Racing has it’s own vernacular for the true aficionado of the turf. Join us in helping the novice to understand the true meaning of “hanging like granny’s tooth”; “gone for a bath” and “on the nod”. Suggestions please.
Crio’s Question?…time to “bare your molars to the breeze” as this Spring “flattens out for the run to the judge”
It’s horse racing’s time in the spotlight. As the Spring Carnival unfolds, Crio asks about your viewing platform. Will you be watching from the lawns at Flemington; an idyllic rural racing venue; or the pubtab at a special local watering hole? Nominations please.
Now that footy season is over a young Almanacker’s eye drifts to other sports. Crio asks what other sporting websites and information sources do you visit for entertainment over the coming months?
Crio applies a bit of lateral, counter-intuitive thinking to the question of captaincy selections. Can the responsibility transform ‘bad boys’ like NRL’s Todd Carney? Odd examples and nominations please.
Crio makes a statement! But there’s a question in there as well as he looks at the career of Matt Priddis and compares it with those TAC players on the pathway. [And he offers his hearty congrats to Matt Priddis - Ed]
Crio is sick of the hype; the spin; the ‘event’ and the PR hyped ‘fan experience’. He thinks these ‘extras’ should support, and not divert from, the main attraction. Let us know your thoughts.
Crio asks how Almanackers plan their transition away from footy to other sports and pastimes, now that the number of fans with skin still in the game is thinning.
Crio cites Liverpool’s recent signing of Mario Balotelli as a prime example of high risk/high reward recruiting. Fev, Buddy – there are examples aplenty of how these things can work out. Let us know your examples and who you would take a risk on.
Crio questions the many different types of fans who follow the footy, and questions whether the AFL’s new found commitment to fan’s interest is more than spin-deep.
Everyone (except Brenton Sanderson) know there is no point complaining about the weather. Crio wonders what the perfect weather conditions are for different sports?
What was your home gallery growing up?
Could you easily list fav sculptures, photos, paintings and books that are sports related? (What are they?)
And what is on the walls of your dream shed?
Crio wonders about reputations and prejudices. Which are justified and which are just a case of “give a dog a bad name”?
You’ll find them in the Classifieds. “Get paid to go to sports events.” How could you possibly go wrong?
Crio reminds us that “if something seems too good to be true, it probably is”.
Crio notes that last week the AFL gave a quiet burial to the ‘numbers on jumpers’ idea. What other brainwaves have been quietly shelved by sporting administrators?
At a time when we are lost for choice with top line sport around the globe, Crio asks about the low profile participation sports that are flowering unheralded. Bicycle polo? Ultimate Frisbee? What are you seeing or playing?
Crio has heard the ad for the Diamond Guys, and their endorsement from the AFLPA, and it has reminded him of some unlikely associations including Popes, politicians and sports stars.
Which players do you notice always being referred to by both their given name and surname? Crio offers a couple. What about you?
Cricket Australia, Murali, spin-coach, laws of cricket…? Your thoughts…?
The magnificent World Cup is clashing with magnificent Year 12 obligations in the Crio household. Timing; the importance of timing. How do you prioritise in these situations? Are you successful? Or are you not?