Channel Nine’s Cricket Commentary: A Different Kind of Shit

Channel Nine’s Cricket Commentary: A Different Kind of Shit

Tony Greig has sadly passed; Richie Benaud isn’t coming back. Ian Chappell and Bill Lawry remain, but they’re peripheral figures now. It’s the end of an era, as we know it, and the shoes to fill are large. So why is Channel Nine intent on putting its greatest product in the hands of imbeciles? TPA chief editor Dave Edwards laments(…)

Nathan Lyon Is A Bloody Legend And People Need To Cut The Shit

Nathan Lyon Is A Bloody Legend And People Need To Cut The Shit

The Public Apology chief editor and renowned showman, Dave Edwards, recently called on test spinner Nathan Lyon to “sex things up” and weirdly, “put some Barry White on, and fuck around a bit.” It is an attitude that not only speaks volumes on Edwards’ lothario lifestyle, but is indicative of exactly where Australia has gone wrong(…)

TPA Stands Up For Freedom of Speech, Publishes Cartoon of Mohammad (Azharuddin)

TPA Stands Up For Freedom of Speech, Publishes Cartoon of Mohammad (Azharuddin)

The Public Apology team are all unabashed advocates of the universal right to freedom of speech. As a proud contrarian sports blog, we believe everyone has the right to express a feeling, opinion or idea – no matter how stupid – without fear of censorship (except of course, in the instance of hate speech, or yelling “fire”(…)

What’s A Spin Bowler Without a Mystery Ball?

What’s A Spin Bowler Without a Mystery Ball?

To my mind, spin bowling is not a modest pursuit. It takes courage, conviction and creativity to be a world-class slow bowler. And while Nathan Lyon is a solid off-spin bowler, there’s nothing sexy about using your index finger to impart revs on a 156g cricket ball for hours on end, despite what you might have heard.(…)

Silent Male Majority Remains Miffed by Pink Day

Silent Male Majority Remains Miffed by Pink Day

A strong cohort of SCG members – mostly of the Baby Boomer generation – are silently opposed to Pink Day, despite its positive connotations, The Public Apology can confirm. Day Three of the annual Sydney Test is unofficially known as ‘Pink Day’, with proceeds going towards breast cancer awareness. Attendees are encouraged to don flamboyant pink-coloured attire(…)

Modern Fans Confused As Stadia Revert To Original Non-Branded Names For Asian Cup

Modern Fans Confused As Stadia Revert To Original Non-Branded Names For Asian Cup

Australian sporting consumers are reportedly baffled by FIFA’s insistence that stadia be referred to by their original names during the Asian Cup. FIFA, an organisation not noted for its aversion to money, prohibits corporate stadium names during marquee international events, such as the World Cup and the Asian Cup. Many stadiums these days are now(…)

S.H.A.N.E: The Secretive Government Program That Almost Ruined Australian Cricket

S.H.A.N.E: The Secretive Government Program That Almost Ruined Australian Cricket

In the 1960′s, the Australian Government and the Australian Board of Control for International Cricket (now known as Cricket Australia) initiated a clandestine research project aimed at creating the ultimate Australian cricketer. However, several decades later, researchers pushed things too far, resulting in a Frankensteinian monster that would make Mary Shelley blush. TPA’s Ben Shine reports.(…)

Glenn Maxwell is Having a Hollywood Meltdown

Glenn Maxwell is Having a Hollywood Meltdown

Glenn Maxwell is on the nose, big time. But like a Hollywood actor whose career has hit the skids, he’s not beyond redemption. If he can put together a solid comeback strategy, he has the chance to turn things around both on and off the field. Given Maxwell’s taste for the limelight, he could do worse than(…)

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