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!
Michael Howard flung a few arrows the other night. As in life not many of them went straight. (Wonderful, moving piece from Michael-Ed)
A sport designed for lads by lads: squarsh.
Vaughan Menlove shares the difficult decision facing the competitive athlete about when to quit. The heart and mind are willing but the body chooses to differ.
Rod Oaten has wide interests in football and they extend to American football. Here’s his piece about the Green Bay Packers from www.pigskinalmanac.com
Sam Steele reflects on violence in sport and asks if it truly appals us or excites us? Your thoughts welcomed.
Gregor Lewis riffs on REVENGE and how it will motivate the remaining teams in the AFL Finals, just as it will today’s Mayweather – Maidana boxing rematch.
With footy finals going on all over the place, I thought I would bring to your attention another sport which has finals scheduled over the next couple of weeks. Lacrosse. Over the next couple of weeks, there will be lacrosse finals played all over Melbourne. Check out the roster to see if they are playing near you.
The Boomers didn’t try to win, contrived to lose, could have won if they needed to or wanted to enough, and now have egg on their face and funding out of their pockets as a result. There’s no tanking by Sean Curtain in his analysis of tanking claims against the Boomers.
Inspired by Peter Carey’s novel Bliss, David Wilson tells a fable about finals footy, a bloke called Des Pair and his mate Des Peration. And a hippopotamus called Self-Doubt
All darts lovers are invited to toss the tungstens in pursuit of the inaugural Sid Waddell Memorial trophy. (Registrations essential and must include notification of DN, WOS, WOC)
The darts carnival is now in Sydney. Last week it was in Perth. Dennis Gedling dressed up (like many of the fans) and headed along.
There are numerous reasons why Sam Soliman should not fight Jermain Taylor. In explaining why, Gregor Lewis also tells us that the boxing world remains a tangled web of ‘colourful’ characters.
Nice and early for you after an unavoidable hiatus, the podcast crew are back on the couch with this week’s guest; sportswriter and Almanacker, Jill Scanlon.
Tim Ladhams reminds us of the good old days when Australia last held the Bledisloe Cup and our repeat spoiling of the Kiwi chase towards a record winning streak.
Wally Stubbings, a great character of Australian life, passed away last month at the age of 101. Labour and rugby league historian Greg Mallory tells Wally’s story.
A brother-in-law’s glimpse of a women’s rugby team in Paris leads David Wilson to an expanded understanding of the 2014 Womens’ Rugby World Cup. Bergman and Bogart kick off proceedings.
E.Regnans has come to the end of his European tour, and the experience makes him philosophical about the role of sport. Inspiration or just respite from greed and hatred?
According to Matt Watson, no man is built for boxing. Here’s his take on Golovkin v Geale.