BY DAN If there’s ever been a team that desperately needed a bye, it is this Canberra Raiders team. For the second week in a row the Raiders found themselves playing the overwhelming majority of the game without the ball, making 100 more tackles than their opponent. Unlike last week they weren’t good enough with … More Raiders Review: Out-muscled, out-kicked and out-thought.
BY DR HERMAN I know what you are all thinking. How fucking incompetent are Channel 9, the NRL and Cricket Australia? I mean seriously. Scheduling the third State of Origin match to kick off at the same time as the Ashes is just absurd. I will now have to either miss the deciding origin game … More Unhinged Ramblings: The Ashes are around the corner.
BY DAN Every now and then a team is presented with an unencumbered opportunity to rebuild itself. The New York Knicks, flooded with losses, cap space and a high draft pick, have such an opening. Right now the Knicks have only five players with guaranteed contracts for next season, somewhere around $27 million dollars in … More Filling Roles and Holes.
BY BEN Adams Goodes keeps getting booed this season and after twice being the very public victim of racist remarks in 2013 argument over whether this booing is racist or not continues to rage. Racism is bullshit. Whether it’s in the media or at the football, racism is bullshit. As a white guy who lives … More MCG Rage vs Facebook Rage
BY ROB The Raiders take the jump across the ditch to face the Warriors on their home turf this week, an away game which is on par with Canberra stadium as an unenviable task. While the Warriors currently hold 7th spot on the ladder they are also the highest ranked team with a negative for … More Raiders Rumble! – Raiders vs Warriors Rd16 preview
BY DAN In their 21-20 last second loss to the Cowboys the Raiders showed tremendous character. They displayed immeasurable heart. They defended their line repeatedly, willing each other to succeed against a team who last loss in March. The frantic final period that saw Sia Soliola charge down two field goal attempts in 20 seconds, only to see … More Raiders Review: Holding On.
BY ROB Having had last week off the Raiders officially begin the second half of their season when they host one of the form sides of the competition, the Cowboys. The Cowboys had an abysmal start to 2015, followed by hot streak that has so far lasted ten games. As anyone will knows all good … More Raiders Rumble! – Raiders vs Cowboys Rd15 preview
BY DAN You win the game in the forwards. It’s a cliché as old as rugby league itself. New South Wales’ 26-18 victory in State of Origin Two was built from the same foundations as hundreds of years of victories before it. That Queensland managed to hold on, and even threaten to take the lead … More The Review: State of Origin Two
BY ROB With the deviant Maroons stealing a march on the Blues at the end of game 1 we had a return to the status quo of Origin: QLD claim underdog status right up until kick off and then proceed to tear asunder the heart and soul of every Blues supporter. As far as spectacle … More Rep Rumble – State of Original Part II: Thunderbowl
You’ve got to keep your head on a swivel. Let’s not sugar coat things. This is a violent game. Each week, the Australians who enjoy playing American Football inflict all levels of pain on each other. They scrap, they scrape and they drag through hurt in order to win a competition for which they will … More Adventures in American Football: Week 4