Crio’s Q? – Sport and Politics

The 2015 Asian Cup has caused Crio to delve into that morally ambiguous place where sport and politics often collide

Crio’s Question: Is T20 good for the game?

Crio has spotted a truism developing and throws us this one to consider. Is T20 really good for the game?

Crio’s Q? Loved and Unloved?

Some possum stirring from Crio as he asks for the Appreciated XI v Despised XI.

Crio’s Question?

“Wonderful memories of happy times often accompany loss” – Crio asks for readers’ thoughts on both from the previous twelve months.

Crio’s Q? Sporting Verbs

Crio ponders the place of the verb in sports-talk. What’s some of your favourite sporting verbs?

Crio’s Question: Memorable Indian performances?

Another Australia v India series is upon us. Crio prods your memory bank with tales of 2003/04, Adelaide, Dravid and Agarkar. Which Indian performances stand out for you?

Crio’s Q? The Five

The Declared Five: After Jordan Speith cleaned up in style in the 2014 Australian Golf Open, Crio ponders aloud who’ll be the top five golfers for the Australian leg of the OneAsia tour, while challenging you to declare your all-time five best golfers.

Crio’s Question: Which other team best fits your AFL team?

Crio wonders which teams from other sports best align with those of our AFL? While it’s off season for the AFL, there’s plenty of supporting to do.

Crio’s Question: Slow burners?

Crio’s Question moves from the overrated last week to the serially underrated who have proven their worth with time and persistence. Nominations please.

Crio’s Question: More sizzle than sausage?

Remember those sportspeople whose strut, clothing, hairstyle or attitude set them apart? But whose performances on the field were not so… exceptional? Crio wonders whether Glenn Maxwell is merely the latest in a long line.

Crio’s Question: What racing memories can you share?

The Cup carnival brings anticipation. And reflection. What are your great memories of racing and the Cup?

Crio’s Question: Racing Aphorisms – True or False?

Crio considers the endless pithy advice that pervades racing circles. “Never bet odds on and never run up stairs” as Ken Howard implored. True or false? Give us your racecourse wisdom for carnival week.

Crio’s Question?…time to “bare your molars to the breeze” as this Spring “flattens out for the run to the judge”

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: Nominate your Racing Rendesvous?

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.

Crio’s Question: What other floozies do you visit?

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’s Question: Can bad boys make good leaders?

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’s Q: Which is the better prep for a life in elite professional sport?

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’s Question: The ‘fan experience’ – did the earth move for you?

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’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.