Sport as Entertainment – 6. So What?

Here’s the eighth addition to Stainless’ breakdown of sports and their place in the modern pantheon of entertainment.

Sport as Entertainment – 5: Case Studies

Stainless has argued the trend of major sport is becoming predominantly a form of mass entertainment, and in this article he takes cricket and soccer – and analyses how each has changed in Australia in line with these trends.

Sport as Entertainment – 4. Changing Lifestyles and Declining Participation

A major trend in the developed world of changing lifestyles and declining participation shows we’re doing less and less physical activity. Stainless continues his series on the topic of sport as entertainment with another thought provoking article.

Sport as Entertainment: 3. Technology

Stainless continues his series on the direction of sport with this look at the influence of technology.

Sport as Entertainment – 2. Professionalism and Commercialisation of Sport

Stainless examines the development of mass spectator sport from its roots in the late 19th century when most of the games and competitions we know today were being codified and organised. Clubs and stadia sprung up, fuelling the growth of sports with huge spectator appeal.

Sport as Entertainment – Introduction

Sport is increasingly marketed as an entertainment product. Is this necessarily a bad thing? Or is it merely a reflection of a changing society? Stainless introduces a series of articles which will interrogate the notion of sport as entertainment.

The Cape of Bravado- Preliminary Final: Collingwood v Richmond, Friday 21 September, MCG

For Stainless, 2018 was there for Richmond’s taking and they blew it. He can handle being beaten fair and square, but to watch the Magpies and the Eagles fighting for the cup this Saturday, the magnitude of what The Tigers have thrown away will hit him home very hard.

Almanac Football: 1993 Revisited

Stainless takes a fascinating trip down memory lane as he recalls the 1993 AFL season. [With a nod to the Brettig-Collins-Gill podcast – Ed]

Richmond’s Flag to Lose? Ten Reasons why the Tigers might not win the 2018 Premiership

Stainless, perhaps wisely, hoses down the prevailing sentiment that Richmond are a sure thing in September. He has references too!

A 200-Game Richmond Coach: Yes, Really!

In a big week at Tigerland, Stainless has penned an ode to the coach responsible for so much of the current Richmond story, Dimma (or Mr. Hardwick) ahead of game 200.

Round 15 – Richmond v Sydney: Red-blooded humanity amidst the gloom.

For Stainless, Docklands Stadium despite its many re-brandings,has always been a cold, soulless venue as he recalls a disproportionate number of serious, freakish injuries on its hard, patchy surface sustained by Richmond players. But, Stainless was more than happy by the team’s performance against the Swans.

Round 11 – Essendon v Richmond: Dreams, legends, full circles and quick hands

Stainless ponders Kevin Sheedy’s legacy at both clubs during Dreamtime at the G.

Round 8 – North Melbourne v Richmond: Moments

Stainless emphasises a few of the key moments from the Tiges’ win over the ‘Roos and asks what might have been if Dusty had been wearing blue and white.

The View from the Summit

Above all, Richmond has reminded Stainless why he fell in love with footy in the first place. It’s something you do and watch for fun. His Tigers are bringing him a lot of joy!

1981 – 2016: These Should Not Be Forgotten Years

Richmond starts a new ascent of Everest, from Base Camp, competing alongside 17 other hungry, ambitious mountaineers says Stainless Steele. All start equal and expect no special favours. But for once, the Tigers begin their climb with the certain knowledge that they’ve achieved it before.

Of Tigers, Bulldogs, Black Pots and Kettles

Stainless Steele recalls what he had to see about the post-Doggies’ flag adulation a few months ago, and finds some beautiful gymnastics which allows him to get through a similar experience because the funny thing is now he is in exactly the same position as a Tiger! [You are an honourable man Stainless – JTH]

In Vino Veritas

Opening an old bottle of wine turns out to be a perfect analogy for Richmond’s 2017 season

Musings on History Part 2

Stainless Steele has lived a Tiger life, as has his family. He has written about with insight and perspective over the years here at the Almanac. It’s appropriate that his is our first Grand Final report from a Tiger.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Richmond: Musings on history

The Tigers broke their finals (and Cats) hoodoo with a brilliant win over Geelong. A home preliminary final awaits but Stainless is weary of history going against the Tigers.

2017 Finals – Anyone Can Win!

Stainless parades some WEG style artwork by his nephew in his preview of week one of the AFL finals.