The People’s Elbow deserves a spot on the Carlton Board. We should launch a campaign. He seems to see things for what they are. [Put him in a room with The Wrap and they may solve the Middle East crisis]
The Buzz cut? Say it ain’t so. Litza reviews the surprising inclusions and a staggering exclusion from the list of Carlton’s 150 greatest players.
The People’s Elbow says this Carlton is “corrosive to the human spirit”. [That's a very Blues-centric position - Ed]
AFL Round 2 – Richmond v Carlton: The People’s Elbow – A Chronicle of the Extraordinary Adventures of Bryce Gibbs’ Testicles
Where is David Parkin’s brain when you need it? The People’s Elbow is, as expected, fairly fired up this week.
Litza with some thoughts on Carlton’s search for a song to run onto the ground to, and some timely comments on what it takes to be a sports administrator in 2014. [The premise which is the basis of this argument could form the philosophical foundation upon which is built a significant, and highly entertaining, body of work - Ed].
Cricket Classic: Mike Brearley, Faf Du Plessis, Demis Roussos, Kurt Tippett, Paul Kelly’s ‘Careless’ and Trudy Kelly’s cakes (observations on the day’s play in the spirit of ‘The Interrogative Mood’)
Craig Little has produced one of the most poetic and original match reports in the history of the game. This is not just about a day’s cricket, it’s about our age. (A fair dinkum Almanac classic. Have just moved it back to the home page after Ned’s comment – Ed)
Fans of footy and invective rejoice, Litza unloads full throttle on his hapless Blues. Early signs are promising for a stellar season from the People’s Elbow. (Includes adult Elbowisms – Ed]
The Pre-Season Elbow: A Look at Carlton’s List for 2014 (Part IV): Handcuffing Levi Casboult to Zach Tuohy
The latest in Litza’s series of in-depth looks at the Carlton list: the ones who didn’t make his top five. Who is the good bad guy, who is moonlighting from ‘The Castle’, and who is the other new Diesel?
Litza takes an even deeper look at Carlton’s squad and laments there is no Michael Voss to solve the Blues list management problems anymore.
Craig Little runs a jaundiced yet hopeful eye over the dance card at Princes Park. Which sleeping beauties will be kissed by Prince Mick and invited to the dance with Litza?
Litza has something of a rule – he’ll only emotionally invest in five players on Carlton’s list. Sometimes, it’s about the courage. Sometimes, it’s about the hair. And sometimes, he just has to let them go.
This is an extract from Litza’s foreword in The Footy Almanac 2013. [Great to have The People's Elbow flying in this year's Almanac - ed]
Pop! Goes the Punt: Emirates Stakes Day – Islands in the Stream (or, mapping the downfalls of Janine Turner and Beven Addinsall)
Litza found another good priced winner for Oaks Day to prove that a fevered mind is as good as a form guide during the Spring Carnival. Gear changes for Emirates Day include Dolly Vardon winkers on our filly.
Litza is not giving Cup disappointments a Side Glance. Its onwards and upwards (in flying cars) to Thursday’s Oaks. Losing feels better with a bit of Cash in the pocket.
Pop! Goes the Punt: Cup Day – I don’t think you ready for this jelly, I don’t think you ready for this jelly
Litza is all ready for the big day, with his latest inspirations including belated Beyoncé, Caddyshack, and the big question – is Captain Carlton the worst mascot of all time?
It’s time to send the children out of the room. Litza offers his Derby Day selections. You know you only read it for the post-modernist analysis, not the pictures. Last time I checked he was doing a better job than Crio’s Crew at keeping you out of the poor house.
Litza shares his top-three all-time hardest losses to take in sport. Sure, one is fictional, but no less devastating. What light can it shed on race 2 on Saturday?
Pop! Goes the Punt: Caulfield Cup Day, Cranbourne and the Vic Derby – Reality Bites, the Generation X Guide to Tipping (aka ‘meh’, no collects last week)
There’s gold in Litza’s weekly racing thread. Perhaps not the financial kind like Crio’s 15/1 winner. Litza has pictures of Michelle Pfeiffer in that dress. Desperates of all kinds should read on.
Pop! Goes the Punt: Managatang Cup Day (aka Caulfield Guineas Day) – On a Winner with Sandra Bullock’s Yoga Shorts or Losing Your Shirt Entirely
Litza’s tips for Caulfield, brought to you by girls who don’t wear very much. (Warning: contains nudity. And Miley Cyrus.)
Pop culture goes to the races: Litza brings you the Breaking Bad guide to the weekend at Royal Randwick and Flemington.