Crio’s Q? – does 2 hrs later equal twice the entertainment?

As Test Cricket sets up for the groundbreaking Test, “retro” Crio misses the wave, wondering if they’ve got the wrong product for the night time package.

Crio’s Q? – When Play Never Stops!

Don’t you love it when the marketing tags manage to unintentionally highlight a flaw in the product? Cricket’s a soft target.

Crio’s Q? – fair go!

“The track was terrible.” “The pitch was diabolical.” It’s OK to have your views – as many have in recent weeks – but what should curators present for athletes? It’s an old chestnut.

Crio’s Question?….first memories

What else could it be this week but The Cup? Remember your first?

Crio’s Q? – pin the tail on the donkey

Whether it is seen as a challenge or a chore, most of us face the prospect of having a tip (or several) on the horses in the next week. Methodologies and many and varied – even sometimes successful. How do you go about the task of finding a Spring winner?

Crio’sQ?- from The Filipino Fireball to The Fireman… racing monikers

Sport and nicknames go together like, say, The Professor and The Cups King.
The Carnival has the backpages now and Crio’sQ? asks for some memorable racing bynames.

Crio’s Q? – nearly newsworthy; comfortably cringeworthy

After the reporting of Jarryd Hayne’s ‘almost-touchdown’ Crio asks: what’s an appropriate level of coverage that informs without the cringe?

Crio’s Q?- great sporting finishes this year (and beyond)

The NRLGF or the USPGA?…great sporting finishes this year (and beyond). These two stand out as events I watched seemingly dispassionately until finding myself leaping off the couch, screaming at the TV. Any other noms?

Crio’s Q? – Friday’s holiday

What’s the consensus about Melbourne’s Public Holiday this Friday? Some friends with shops are not opening due to penalty rates. Many lunches are shifting to Thursday night dinners. I suspect it will be a big night on Thursday in the pubs and clubs and that the good weather might rescue Friday’s parade and paraphernalia. But [Read more]

Crio’s Q? – when it gets personal

Maybe ego is a dirty word! Mourinho and Wenger have been at it again. Can anything match the off-field enmity of these foes?

Crio’s Q? Finals don’t matter if you’re not involved

An embittered Crio wonders why anyone – other than supporters of remaining teams and the always desperate punters – would give a “rat’s tossbag” once their side is out. Does anyone else struggle with this sentimental rubbish of picking a team for the finals?

Crio’s Q? – “If it looks too good to be true, it probably is…”

There’s one of us born every minute. And there’s always an opportunist around to relieve us of some cash. Anyone else got a “slightly imperfect” souvenir?

Crio’s Q? Bart’s horses

Crio has a long association with the Cummings family – they went to mass together. How magnificently racing! He wants to know: which is your favourite Cummings horse? Noms please – more than one totally acceptable.

Crio’s Q? – It takes all types

This week’s Q is asking what players might been overlooked by the “Committees”. Who never got a shot but might have been a gun (or at least fun)?…from more serious nominations like Gerard Healy to fascinators such as Jacko (or future proposals – Bob Murphy anyone?)

Crio’s Q? – look…it’s important!

Footy games not enough to excite your interest? Let’s have more bells and whistles. We used to milk Mother’s Day in the Juniors, but the AFL reckon too much is barely enough.

Crio’s Q? – What to expect from a Captain

A captain’s game. A captain’s knock. Rhetoric or reality? What is it and how does it alter across the sporting landscape?

Crio’s Question? – USA sports

Crio’s missed the boat on the explosion of interest in US Sports. He’s calling for converts to push their case for conversion.

Crio’s Q? – beating Collingwood (Round 17 – Western Bulldogs v Collingwood)

The Silver Anniversary of Stevie Kolyniuk’s famous goal against Collingwood and the Doggies’ win this weekend is the trigger for reminiscence on those happy “Pie-eating” memories. Indulge!

Crio’s Q? – flair or lair?

Hero or zero? Crio witnesses a “Panenka” and marvels at the psyche of players who roll the dice – is it self indulgent and irresponsible, or are these the athletes who rise above the doubts of consequence that limits others?

Crio’s Q? – the best 20 minutes this European summer

Crio, tennis skeptic (surely not!), saw the second set tie break…is that the best 20 minutes so far this European summer?