Two part question this week. Crio is looking for examples of sportspeople checking themselves out on the big screen. And of moments when screenshots would have been instructive (think ’79 Grand Final).
Crio is trying hard to shake his ‘grumpy old man’ perspective. Can we all convince ourselves that modern sport is a glass ‘half full’ and not ‘half empty’?
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.
Crio reviews Seattle and Chelsea’s impressive wins of the last week and wonders if a top defence will always triumph over a top attack?
Crio reckons the Olympic Games are farcical and corrupt. Is it time to call an end to the world’s biggest sporting carnival?
Crio asks for recommendations of books you have read in recent times. Or any times really.
Crio shares some of the unexpected sporting classics he chanced upon. What are your memories of a great encounter you saw by accident?
Crio ponders what causes the elite performer to unexpectedly turn it up on the turn, and stagger home like a crippled crab? Unexpected ‘Barry Crockers’ and their causes? Dr Freud or Dr Turf?
Crio thinks that Younis Khan (who?) is an under-rated cricketer. Name your under-rated competitors in any sport, and help us shed light on why they never get the attention of the ‘stars’.
Crio reckons its time for your annual purge of all the toxins, waste and blubber (should that be blabber?) in sport. Time to let it all out Knackers, so those wankers can be better people in 2014.
Cricket critics are this morning dumbfounded by the draw played out between South Africa and India. What do others think of their decisions? And are there other moments when athletes, to their cost, failed to “seize the day”?
Crio is assembling a list for Santa of those who helped themselves to presents this year, and should be sent to the naughty room for the festive season. Help Santa out with your list of chimneys to avoid.
Crio asks what numbers have a special significance for you in sport?
Crio thinks ‘team bonding’ is over-rated. Does liking your team mates help performance? Let us know what you think.
Have you looked beyond the obvious when seeing tracks around the nation? Crio waxes lyrical.
Ah, the name game – titles appropriate for your role in life. Cardinal Sin, anyone? What are your offerings?
Crio wants to know your favourite greyhair/greybeard/greyhorse/greyhound/greybondage performers. Nominations please.
What else could it be this week but The Cup? Remember your first?
Was one of your best wins the result of something other than picking the form? Who’s prepared to admit to the success of a whim, a mistake, or dumb luck?
The goal square full of streamers. The desperate search for discarded tickets when the protest siren sounds. Colour and movement or the disposable society? Crio asks us to reveal our true allegiances: oral expressive or anal retentive?