Crio poses the question, should officials display their personality on field?
“I’d like to be more active and get to watch my team(s) more regularly”.
Crio reckons reality and circumstances ensure he’ll do less, get to less and watch more on TV. Others concur?
Try getting older. We all tick over to another year this week. As we do so another bank of memories is tagged as 2015. Most get blurry as the years advance, but some are franked. 2015 noms pls.
Sometimes a fast start can cause fans to readjust their expectations. Sometimes that’s not a wise thing to do. ask Real’s opponents last weekend!
“The Special One” is in uncharted waters as Chelsea sink towards the relegation zone. Who’d’ve thought? Some seem to be forever blessed, but sport teaches us to savour the good times and retain humility for what might lie ahead. Who else has seemed “on top of the world” only to face the cliff’s edge?
It’s Awards Season and Crio adds another to the list – the award for the best mentor. He’s nominating Col Swatton. Others?
When the once commonplace makes you sit up on the sofa you know that times have changed. Couch potato Crio recalled Johnny Miller’s golden locks and the starched creams of the cricketers when some “back to the future” youngsters popped up on the TV.
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.
Don’t you love it when the marketing tags manage to unintentionally highlight a flaw in the product? Cricket’s a soft target.
“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.
What else could it be this week but The Cup? Remember your first?
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?
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.
After the reporting of Jarryd Hayne’s ‘almost-touchdown’ Crio asks: what’s an appropriate level of coverage that informs without the cringe?
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?
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]
Maybe ego is a dirty word! Mourinho and Wenger have been at it again. Can anything match the off-field enmity of these foes?
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?
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?