Crio’s Question: Is there life after footy?

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’s Question: Rolling the Dice on High Risk Recruits?

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’s Question: The Year of the Fan?

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.

Crio’s Question: Not too hot; not too cold; just perfect?

Everyone (except Brenton Sanderson) know there is no point complaining about the weather. Crio wonders what the perfect weather conditions are for different sports?

Crio’s Q? Art and sport?

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’s Question: Who justifies the good (or bad) rap?

Crio wonders about reputations and prejudices. Which are justified and which are just a case of “give a dog a bad name”?

Crio’s Question: Jobs that aren’t all they’re cracked up to be?

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”.
Nominations please.

Crio’s Question: What brainstorms have been short-lived?

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?

Crio’s Question: Unheralded sports?

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’s Question: Incongruous endorsements?

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.

Crio’s Question: Who else gets both barrels?

Which players do you notice always being referred to by both their given name and surname? Crio offers a couple. What about you?

Crio’s Question: If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em?

Cricket Australia, Murali, spin-coach, laws of cricket…? Your thoughts…?

Crio’s Question: Has life gotten in the way of a big sporting event?

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?

Crio’s Question: “What windsock?”

Air-conditioning? Windsocks? Watering/drying the pitch? Crio asks: what scams have been used to gain an edge?

Crio’s Question: Can a flutter become a disease?

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week challenged us to check ourselves and our mates for any signs of danger – Crio’s timely reminder

Crio’s Question: “Protected species”

An open-ended poser from Crio.

Crio’s Question: Unique actions – who did you mimic?

Ripper question from Crio this week. Who had a unique action that you couldn’t help mimicking in the backyard? The Kennedy stutter; McEnroe’s service action; Tangles chest on bowling action………

Crio’s Q?

Crio is on the lookout for your cross-code gurus. He’s happy for you to remember some. We think he’s happy for you to make some up as well.

Crio’s Question: The responsibility of coaches?

To win? To look after the game?

Crio’s Question: Forget the national anthem

There are concert halls for concerts and Moomba for parades. At footy, Crio expects footy.