How a Touch Footy Twitter Newsbot Almost Changed History

How a Touch Footy Twitter Newsbot Almost Changed History

Just like our respective amateur sporting careers, it was short-lived, misleadingly joyous and absurd. Ben Shine reports on TPA reaching a significant milestone – our 1000th follower on twitter. *  *  *  *  *  * The Public Apology has a high regard for itself. If it were manifest in physical form, it would look something(…)

Rugby Union Needed a Scandal

Rugby Union Needed a Scandal

Scandal. Hardly a word synonymous with the Qantas Wallabies, until Kurtley Beale’s lewd text message opened the gate for what is perhaps, in my opinion, the most delicious sports scandal of the decade. It’s delicious because it’s the Wallabies. The Wallabies are like Enron – a giant, soulless corporation now embroiled in a clusterfuck entirely(…)

The Geyer Rule: Why suspended players should be allowed to play the Grand Final

The Geyer Rule: Why suspended players should be allowed to play the Grand Final

On 6 October, Matt Geyer wrote an absolute corker of an article detailing his belief that suspended players should be allowed to play the grand final, with their suspension carried over into the following season. I’m going to refer to this as the ‘Geyer Rule’ from here on out – not to be confused with the(…)

We Boo When We Want!

We Boo When We Want!

Earlier this week a guy at The Public Apology’s competitor site, The Roar, wrote a column about booing. Something along the lines of ‘don’t boo the players, blah blah blah, morons etc’. If I’m honest, I have to admit I didn’t read the entire article – authored by Cameron Rose – because I was watching WWE on TV(…)

TPA’s NRL Grand Final Primer

TPA’s NRL Grand Final Primer

It’s an event eagerly anticipated by just about every Australian. A time to be entertained, take a load off and most importantly, not work. Yes, this weekend marks the October long weekend. And of course, somewhere in the middle of that, the NRL Grand Final will be played. While I would much prefer to plan(…)

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(…)

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