Round 17- Richmond v Fremantle. And Red Hill v Pearsdale: Bad Kicking is Bad Football (usually).

The can bar can tell a lot about a club. Chris Daley spends an afternoon at the local footy before following the fortunes of his Tigers who are up against the Dockers at the MCG.

Round 17 – Fearless: Hawthorn v daylight at present… do we have a challenger?

Lest we forget what actually happened on the field in round 17, Fearless summarises the past weekend’s footy.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 18

0-5 is enough for Cam Hooke and the Collingwood faithful. With arch-rivals Melbourne and Collingwood set to cash on a Saturday afternoon in Melbourne, the True Believers are confident of getting the points.

The Ashes 2015 – Third Test, Day 1: Swing, 1997, Mr Anderson; the consolations of Hegel

Heavy skies over Edgbaston. Despite heroic CJL Rogers simplicity, it is Mr Anderson and England who steal this cricketing day. Amid the ruinous sporting landscape, DJ Wilson seeks (and finds) the consolation of philosophy. [Hegel is a handy team member, ER – JTH]

Round 17 – West Coast Eagles v Sydney Swans: Hand-me-up

Don Meadows with a grand tale of how a Rabbitohs fan steeped in the traditions of the Redfern mob came to love ‘Rules’ and the Sydney Swans, while others in the family embraced the West Coast Eagles.

Almanac Cricket: Vale Clive Rice

A fitting tribute to the great South African all-rounder Clive Rice (from ESPNCricinfo).

Racing – turn the calendar

A quick loop of the nation’s racing options as Crio cautiously welcomes the 2015-16 New Year.

Fazing Shane

“Gradually being fazed out of Test cricket…” Haven’t we all felt like that at times? A nice spot by Robbie B. [There, but for the grace of God, go our editors and their muck-ups Robbie! – Ed]

The Ashes 2015 – A Birmingham thriller: the sprain that changed modern cricket

Just when you thought it was safe to get some sleep, the third Ashes Test between England and Australia kicks off tonight from Birmingham. Pat White from Cricket Froth takes us back to one of the most memorable Ashes encounters in recent times at Edgbaston.

The Ashes 2015 – Third Test Preview: Edgbaston is…(Analysis, Banter, Memoir)

The Ashes returns to Edgbaston, Birmingham, England on Wednesday. What are your associations with Edgbaston?

The Ashes 2015 – The Time I Lived With England’s New Coach, Trevor Bayliss

Wayne Ball shares his first hand insights into the new England coach, Trevor Bayliss.

Goodes, AFLPA, Fans, Media – where to from here?

Geordie McMillan takes aim at some of his Hawks’ actions regarding the “Goodes Issue”.

Don’t Like Banging Your Head On A Table?

As the Goodes issue rolls on, Damien Little and The People’s Elbow find a practical way of directing support towards Adam (and his former teammate, Michael O’Loughlin), if you’re so inclined, of course.

Haiku Bob – Round 17: the last break

It’s still summer holidays in Sweden and Haiku Bob has been whiling away the days in the Stockholm archipelago which, along with the 5.10 am kick-off (!), has crept its way into some of this week’s haiku….

Round 17 – Richmond v Fremantle: A Game of Halves

Sarah Black takes a ‘lose the battle, but win the war’ attitude to Richmond’s narrow loss to Fremantle from the weekend, and looks forward to seeing what happens IF they should meet again in September.

Ultimate Wool Team – Riverina: Ross Wells has crossed the river

Ross Wells continues to stake his claim for a spot in the Ultimate Wool Team for Riverina.

Round 17- Carlton v Hawthorn: Hiatus Interruptus

Like The People’s Elbow earlier in the week, John Butler wonders if the powerbrokers at Princes Park truly understand the enormity of the task ahead of the club in the post-Pagan, Ratten and Malthouse tenures at Carlton.

Hold Your Horses

Rick Kane is trying to keep a lid on the Hawks’ 2015 season. Straps hit, horses held – what does the next month hold for them?

A guide to busting the Adam Goodes excuses

Lachie Gaylard weighs in on the Adam Goodes debate with his deconstruction of the “I’m not racist, I boo Goodesy because…” arguments.

Pigskin Almanac: The underdogs who won the Superbowl

Some of the most memorable sporting contests in history have been provided by NFL Super Bowl contests. Pigskin fan Logan R. Grayson recalls famous underdog wins in the NFL’s ‘big dance.’