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?

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.