Enjoy a collection of some great writing from around the world of sport with The Footy Almanac’s Weekend Reads
Jeff Dowsing muses on the supply-side economics of professional sport; “Give us time to miss you…”
‘Dirty Harry ‘Callaghan once said: “A man’s got to know his limitations…” Matt Watson recently learnt his. And – with a little bit of patience – overcame them.
Mickey Randall takes us back to the London Underground suicide bombings of 2005 – the horror, the agony, the fear, the sadness… and finally the feeling that life would find a way to continue.
[i]If you believe…[/i]
Tony Robb argues that it’s time for revolution in the genteel sport of golf. He’s got a few ideas.
The baseball World Series has just finished but Mic Rees is already on board for his Chicago Cubs run at the 2015 pennant. Baseball fans will enjoy this history of the “loveable losers” managers, occasional successes and new season prospects and signings.
A little off-season update from Earl O’Neill. Cricket’s stuffed; NFL’s great but bikes and music are better. Oh, and there have been a few changes on the home front (did my invite get lost in the mail – Ed?)
Yoshi Imagawa reveals a man of many talents and interests, with his experiences of cycling around Sapporo in Japan (summer months only).
Tony McLeod is studying in Colorado. He is following the Broncos and the University of Colorado.
A moving piece from Dips O’Donnell about triumph and struggle and his daughter Kate.
Rod Oaten has been thinking about ultra-local sports. Here he describes half a dozen of them. Add your suggestion.
Philadelphia Eagles’ fan Scott Langford and New York Giants’ fan Cody Royle have a (very civilized, I must point out) debate about the big upcoming rivalry game between their two teams.
Miles Wilks takes issue with soccer appropriating the marketing slogan of “the World Game”.
The serious injury to F1 driver Jacques Bianchi has Matt Watson wondering about the role of speed and danger in our love of motor racing.
Prof Bruce Bergland remembers Monday Night Football as a boy in Minnesota. Bruce is the editor of The Allrounder, an American Sportswriting site (mentioned by Peter Baulderstone in Crio’s Question this week). The Footy Almanac and The Allrounder will be looking out for each other. This piece was first published at www.pigskinalmanac.com our new American football writing site.
Rod Oaten has a tale we can all relate to – what to do once the footy is over?
Braham Dabscheck always thought that Australian Football was the fastest and most exciting team sport of them all. Not any more. Hurling, he says, is a game that has no truck shillyshallying.
Some professional sportsmen are left floundering and unsure what to do with the rest of their lives when their playing careers are over. But not former NRL star Ian Hindmarsh.
2015 promises to be a big year in sport. We were eyeing off a trip to the British Open and the Ashes, and would love to gauge the interest of Almanackers to come along!