Gallen Should Sue NRL: Academic

Gallen Should Sue NRL: Academic

RMIT media law expert Professor Phil Smits has told The Public Apology that Sharks captain Paul Gallen should move to sue the NRL over their $50k fine, given his insult was factually correct. “Under defamation law, the defendant can be exonerated if their comment is deemed to be based in fact,” he said. “And Paul(…)

Marsh Fucks Baggy Green

Marsh Fucks Baggy Green

Test debutant Mitchell Marsh may have joked about kicking his “glamour girlfriend” out of bed in favour of his baggy green. However, The Public Apology can reveal that things escalated later that night once the lights went out – and passion took over. “I wasn’t expecting things to move past the platonic stage, but the(…)

Rugby League Is Clinically Depressed

Rugby League Is Clinically Depressed

Paul Gallen is the human representation of the NRL. If he is depressed, it means Rugby League is also depressed. Rugby league has been showing classic signs of depression for years. It has been having trouble remaining interested in daily life. It no longer enjoys once pleasurable activities such as international football – it’s simply(…)

Savvy Packer’s Investment in Souths Further Sign of Humanity’s Moral Decay

Savvy Packer’s Investment in Souths Further Sign of Humanity’s Moral Decay

I have a close friend named Toby who, at the age of ten, switched his allegiance from one English football side to another. To this day, the now 30-year-old is regularly ribbed by his mates for this innocent act of childhood naivety. I didn’t even know Toby when he was ten, but that hasn’t stopped me(…)

The Shearing of Our Sporting Gooch

The Shearing of Our Sporting Gooch

Have you ever been brushing your teeth in the middle of October, scratching your bum while looking in the mirror, and suddenly thought to yourself: “Holy fuck, it’s footy season! I should be on the couch, taking in a relatively unimportant fixture!” Well no, you probably haven’t.* BUT HOLD YOUR HORSES NOW, MOTHERFUCKER! Because this is now(…)

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(…)

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