BY DAN I remember first act in Durban. I remember it because me and at least one of my fellow Sportress colleagues were drinking, a lot, in the back bar of the Dickson Tradies in Canberra. We were watching Phil Hughes gloriously send Steyn, Kallis, Ntini and Morkel to all parts of the ground. For … More Vale Phillip Hughes 1988-2014
BY DAN When the National Selection Panel get together in the next couple of days to pick replacements for Michael Clarke and Glenn Maxwell for the upcoming tests against India, they will pick Shane Watson. It seems Watson is considered a permanent part in the test team. The question must be asked: why? His recent … More Flogging a dead horse – don’t pick Watson
Here at the Sportress we are concerned with all matters sport. We don’t only care about the wins and losses, we care about whether James Brayshaw spends his nights in a bush outside Glenn Maxwell’s apartment with binoculars. We also care whether or not the sportsmen we love are dickheads. Given we don’t really run … More A special Sportress investigation: the company we tweet.
BY HERMAN Chris Rogers is the last remaining hanger on from Australia’s glory years. The appendix of Australia’s golden era. Like an appendix, he didn’t actually do anything, he didn’t actually play a part in those glory years. He simply quietly plied his trade playing shield and county cricket, more or less unnoticed. He accumulated … More Chris Rogers, Phil Hughes and Australia’s Empty Cupboard.
BY BEN So for a while now we’ve being claiming rising NBA star “Aussie Kyrie Irving” as our own. Irving was born in Melbourne and lived here when he was a baby before his professional basketball playing father returned to the States. But still he has dual citizenship and it’s been a thing for some … More Australians are shit at passing. Sucks to be you Kyrie Irving.
BY DAN On Monday Australia collapsed to an ignominious defeat to a shorthanded Pakistani team. On Tuesday, in a post that was only half-sarcastic we told you that monkeys could do a better job than the selectors. Today we have a more constructive idea as to how we can get better selectors – by having … More Why We Need a Separate Test Selection Panel
BY ROB 2014 was, in terms of being a Raiders fan, a bit crap. Ok, very crap. One could even go as far as craptacular. By round seven we had managed a 1-1 record against the Knights, toppled premiership contenders Souths and Melbourne, and lost to fellow cellar dwellers like the Titans. It was round … More Raiders Recruitment: From Ragnarok to Reasonable Renaissance
BY DAN So if our readership stats are right, you’re Australian (and my mum). At some stage of your life you’ve probably said something like ‘Grid Iron is so boring’ or ‘why do they all wear pads?’ Forget that mess. You love the American Football – or as it is known, the National Football League (NFL). … More Your Halfway NFL Update: The Kids are Alright.
BY HERMAN It is a well known fact that humans often think they are far better at things than they actually are at them. This applies in all areas of life. For example, 64% percent of drivers think they are far better drivers than average (which is impossible), 100% of writers for this blog think … More Its time; to replace the Australian selectors with monkeys
BY BEN This week Paul Gallen was fined $50 000 by the NRL for posting this tweet after the Sharks made Steve Noyce redundant. “Noyce actually cared about players from Cronulla’s feelings. Couldn’t say that about any other cunt from the NRL” Gallen has had a bad year. Flanagan’s suspension, mid-season record for most games … More Can you call your boss a cunt?