Peter Baulderstone meditates on the nature of success and building sporting dynasties, with an imagined conversation between Alastair Clarkson and thoroughbred visionary Colin Hayes.
Kate Birrell and Jim Pavlidis eat your heart out. [The work of P. Baulderstone, being amusing - JTH]
The Minister for Homeland Security writes to warn about the increased terrorist threat, and that only Team Australia can be supported after Saturday.
Peter Baulderstone pays tribute to the 2014 Brownlow Medallist Matt Priddis. A triumph for footballers over athletes; work rate over talent; durability over the spectacular; and humility over ego and macho.
There wasn’t much to talk about in his Eagles desultory win over the struggling Demons, so Peter Baulderstone thought he would focus on a man close to both clubs in Neale Daniher.
Peter Baulderstone remembers a time when greatness was within his grasp, and the weight of expectation let it all slip. Just like his Eagles let an almost certain finals berth slip away after half time against the Bombers.
Peter Baulderstone expected a contest but got an unexpected surprise. Are his Eagles that good or are Collingwood that bad?
Peter Baulderstone finds evidence to support his faith in Adam Simpson as the man to transform his Eagles. The Crows need deafeners, concussion plates, block winkers and a change of stables.
Peter Baulderstone saw ‘blood in the water’ at the Subiaco Pool last night. Tiger Tyrannosaurus is expected to face the War Crimes Tribunal for bringing down the Eagles leader with a cowardly act.
Peter Baulderstone muses on the role and effectiveness of swearing in entertaining the crowd and furthering debate. Don’t like it? STFU and SIUYAWYAI.
Peter Baulderstone had a great sporting weekend. AFL did not feature high on his list. Are others struggling to maintain the passion when local footy and elite international sport offers so much?
Peter Baulderstone watched the rugby league State of Origin 2. He saw the future of AFL, and the past of NRL. He would like his 2 hours back.
Peter Baulderstone has stopped caring about his Eagles performances this season. The reduced pressure on players and spectator alike produced encouraging results on Saturday.
This week Peter Baulderstone gets all nostalgic for the passing of 70’s rock singers, dramatic images of beautiful horses with stupid owners, and old woollen footy jumpers where the owners think the Socceroos can win the World Cup. Check out these romantic yarns from the sporting web.
Peter Baulderstone pays tribute to Darren Glass as one of the toughest, most resilient competitors in the modern era.
Peter Baulderstone is suddenly uninterested in the AFL for inexplicable reasons. He introduces some articles from US sports websites about greed, strategy, gambling and beer. Always an interesting combination.
Peter Baulderstone writes from the Graylands psychiatric ward on the ‘performance’ of his Eagles against the Kangaroos.
Peter Baulderstone finds himself enjoying the game more than he expected. Josh Kennedy gives him hope, and Blake awakens the inner 9yo in all of us.
Peter Baulderstone has given up on footy and his Eagles. He went to the movies on Sunday afternoon, but he still didn’t like what he saw.
Peter Baulderstone is joining the Waikato Chiefs. His Eagles keep losing in the same incompetent, boneheaded way. He just wants them to find a way of beating the opposition instead of themselves.