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?

Crio’s Q? – selection solution

Crio reckons he’s got the answer for the unseemly squabbles within Tennis Australia.

Crio’s Q? Part of the furniture

Crio lauds Ivor, Jack, Nugget and other characters who, without self-promotion, have made an indelible imprint on a sporting occasion. There must be others?

Crio’s Q? “Foreman material?”

Fans used to be happy enough with a good player. Nowadays, it seems, leaders are identified after a handful of games. Reckon I’d rather a 200 game CHF, says Crio.

Crio’s Q? – you have to pay to watch the play

Crio’s heard the complaints of no AFL TV coverage last weekend. He’s unfazed. You want. You use. You pay.

Crio’s Q? – gracious losers

Crio on the topic of gracious losers

Crio’s Q? – I was rrrrr..

Come on Knackers. Not all of our predictions have come to fruition.
Crio’s crystal ball faded from S.Smith and focused on M.Boyd! ‘fess up.

Crio’s Q? The player-umpire relationship quandary.

Players: let umpires do their job (and stay out of their space).
Umpires: the players are not your mates. Hands off. Shut up and do your job.
Crio suggests that the rules of engagement need to be clear…and enforced.

Crio’s Q? – “Character development” ; is it better to win or lose?

This week Crio asks; When does ‘learning how to win’ become a culture of failure? How much does the attitude to succeed play in learning from loss?

Crio’s Question: Retirement Planning?

Crio asks about the practice of retiring player numbers and the different reasons in different sports.

Crio’s Q? Can commentators cross over?

Listening to Matt Hill call footy has Crio calling for comments on those who have been able to pull it off.

Crio’s Q?: Kicking it old school on the training track

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’s Q? – Tackling concussion head-on!

Crio draws our attention to head injuries and their looming influence on football (of various codes). Players, lawyers, administrators, supporters – we’re all involved.

Crio’s Q? – What do you actually expect from your coach?

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?

Crio’s Q?… The Resurrection Shuffle

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?

Crio’s Question: Leopards Changing Spots

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

Crio’s Q? Game Abandoned

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.