Round 14 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: Patient Hawks pip wayward Pies

Author Crash Thompson took his American friend (an AFL fan) to see his first live game of AFL and he was impressed with what he saw, as the Hawks beat the Pies in a close encounter at the G.

Comedy Review – Breaking Dad: Laughing at dads and with them

Do yourself a favour, says Crash Thompson, and get down to the Maori Chief to see Matt Quartermaine and Tim Smith in Breaking Dad.

The Cokum Gift: a local sporting institution

Well, you learn something every day. Clearly, the Cokum Gift has not had the publicity it deserves. What a classis! A 200+ sprint around a dam, this is no event for the gentle souls of Olympic Park, or even Stawell. [We need a runner from the Almanac stable – Ed]

AFL Grand Final – Sydney v Hawthorn: I got a golden ticket

When is too much Hawthorn Grand Final celebration never too much? When the writing is as good as Crash Thompson’s memories of grand finals recent and distant.