanac.

A-League Week 18 Preview – The Falling Over Edition

As the race to the title begins to get serious, Hamish Neal takes a look at this weekend’s action in the A-League.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: What Are You Looking Forward To This Season?

The excitement builds for Cam Hooke and his dedicated band of Woodspeople. With less than a week before the Pies NAB Challenge debut against Hawthorn, Cam Asks the faithful what they’re looking forward to this season?

Season 2015 – Wanna Volunteer with the Almanac?

The Almanac wants you. Read on…

Tremendous review of The Last Pulse

This book just keeps getting excellent reviews – and this one is entertaining as well.

Roy Hay: Is It Time for More Cooperation?

Some great analysis from Roy Hay and Tony Ward in Monday’s Guardian on how the numbers are telling us that it’s time Australia’s sporting bodies stopped warring and began cooperating for the greater good of fans.