Rugby League: The Filthy Lover That Just Won’t Quit

Rugby League: The Filthy Lover That Just Won’t Quit

I am not married. I am certainly not married to any sport, but if I had to, I would say Rugby Union has been my longest serving, most faithful partner. We’ve have some great times, me and Union. A few premierships, more than a few broken bones and misplaced joints, and a couple of World(…)

The Ian Higgins Show Featuring TPA’s Dave J. Edwards

The Ian Higgins Show Featuring TPA’s Dave J. Edwards

This week on The Ian Higgins Show featuring Dave J. Edwards, the lads discuss: Steve Smith’s parallels with Rolf Harris (both are a bit ‘handsy’); Virat Kohli’s tattoo coverage and good work as a Swisse ambassador; How looking good trumps actual results in cricket; Nathan Lyon’s coming of age; Tim May and Brendon Julian, including the latter’s West Indian(…)

Steve Smith is Destroying the C*nt Cricketer Paradigm

Steve Smith is Destroying the C*nt Cricketer Paradigm

It’s commonly accepted among Australians that in order to succeed, whether it be in sport, business or politics, one must have a little bit of c*nt in them. Cricket bears some similarity to business and politics, in that you need to play the long game. To have a successful and sustained tenure at the top, you(…)

Losing a Leader in Office: Will Clarke be a JFK or a Harold Holt?

Losing a Leader in Office: Will Clarke be a JFK or a Harold Holt?

Australia looks set to lose one of its most treasured leaders, with Test Captain Michael Clarke confirming he may have played his last cricket. This is a tragedy. Not only is Clarke scoring centuries and providing inspirational leadership during an emotionally-difficult period, but tragically, he should have had plenty of good years ahead of him.(…)

Boxing is the New Bali

Boxing is the New Bali

In years past, rugby league players would spend their off-season in Bali. The island’s close proximity to Australia, warm weather and access to cheap vices (alcohol, drugs and women) has long appealed to the bogan. Thus, it was a natural fit for the rugby league player looking to blow-off steam with the boys after a demanding(…)

Australia Must Win The Asian Cup To Save Face

Australia Must Win The Asian Cup To Save Face

Australia is currently very bad at soccer/football. According to the recently released FIFA rankings, the Socceroos now sit outside the top 100 nations, in 102nd position – our lowest ranking ever. We are so bad that countries which didn’t exist five years ago, (like Montenegro – 58th) are now better than us. On top of this,(…)

EXCLUSIVE: Season 3 of House of Cards Leaked Scripts

EXCLUSIVE: Season 3 of House of Cards Leaked Scripts

Fans of good television the world over are jumping with joy following the news that Season Three of Netflix’s House of Cards will be available to watch/download/pirate in February 2015. The announcement was made via twitter: a single post with the words “A special message from the White House”, accompanied by a brief video of President Frank Underwood looking menacingly(…)

David Pocock And The Decline of The Activist Athlete

David Pocock And The Decline of The Activist Athlete

Former Wallabies captain David Pocock was arrested on the weekend. His crime? Protesting a planned coalmine in North West New South Wales. In an era where athletes are arrested for all kinds of things – alleged rape, drink driving, the distribution of illegal substances, match-fixing, etc – Pocock’s misdemeanour seems refreshingly rare. However, back in the 1960s(…)

Phillip Hughes: Legend.

Phillip Hughes: Legend.

I write the following with no shortage of trepidation and uncertainty, because even though I am expressing personal thoughts on Phillip Hughes, I know I don’t belong in his story, and nor do I have any interest in inserting myself into it. I never met Hughes, but like so many others I feel an almost(…)

63 Not: A Tribute

63 Not: A Tribute

63 Not. In an everyday house, on a suburban street A 30 year old boy tries to sleep Stirred by what he’s seen today An unknown force keeps his mind at play.   Life is a cruel and mysterious game One that man has struggled to tame. Many try to climb so high And can fall so suddenly in front of our eyes.   63 not, the(…)

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