C’mon Rugby Union, Have A Go Ya Mug!

C’mon Rugby Union, Have A Go Ya Mug!

Rugby union failed us again on Saturday night. As a concept, rugby union is great. When played well, rugby union can excite even the most skeptical, non-partisan viewer. But rugby union is rarely played well.  The only time I was truly captivated by a game of rugby union was, of course, in the year 2000. The(…)

What if Athletes were HBO/Netflix Characters?

What if Athletes were HBO/Netflix Characters?

In this first instalment of The Public Apology’s absurd series ‘What if Athletes were HBO/Netflix Characters?’, we take a look at the critically acclaimed period drama Mad Men. Read on to see which sporting stars best represent the various traits/flaws of anti-heroes Don Draper, Roger Sterling, Peggy Olson and the like… *  *  *  *  *  *(…)

2 Guys Redux: The Ian Higgins Show featuring TPA’s Dave Edwards

2 Guys Redux: The Ian Higgins Show featuring TPA’s Dave Edwards

Every week, The Public Apology founder Dave J. Edwards appears in a guest slot on the popular Sydney FM drive program, The Ian Higgins Show… This week we talk about about Rory McIlroy and his decision to “bury himself in his work” post-break up, a clever strategy which is now bearing fruit in the form(…)

Robbie Farah is Bobby Sands

Robbie Farah is Bobby Sands

Bobby Sands was a leader from Northern Ireland during a period of great conflict and uncertainty, otherwise known as the Troubles. Robbie Farah is a leader from the Wests Tigers during a period of great conflict and uncertainty, otherwise known as Troubling Times in Tigertown. Many people will think that likening Farah, a rugby league(…)

2 Guys Redux: The Ian Higgins Show featuring TPA’s Dave J. Edwards

2 Guys Redux: The Ian Higgins Show featuring TPA’s Dave J. Edwards

Every week, The Public Apology founder Dave J. Edwards appears in a guest slot on the popular Sydney FM drive program, The Ian Higgins Show… This week’s segment looks at the Waratahs’ historic Super 15 win. It’s a great win for corporates and private school products alike, but what does it mean for the future of(…)

What Would a Waratahs Victory Mean For The ‘Code Wars’?

What Would a Waratahs Victory Mean For The ‘Code Wars’?

Will we look back on this Saturday’s Super 15 final as a key turning point in Australia’s long-running Code Wars? The Code Wars, a protracted and at-times bloody battle between four entities – soccer, rugby league, rugby union and AFL – represent the longest continuous conflict in modern society. Since the late 19th Century, a(…)

The FFA Cup is the Best Thing That Has Ever Happened in Australian Football

The FFA Cup is the Best Thing That Has Ever Happened in Australian Football

Forget John Aloisi’s penalty. Forget making the second round of the World Cup in Germany. Forget just about everything Tim Cahill has ever done. The FFA Cup is the best thing that has ever happened in Australian football (see headline – not hyperbole) and I will tell you why: South Springvale SC. A self proclaimed(…)

2 Guys Redux: The Ian Higgins Show featuring TPA’s Dave J. Edwards

2 Guys Redux: The Ian Higgins Show featuring TPA’s Dave J. Edwards

Every week, The Public Apology founder Dave J. Edwards appears in a guest slot on a popular Sydney FM radio program: The Ian Higgins Show. It is hosted, unsurprisingly, by Ian Higgins. Some readers may remember that Higgins and Edwards co-helmed the critically acclaimed 2 Guys Podcast.  Sadly, the 2 Guys show ended when Edwards moved to Melbourne earlier this year.(…)

The Swans Are A Successful European Immigrant

The Swans Are A Successful European Immigrant

Australia didn’t take too kindly to outsiders back in the day. Various wartime atrocities over the past 100 years have seen millions of outsiders flock to Australia in search of a new life, new beginnings, new possibilities. These immigrants have all contributed towards the rich, diverse, globalised society that we now live in. However, in(…)

TPA Live Episode 5

TPA Live Episode 5

TPA Live Ep 5 sees the unearthing of a brand new talent as senior editor Ben Shine debuts all the way from Sydney in place of Chief-on-sabbatical, Dave J Edwards. Shine is enjoying an Indian Summer in the communications game; this appearance coming hot on the heels of his recent coup de tat of The Public Apology after(…)

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