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 Footy: Peter J Bennett

Peter Bennett had an exceptional sporting life, ranging from a successful VFL career for St Kilda and Victoria to representing Australia in consecutive Olympics in water polo. Allan Grant profiles a unique sporting career.

Almanac NFL: Julian Edelman – the perfect big game player

Originally considered too short, frequently injured, Julian Edelman turned himself into a versatile match winner for the New England Patriots. As Edelman announces his retirement, Sean Mortell recounts a storied career.

The Beeaanly Bugle: The Beeaans Are Back In Town

Deakin Uni student Connor Hoetzel continues his weekly column about his local basketball team, The Beeaans.

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 Soccer: Barnsley FC update (and some Bombers as well!)

Rod Oaten updates the latest results from the games played by Barnsley FC over Easter.

The Beeaanly Bugle: The Beeaans Go Bang!

Connor Hoetzel’s local basketball team The Beeaans have their first win in this week’s column of The Beeaanly Bugle. [Great pics – Ed]

At Easter-time Stawell Giveth and Stawell Taketh Away

After a year in the wilderness, the Gift has returned to Stawell. Hayley Orman and Ed Ware were the triumphant winning pair in 2021…but there are thousands of stories from the Gift.

We re-visit this classic Almanac yarn each Easter (for good reason):

Dips O’Donnell tells the story of his crack at Stawell and what the event and the weekend mean to the O’Donnell family.

Almanac Racing – The mathematics of dish-licker calling

According to Lee Harradine, the world of greyhound racing commentary is due an overhaul…You have 25 seconds to call a race. How wisely are those precious seconds used?

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.

The Beeaanly Bugle: Season 1, From D to E

Deakin Uni student Connor Hoetzel continues his weekly column about his local basketball team, The Beeaans.

Almanac Poetry: Uncle Bert and the 1909 Warrnambool to Melbourne Cycling Race

This week, Kevin Densley’s poem is about two relatives, Fardie and Bert, who rode in the 1909 Warrnambool to Melbourne – yes, for some time, the famous cycling event went in the opposite direction to what is the case today.

Almanac Soccer: Sheffield Bloody Wednesday! – Barnsley FC update

Rod Oaten updates the fortunes of the Barnsley FC as they endeavour for promotion to the EPL.

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 Soccer: Preston Lions v Melbourne City – A Sleeping Giant Awoken

Luke Radzminski reports on the Preston Lions victory in their first game in the National Premier League 3 against Melbourne City recently. He also provides some historical background of the Preston Lions Club.

The Beeaanly Bugle: In The Beeaanginning

The Footy Almanac has had a series of columnists from Deakin Uni. The latest is Connor Hoetzel who will be writing about his local basketball side each week. Here he introduces The Beeaans.

Separating identity from performance

Greg Andrew examines the question of identity and how much of being a professional athlete contributes to a sense of self and self worth through two very different individuals.

Almanac (Swimming) Poetry: The Slow Lane

Campbell Bairstow has moved to the slow lane of the pool it seems. Willingly? Happily?

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.