Almanac Baseball: Aces High/Red Sox Fly

Brian The Ruminator updates us on how the Covid-abbreviated Claxton Shield competition eventuated. As a Redsox fan, he’s also delighting in their strong start to the MLB season.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby AU Rd 8/ Aotearoa Rd 7

Contrasting games in Australia, two cliff-hangers in Aotearoa. Brian The Ruminator updates the Super Rugby action across the Tasman.

Almanac Rugby – Super Rugby AU Rd 7/ Aotearoa Rd 6

Is it too easy to make the finals? Is mediocrity being rewarded. Brian the Ruminator with his observations and thoughts on the round of Super Rugby.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby AU Rd 6/ Aotearoa Rd 5

Super Rugby fans, Brian The Ruminator updates the scores and reviews from the latest rounds in Australia and New Zealand for you.

Almanac Rugby – Super Rugby AU Rd 5/ Aotearoa Rd 4

Brian The Ruminator updates us on results in Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby AU – Rd 4/ Aotearoa Rd 3

Brian the Ruminator updates the latest Super Rugby Australia and Super Rugby Aotearoa scores for fans.

Almanac Rugby – Super Rugby AU Rd 3/ Aotearoa Rd 2: A round to be expected

Brian the Ruminator casts his eye over the latest action in the Super Rugby/ Aotearoa competition. Despite some close finishes, the results fell into a familiar pattern.

Almanac Rugby – Super Rugby AU Rd 2/Aotearoa Rd 1: Reigns of the champs continue

The competition over the ditch has started up a week after the local iteration of Super Rugby kicked off. The stories so far are familiar to those who followed last year according to Brian the Ruminator, with the Brumbies and Crusaders seemingly on a level above the rest.

Almanac Rugby – Super Rugby AU Round 1: Big wins and a new media landscape

Another season of pandemically domesticated Super Rugby is upon us, with four teams in action while the Melbourne Rebels await their first crack. Brian the Ruminator shares his thoughts.

Almanac Baseball: Mannymania

Brian The Ruminator is very, very excited that a Red Sox legend will be playing in this season’s Australian Baseball League.

Almanac Rugby Union: The 2020 Tri Nations Series – Australia 16 drew with Argentina 16

Brian the Ruminator took in Saturday night’s rugby union clash between the Wallabies and Los Pumas. The highlight of the night had nothing to do with the football!

Almanac Rugby: Viva Los Pumas

Brian the Ruminator regaled us with the rare gold of a Wallabies Bledisloe win last week – this week something even more extraordinary has happened with Argentina having defeated the mighty All Blacks for the first time.

Almanac Rugby: Bledisloe Glory…in 1979

Despite the famous recent victory, the Wallabies rarely take the chocolates over the All Blacks, let alone claim the Bledisloe Cup. Brian the Ruminator takes us back to a rare golden moment some 41 years ago…

Almanac Baseball: Yeah Dodgers Just Won the World Series

Brian The Ruminator (somewhat grudgingly) acknowledges the World Series win by the LA Dodgers. Is the Curse Of The Bambino about to have a sequel?

Almanac Rugby – Bledisloe 2: ‘Rennie-vation’

Brian the Ruminator reviews the second match of the Bledisloe Cup 2020 which was not a good result for the Wallabies.

Almanac Rugby – Bledisloe 1: ‘Rennie-sance’

Brian the Ruminator presents his thoughts about the Wallabies sterling performance against the All-Blacks in their recent Bledisloe Cup Test match, the first with new coach Dave Rennie.

Almanac Music: Stateless in the Lockdown State

A new U2 music video has stirred Brian the Ruminator into remembering the role music has played in his life up until the current COVID restrictions in Victoria.

Almanac Baseball: Getting On Base

Brian The Ruminator recalls the film “Moneyball”, and how it again might just relate to the Covid-truncated Major League Baseball season underway in the USA.

Almanac Rugby: Heaven Plays On

Brian the Ruminator emerges from a period of Covid quietness to summarise just where rugby union finds itself at this point in time, both here and around the world. He sees cause to be optimistic, even if those dastardly Kiwis continue to be in their usual position – way out in front.

Super Rugby 2020 – Round 7 Ruminations: The Final Roundup

The 2020 Super Rugby competition has been cancelled. Brian the Ruminator ponders what might have been and fears for what might be as we look ahead.