Peter Baulderstone heard Kerry OKeefe compliment George Bailey for having ‘Sticky Fingers’. With the Rolling Stones set to tour not long after the Ashes Series, can you suggest a Test lineup based on Stones’ titles? Is “I can’t get no Satisfaction” on high rotation in the England dressing room?
Peter Baulderstone’s joy at England’s humiliation in Adelaide, has been matched in recent memory only by the Dockers implosion on Grand Final day. Are there common causes in their joyless approach to the game?
Peter Baulderstone reflects on the life and miracle of Nelson Mandela. Mandela used sport to communicate and inspire. Sport used Mandela to find the ‘better angels’ in its own nature, and in those who play and watch it.
Invers writes for us from his Tahiti base, with a review of Gabba performances and the possible lineup for Adelaide. He is relying on us to keep Australia’s momentum going, and salvage his reputation. Nominations please.
Peter Baulderstone offers the companion piece to last week’s blog from top Irish hurling player Conor Cusack about his journey with severe depression. Conor’s even more illustrious brother Donal Og is profiled in this article about his ‘coming out’ as a gay sportsman.
Peter Baulderstone noticed a lot of suspicious names in the AFL Rookie Draft. “Say it ain’t so”.
Peter Baulderstone wants to send Watto a ‘special’ copy of the new Almanac book. Harms wants to send him an invoice for $30 + Day One Gabba admission price.
Peter Baulderstone offers a magnum opus in praise of Test Cricket on the radio, Michael Clarke, gardening and the Avenging Eagle (though not necessarily in that order).
Peter Baulderstone loves that sport can be a vehicle for debate and change about important social issues, as Nicky Winmar and Adam Goodes have shown. The Irish have brave men like hurling champion brothers Conor and Donal Og Cusack. Here in the land of plenty and home of ‘The Bachelor’, we have Aker and Watto.
A fan of a US College football team poisons the historic oak trees where fans of a rival have gathered for decades to celebrate victories. (He is caught when he phones a radio station to brag about it. Doh!) Who do you sport-hate and who do you hate-hate? A moral philosopher explains the difference in the attached article, but my list starts here.
Peter Baulderstone has been thinking and reading again (dangerous). Is bigger, faster, stronger also better?? Is the fan/patron/consumer experience better for all the cash we have thrown at players/owners/coaches/clubs over the past 50 years?
Peter Baulderstone reckons its cruel to name dogs after footy players. You never know when they will stray to new owners. “Once bitten twice shy” should be the new motto of dog-owning footy fans.
Peter Baulderstone offers suggested reading of the best articles from the international sporting web. The title is just bait and switch marketing. This is the sort of stuff that Litza used to write before Rupert’s $ seduced him.
Peter Baulderstone reports from the golf course: “Do you think I can get there with a 5 iron?” Caddy: “Eventually.”
Peter Baulderstone heads for the golf course, but finds that horses are never far away.
John Harms is interviewed as part of this 2 hour podcast by the amazing New Books in Sports network. There are interviews with biography and memoir authors from all over the world, coming at different sports from crazy diverse angles. Do yourself a favour and check out the links attached.
The Blues coach unveils new recruits and lays down the law at pre-season training.
Peter Baulderstone advises that the website comments box is experiencing some difficulties due to 16yo Bolivian virgins seeking middle aged, virile, temporary website editors from WA for fun and good times.
Peter Baulderstone had food and footy (in that order) on his mind for Grand Final day.