The War & Peace of sport

…or the Michael Jordan of writing?


Recently I was made aware of “the greatest sports article of all time” by a friend.

After I read it, it was hard to argue it wasn’t an extremely compelling and intriguing tale…but the greatest of all time? Well that’s where you come in, dear ‘nackers. Have you read any articles that transcend normal sporting prose? What makes for a good sports yarn?





A classic jack of all trades & master of a couple, Jarrod started his footy career as a gangly ruck after a growth spurt catapulted him to the lofty heights of 177cm as a 12-year-old. Forward pocket off the bench was where he ended up as he topped out at 178cm eight years later. The trajectory of a career in health fortunately didn't peak during the pre-teen years & a keen interest in footy has turned from playing to coaching, volunteering and writing.


  1. Kasey Symons says

    Great conversation starter Jarrod! And who knew chess could be so interesting? Thanks for sharing.

    In the spirit of International Women’s Day, I’d like to share this piece by Anna Krien from the Monthly in 2011:

    Reading this had a huge impact on me as a female fan of AFL and has very much influenced how I read, write and think about the game.

  2. Ooh, that’s a good one Kasey. I remember when that came out, powerful stuff. Anna followed up with Night Games shortly after if I’m not mistaken?

  3. Kasey Symons says

    Correct. A powerful and beautifully written book.

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