Peter Baulderstone is contractually obligated to report on Eagles home games. He has asked Almanac management to treble his pay.
True heroes like Pele, Senna and Gough need only one name. Most remember the commentary doyen, but Peter Baulderstone reflects on Richie the cricketer and the power of imagination.
The AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal verdict reminded Peter Baulderstone of Judas, Pilate and the High Priests. Easter greetings to all.
Peter Baulderstone launches (lunches?) into the Foody Almanac with the origins of his love for pasties. Who would have thought that footy, childhood and sex would be at the root of our food fancies. Are you a pie or a pastie person?
Beau Waters retired yesterday after 120 games over 12 seasons. Peter Baulderstone pays tribute to his favourite current day footballer. A good footballer but an off-field champ.
Peter Baulderstone transcribes a message from the Captain of Team Australia.
Bill Simmons “the Sports Guy” and Editor-in-Chief of Grantland (the world’s biggest sporting website) has come up with a system for deciding the MVP in the NBA. A Chicago reader pointed out that it is the same system used for the Brownlow Medal in “the best sport on earth”. Bill thinks Australia is pretty cool.
Peter Baulderstone watched Day 3 at the Gabba dazzle like a Mozart symphony. Can we cancel the 50 over World Cup flog, and make this an 8 Test series?
Peter Baulderstone surveys the 2014 Knacker writing season. What team of writers came out on top for the (time honoured) Knacker Premiership flag? What does our writing say about our club? And how does our team shape our writing?
Peter Baulderstone invites all Perth Knackers (authors; website writers; readers and hangers-on) for beer; barbie and buying LOTS of Almanac 2015 books on Wednesday 10 December. Xmas Truce – Hostilities Suspended. DKerr sends his apologies this year.
Peter Baulderstone is angry with the continued post-career implosion of the lives of star Eagles. Is there a better way of guiding the futures of one-dimensional on-field warriors? Contributions welcomed.
Inspired by his literary heroes (Haiku Bob, Dr Seuss and RFlanagan) Peter Baulderstone ghost writes DBeams farewell note to Collingwood.
Peter Baulderstone holds his nose after Australia’s “miracle” last over ODI win against Pakistan at the home of cricket in Abu Dhabi. The ICC must think we are all mugs. World Cup – who cares?
Peter Baulderstone was wondering where he had heard the Bulldogs President’s speech before? He thinks he knows who the next coach will be.
Peter Baulderstone noticed some AFL merchandise collector’s items at the newsagent. “Official” Ryan Griffen/Adam Cooney Bulldogs and Dayne Beams Collingwood 2015 calendars anyone?
Peter Baulderstone saw a great movie on the weekend, and wonders who is the ‘Gone Girl’ in the Essendon saga? And what does each of these modern fables tell us about how we choose to understand our “truth”?
A link to Melbourne Football Club’s video montage tribute to the artist made footballer Robbie Flower. Monet in red and blue with white shorts. Your memories welcomed.
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]