The perfect storm – a history of the enigmatic Cam Newton

Sean Mortell examines the career of enigmatic NFL star Cam Newton.

Monaros 2020 – a vision triumphant

Earl goes back through NFL records and videos to find a way for his Monaros to triumph in 2020. It’s a bit left field, but it just might work!

The tuck rule, a fight against all odds and iron-willed determination – the unlikely makings of Tom Brady and the New England dynasty

It might look as if Tom Brady had an easy run to NFL success but the back story tells a different tale. Sean Mortell gives us the full details of Brady’s determined rise to fame and fortune.

Super Bowl LIV – Mahomes seizes the moment in a see-sawing contest we’ll never forget.

What a Superbowl for the ages! Backs to the wall, the weight of history and expectations dragging them down, Kansas City Chiefs broke a multi-generational drought to best San Francisco 49ers with an amazing come from behind effort. Sean Mortell has all the details.

NFL Wildcard Sunday – Two wins that shook the playoffs

In the early days of a new year some new sides are making a push towards Superbowl glory in the NFL – Sean Mortell takes us into the tension of Wildcard Sunday, where four teams entered and only two left.

Super Bowl LIII: Pat-ernal dominance for fathers Belichick and Brady

It was low-scoring but the Patriots did what they do best writes Sean Mortell.

Almanac Ripper Yarn (from ESPN): You can’t make this stuff up

A touching story sourced from ESPN. All we need to say is that love wins in the end. Enjoy!

The 2017 Whitney Mercilus Cup

Getting a band back together, the songs are flowing; some commentary about sport, mainly footy in all its forms, are some of the things on Earl’s mind as he takes refuge from the heat.

The 5 NBA and 11 NFL games of Christmas.

Paul Campbell gives us a comprehensive low down on the NBA and NFL games played over Christmas. There was plenty more than turkey and plum pudding happening in the States

Almanac U18 NFL Grand Final: Want it … Maintain the pressure … Have fun

Trucker Slim experiences another GF win, this time it’s the U18 VWFL Grand Final with his daughter Mercedes’ team Darebin Falcons v Montmorency. [Great result and a great story – Ed].

Sport Trumps Politics

Peter Baulderstone is disturbed by the hatred and trivialisation of American society and its presidential politics. He seeks explanations from their sport.

Hey Dude Don’t Dis the 12

David P tackles the latest example of pure fanaticism from The Seattle 12

Almanac Weekend Wrap

Missed the weekend scores? Catch up with our weekend wrap.

The NFL Beast

Dennis Gedling on what it was like to experience watching an NFL game live, when he went to see the San Francisco 49ers take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

Pigskin Almanac – Vikings v 49ers: What is the Australian Way?

Apart from changing prime ministers mid-term, is there an Australian way? [This is phenomenal from Jarryd Hayne – JTH]

It’s not easy being green

Really interesting piece from an umpire’s perspective. [Excellent expose of the notion that umpires have identity, something which mainstream discourse tends to deny them – JTH]

Pigskin Almanac: The underdogs who won the Superbowl

Some of the most memorable sporting contests in history have been provided by NFL Super Bowl contests. Pigskin fan Logan R. Grayson recalls famous underdog wins in the NFL’s ‘big dance.’

Too Few are Flipping Father Time the Finger

A fantastic and thought-provoking piece from Jeff Dowsing: Why do we instantly write-off sportspeople when they hit the big 3-0? If you’re good enough, play on, argues Jeff.

Summer in the City

Broken toes, mangled fingers, Katy Perry and the Superbowl. Just a snapshot of Earl O’Neills Summer.

Crio’s Q?

How do you like your celebrations? Quiet reflection and relief or party like it’s 1999? Crio reflects on how title and championship celebrations are covered in different sports, both here and abroad.