A meditation from Peter Baulderstone on golf, life and the final round duel between Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson at Royal Troon.
Peter Baulderstone enjoyed the Avenging Eagle’s chicken rolls, the replay of Rake and his Eagles win over Essendon (in that order). Perhaps the Eagles can rise from their slump like Cleaver Greene.
Peter Baulderstone remembers Muhammad’s Ali life as it unfolded and his impact in changing the culture and attitudes in the 60s.
Peter Baulderstone watched Gary Ablett Jnr rage against the dying of the light on Sunday. Not so much a match report as a reflection on the significance of second acts in all our lives.
Port Adelaide’s descent into thuggery reminded Peter Baulderstone of their past ‘heroes’ like Grave Danger and ‘Chicken’ Hayes. Any Eagles away win is a good win. A fizzling cracker of a game (and Eagles season to date).
Peter Baulderstone loved every minute of footy on the weekend. The underdogs triumphed and his Eagles vanquishers. But the highlight was hearing the boy next door kick the footy alone in the dark after his Navy Blues won again against the odds. (Poetry Warning: Swish – contains Bobby Gibson reference).
Peter Baulderstone reckons his Eagles were ordinary (and won by 10 goals). Collingwood is “a shiver looking for a spine to crawl up” (op cit – former #1 ticket holder).
Peter Baulderstone saw his Eagles demolish an insipid bunch of Tiggers last night. Rulebook’s analysis flattered them last week.
Peter Baulderstone asks what Marshall Foch, Ross Lyon, James Alexander Gordon, Ernie Els and Jason Day have in common? He’ll just have to settle for his Eagles and Jason Day winning ugly.
Peter Baulderstone writes exclusively for the Almanac from his locked ward at the Royal Melbourne. Typing in a straight jacket was tricky, but unlike his Eagles he bravely soldiered on.
Peter Baulderstone is disturbed by the hatred and trivialisation of American society and its presidential politics. He seeks explanations from their sport.
Peter Baulderstone takes advantage of the Almanac’s recent disappearance from cyber-space to suggest that sports history should really have ceased last September. You know it makes sense.
Hawthorn and East Fremantle premiership player, and former Hawks, Eagles and Sharks coach, Ken Judge passed away today. Peter Baulderstone shares some memories.
Diggers fought the Battle of Brisbane in WW2 to defend Australian women from “overpaid, oversexed and over here” GI’s. Peter Baulderstone reckons it’s time to get down to Etihad and continue the tradition.
Peter Baulderstone and the Avenging Eagle extend Festivus greetings from Perth. Ghosts and glad tidings of seasons past.
So what are the young cricket crowd saying? [Thinking?] And who is in a cricket crowd? And in cricket terms what is a WASP? Peter Baulderstone had been at the cricket and sends us this comment.
Peter Baulderstone is sitting at fine leg at the Lillee Marsh stand end of the WACA. He promises regular updates until Swan Draught or WACA Bingo counts him out.
The Almanac and the AFL are joining forces in the first ever trade week for footy writers. Some of the old stagers will be put out to pasture or writing in new colours next season (according to Peter Baulderstone). Any other nominations?
Everything (and more) that you wanted to know about the West Coast Eagles 2015 but were afraid to ask
Peter Baulderstone is sick of the endless drivel from the Melbourne media about the Hawks dynasty. Last years rooster is this year’s Tony Abbott. He channels popular culture to explain the glorious Eagles team and playing style to the uninformed Eastern States observer.
Peter Baulderstone and the Zestok Orao (Avenging Eagle in Croatian) continue their epic European odyssey with a reflection on a weekend where life reflects sports reflects opportunity, chance and achievements (big and small).