Listening to Matt Hill call footy has Crio calling for comments on those who have been able to pull it off.
Getting flogged on the training track for hours on end in boggy conditions on cold wintery nights are a thing of the past for modern-day professional footballers. With this week’s question, Crio wants to know which time-honoured training drills and skills might be things of the past in the modern era.
Crio draws our attention to head injuries and their looming influence on football (of various codes). Players, lawyers, administrators, supporters – we’re all involved.
A beauty of a question from Crio this week. There’s the old footy maxim: It’s easier to sack one coach than 18 players and a recruiting office. Are we expecting too much of the men in the coaching hot-seat? At what point does a holistic analysis of coaching performance come into play?
For his question this week, Crio taps into the Easter message of Resurrection. We all love a good back-from-the dead narrative in sports, but what about when comebacks don’t work?
Justin Langer and Kevin Muscat have begun singing from a remarkably different hymn sheet since leaving their playing days for coaching careers. Crio looks at sporting leopards who change their spots
The remarkable conclusion to yesterday’s Brisbane Roar vs Wellington Phoenix game in the A-League has sent Crio down memory lane for some of the most bizarre conclusions to sporting contests you’ve seen or been involved in – nature enforced, or otherwise.
‘Cage Fighting’ is a new sport, a new activity. Crio is trying to get his head around the debate over it.
Crio’s sceptical – first I’ve heard of it. As PJ Keating said, always back self-interest.
TVN is about to formally pull the plug on its broadcast operations. Crio recalls the demise of some other great shows with a focus on the sport of Kings.
Crio follows his cricket as closely as his racing. He was shocked to find that the West Indies captain at the World Cup is someone he’s never heard of. Who else has reached lofty heights before you even noticed them?
Ever had a bad feeling or a bad omen that came true about your team or your selection? Crio asks about the portents of doom for your boys or the (un)faithful steed?
Crio reflects on the growing necessity to book ahead for prime sporting contests. What happened to our birthright to check the weather; our hangover; our finances; and make a last minute decision about turning up?
How do you like your celebrations? Quiet reflection and relief or party like it’s 1999? Crio reflects on how title and championship celebrations are covered in different sports, both here and abroad.
The 2015 Asian Cup has caused Crio to delve into that morally ambiguous place where sport and politics often collide
Crio has spotted a truism developing and throws us this one to consider. Is T20 really good for the game?
Some possum stirring from Crio as he asks for the Appreciated XI v Despised XI.
“Wonderful memories of happy times often accompany loss” – Crio asks for readers’ thoughts on both from the previous twelve months.
Crio ponders the place of the verb in sports-talk. What’s some of your favourite sporting verbs?