Tim Ladhams thinks the Melbourne Rebels rugby union franchise have chosen substance over style this season, and will be all the better for it.
Mathilde de Hauteclocque has some news about the Cygnet and his new sporting direction.
Nicko fills us in on a young Australian who represented us at the World Junior Curling Championships in Denmark. Get your fix of Winter Olympics dreams.
Middle Australia questions the cricket and casts a stern eye over subjective sports. Who needs style?
Rob Bath remembers his table tennis partner Peter White: a brilliant, intuitive fix-anything mechanic, generous barbecue host, prodigious beer drinker, school bus driver and owner of useful tractors and other heavy machinery
Crio reviews the last week’s crowded sporting landscape, and in the words of many racecallers in a blanket finish “you don’t know where to look”. Let us know what hidden gems you enjoyed.
Yvette Wroby’s Excellent American Adventure continues. This time it’s beer and pies with Boston’s Aussie Brigade, and taking in the Celtics and the Spurs at the Gardens.
Yvette Wroby visits the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York and meets a Springbok champion battling adversity. “We have to take every opportunity in life, life is way too short to store it away for tomorrow.”
Seattle leaves the best till last, writes long-time NFL fan Tony Reed, but in the end the Superbowl is a flop.
‘Swish’ Schwerdt has been good enough to join us (thanks Andy), and asks if you find SEN Sports Radio informative or annoying? Let us know your brickbats and bouquets.
Dips loves Yarrawonga. In this evocative piece he hints at why. [Could be a tennis piece; could be a water-skiing piece; could be an exercise in describing sunsets and other serenities piece - Ed]
In Praise of Booing: Sean Curtain mounts a spirited defence of the much-maligned art. Don’t tell him he can’t boo. It’s the crowd’s right to have a crack.
Cade Lucas takes a nostalgic trip back to the combined athletics and cycling carnivals that have long been a feature of the festive season in Northern Tasmania.
Peter Baulderstone uses Australia Day to consider our national identity and values, and how that is reflected in our sporting history.
Bernard Whimpress sums up the Big Four in contemporary world tennis. [Rather concisely and neatly - Ed]
Andrew Fraser has enjoyed(?) a fact-finding tour to sacred US sporting places which has resulted in this playfully (I think?) parochial piece of comparative sporting culture.
Another beauty from Kate Birrell. What’s better? The painting or the story? The story or the painting? You decide.
Nicko reflects on the joys (and otherwise) of little athletics, and all the Jayden, Hayden, Brayden’s who made it memorable. Still a man who is handy on the rake is always in demand. (Top stuff – Ed).