The Year of Un-innocence

Peter Baulderstone shares a review of 2013 in sport from Brian Phillips at the US website ‘Grantland’. Cynicism and naivety are the staples of sports fans globally. Enjoy.

Data Visualisation – Draft picks and career games

Jake “Cobba” Stevens uses his incisive brain and IT wizardry to show us how successful the AFL draft has been in predicting a long term playing career.

Cobba’s AFL Trade Directory

Jake ‘Cobba’ Stevens offers another brilliant infographic to explain the 2013 AFL Trade movements. ‘Cobba’ could make quantum physics and global warming understandable.

2013 AFL Grand Final Infographic

Move over Weg, Jake Stevens offers pictures to help the linguistically challenged post-lunch Almanacker. Move over Caro and Gerard, he’s doing the Festival of the Boot live webstreaminternetcast thingo for Latrobe Uni tomorrow afternoon. Log in and do yourself a favour (we’re still very 80’s here at Almanac HQ).

AFL Finals Week 3 – Fremantle v Sydney: Last stop on the Line

Fremantle put a pillow over the face of Sydney’s premiership defence and pressed down hard, writes Tom Bally. Today’s broadcast is all about Sydney’s season that was.

Brownlow Fashion 2013

Manicures, spray tans and bling were out in force last night while the lads stepped aside to let their WAGS flaunt their fashion. White was a very popular colour this year as was length with majority of WAGs opting for long dresses. It seemed that showing a little skin was also the trend on the carpet. And so here are my [Read more]

City2Surf 2013 – Sports triathlon leg 2 (aka I’m NOT either Chris Brown)

Mick Jeffrey started running to fill a gap in a weekend, since then he’s noticed a building addiction.

The joy of not knowing

Against all advice, John Kingsmill has looked into the future and predicted the season’s final standings and this year’s premier. (Warning: This could prove uncomfortable reading for many fans.)

Almanac Rugby League – Love to hear your thoughts on (and during) Origin I

What’s on your Queensland mind? Or your New South mind? Or your Mexican mind?

AFL Round 2 Preview: Carlton in strife?

JTH is concerned for the Carlton Football Club.

MYM- Maronite Youth Melbourne footy interview on State of Origin clash

It’s always interesting to see the connection between a church community and their love of AFL. Religion can be said to be a touchy topic, but when united as one community for the love of AFL suddenly religion takes a back seat for a few hours when it all becomes about tactics, teammates and a [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 1: Broncos v Manly – Eighty minutes of relief

The second game of the season might have been overshadowed by the ongoing debacle that is the Cronulla Sharks, but the rugby league world will welcome a few hours where the concern is about tries and tackles rather than peptides and plea bargains.