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.

Super Rugby 2020 – Round 6: Ruminations

A third of the way through Super Rugby 2020, Brian the Ruminator updates with Round 6 results, and examines the pace setters in the competition so far.

Super Rugby 2020 – Round 5: Ruminations

Round 5 of Super Rugby 2020 is done and dusted as Brian the Ruminator comprehensively reports on the results of matches played.

Super Rugby 2020 – Round 4 Ruminations

The Ruminator runs his perceptive eye over Round 4 of Super Rugby and finds a glimmer of hope for one Australian team. He also has a sense of je ne sais quoi for Les Bleus in the 6 Nations competition.

Super Rugby 2020 – Round 3: Ruminations

Mauling has been quite prolific and successful in Round 3 of the Super Rugby 2020 series as Brian the Ruminator explains.

Super Rugby 2020: Round 2 Ruminations

Brian the Ruminator updates all the latest scores and information from Round 2 of the Super Rugby 2020 competition.

Almanac Baseball: Aces Win Claxton Shield

The Melbourne Aces win the best of three decider to take home the Claxton Shield in this season’s Australian Baseball League Championship as Brian the Ruminator reports.

Almanac Baseball: ABLCS Aces v Giants

Brian the Ruminator is back again, this time looking at the Australian Baseball League scene and the upcoming championship series featuring the Melbourne Aces and the Adelaide Giants.

Super Rugby 2020: Round 1 Ruminations

It’s early into 2020 and we have the first of the football codes’ competitions underway – Super Rugby. Brian the Ruminator is on deck to breakdown the games of each round and attempt to untangle the state of the game of Rugby Union.

Almanac Baseball: ABL Playoffs

It’s finals time in the Australian Baseball League. Brian the Ruminator looks at the form for the weekend’s games.

Almanac Baseball: ABL Talking Points

With the Australian Baseball League season about to get underway, Brian the Ruminator shares his thoughts on what to look out for as the maple bats and cowhide balls take to the diamond. (He has a weakness for the Kiwi cricketers, too.)

Almanac Baseball: Away, Away – The World Series 2019

Brian the Ruminator brilliantly recounts the away wins and unlikely finish seen in the recent MLB World Series finale.