How a Home Run Nearly Changed My Life

How a Home Run Nearly Changed My Life

TPA senior editor Sam Perry is currently gallivanting around the world on a four-month holiday with his fiancee Tori. First stop: America. What follows here is his account of a single sporting moment – or near-moment – that nearly changed his life. A moment that is brought to you from the city of New York,(…)

TPA’s Rushed AFL Grand Final Primer!

TPA’s Rushed AFL Grand Final Primer!

It’s here! The AFL grand final! And I nearly forgot to write about it! Shit! If you were hanging out for the annual TPA Grand Final Primer - I apologise for keeping you waiting. That said, this won’t be worth the wait – because I am frantically penning this in between meetings, with little-to-no idea what I am actually(…)

Souths vs Easts: A Poor Analysis of a Rivalry I Know Little About

Souths vs Easts: A Poor Analysis of a Rivalry I Know Little About

Tonight the NRL world revels in one of its greatest rivalries: Souths vs Easts. Chooks vs Bunnies. Latte Sippers vs Battlers. It is a rivalry that no doubt stems from living in each others pockets, but thrives under the classic rugby league notion: Those snooty wannabes think they’re so good – we’ll show them! So(…)

TPA Editorial Team Riff on Page 3 Colour Yarn

TPA Editorial Team Riff on Page 3 Colour Yarn

Today the Geelong Advertiser printed a lovely little yarn about a bride-to-be who is set to play in a D Grade netball grand final less than three hours before she ties the knot. This story, on Page 3 no less, drew the attention of The Public Apology’s Dave J. Edwards and Ben Shine. While the original headline (see below) wasn’t bad, Shine and Edwards(…)

Fuck the Selfies, The Wallabies Must Adopt a Collective Spirit

Fuck the Selfies, The Wallabies Must Adopt a Collective Spirit

While the elbow patch crowd continues to rejoice in Saturday night’s last minute win over the Springboks, we at The Public Apology are not so impressed. What’s wrong with the Wallabies, you ask? Didn’t they just beat the Springboks, one of world rugby’s greatest teams? Sure, we won a game. But as usual, the victory was iced by a(…)

Karmichael Hunt offers new insight on how to clean up Rugby League

Karmichael Hunt offers new insight on how to clean up Rugby League

“Rugby league players get into more trouble because they are dumb and/or uneducated”. It’s a  justification that is tossed around every time a rugby league player is caught for assault, drink driving or pissing in his own mouth. But it’s not just pub talk. Public figures such as Peter Fitzsimons’ have long espoused a similar(…)

The Lost Episode: TPA Live Episode 7

The Lost Episode: TPA Live Episode 7

BREAKING: Lost TPA Live episodes found – Play here: TPA Live Episode 7: The Lost Episode – A lost TPA Live episode recorded by Pez and Dave has been found on an old, heavy laptop by a close accomplice and will appear immediately on TPA.net, sources said today. The rediscovered episode, allegedly titled The Western Condition(…)

Australian Rugby Union is Like Scottie Pippen’s Penis

Australian Rugby Union is Like Scottie Pippen’s Penis

The Public Apology has launched yet another absurd, somewhat unnecessary mini-series. In this latest one, we’re brainstorming the analogy that best fits the milieu in which the present-day Wallabies now find themselves. In this third instalment, Al McClintock suggests that the Wallabies are to New Zealand what Scotty Pippen’s manhood was to Michael Jordan… *  *  *(…)

The Wallabies are essentially U.S. Teen Dramas circa 1995-2004

The Wallabies are essentially U.S. Teen Dramas circa 1995-2004

The Public Apology has launched yet another absurd, somewhat unnecessary mini-series. In this latest one, we’re brainstorming the analogy that best fits the milieu in which the present-day Wallabies now find themselves. In this second instalment  Dave J. Edwards proffers that The Wallabies are essentially U.S. ‘Teen Dramas’ from 1995-2004… *  *  *  *  *  *(…)

Like a Pair of Baggy Jeans, Rugby Union is an Faddish Relic from the 1990s

Like a Pair of Baggy Jeans, Rugby Union is an Faddish Relic from the 1990s

Over the past two weeks I have undergone an emotional journey concerning my relationship with the Wallabies and the sport of rugby union in general. The journey has had four distinct phases: Not giving a single fuck about the Wallabies / rugby union. Being mildly aroused about the fact the Wallabies could win the Bledisloe(…)

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