Anna Meares is the greatest (as evidenced by box jumps)

BY DAN You may not have noticed but on Sunday night Anna Meares won her 11th World Championship in the Keirin at the World Track Cycling Championships. If that sounds like a lot it’s because that makes her the second most successful track cyclist of all time. Yes that includes dudes. Plainly she is Australia’s … More Anna Meares is the greatest (as evidenced by box jumps)

The Same Old Outrage: Don’t Tell Me About the Brand

BY HERMAN It’s a tired old formula. Sport player does something bad, controversial or stupid. The moral outrage brigade jumps up on their high horse. “These players are mentors, people look up to them” “I can’t believe anyone could do something like that”, “he should have known better”, “sportspeople are idiots, dickheads”, “sport X has … More The Same Old Outrage: Don’t Tell Me About the Brand

Getting Carried Away

BY DAN We know it all already. England and Pakistan are hopeless. After early losses in this World Cup, areas of the media have reacted predictably and declared the World Cup over. Poor Andy Zaltzmen was reduced to identifying Chris Woakes as the highlight from England’s match against New Zealand. England and Pakistan are out. … More Getting Carried Away

Of Principles and Outcomes: Darren Sharper and the Hall of Fame.

BY DAN Darren Sharper is a former pro-footballer and was one of the elite defensive backs of the National Football League (NFL) in the 2000s. He has recently become eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and based solely on his on-field career could be standing next to his bust in Canton, Ohio at … More Of Principles and Outcomes: Darren Sharper and the Hall of Fame.

Trying to be like George Bailey: Diary of a reformed “hater”

BY BEN In the words of the immortal Taylor Swift “the players going to play, and the haters going to hate”. This statement is especially true when applied to the great game of cricket. I suspect Taylor Swift is a big cricket fan. So although I love cricket, when it comes to being a cricket … More Trying to be like George Bailey: Diary of a reformed “hater”

USE YOUR HEAD DUMMY: CLASSIC NRL BLUNDERS

BY ROB We’ve all had those days at work where life in general goes completely pear-shaped. Things get broken or lost, messages mixed up and we can practically hear the thoughts of co-workers drilling into our brains: “What’s that numpty going to do next?” These days are also experienced by NRL players, and their brain … More USE YOUR HEAD DUMMY: CLASSIC NRL BLUNDERS