November 2011

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Equatorial Guinean swimming sensation Eric Moussambani Malonga – affectionately known as Eric “The Eel” – has announced he will return to the pool following Ian Thorpe’s underwhelming return to the world arena. Known primarily for dispelling the myth that black people can’t swim, Malonga contacted The Public Apology from his home in Malabo where he…

Read More Eric “The Eel” in Thorpie-inspired comeback

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Until this week, Tom Keneally’s The Utility Player, the definitive biography of Des Hasler, was my favourite book of all time. Candid and well-written, Keneally’s masterpiece tackled the inner workings of my favourite man in rugby league – my idol, my sporting hero. The book sat proudly on my shelf, nestled tightly between Nelson Mandela’s Long…

Read More Des-ertion: Manly’s Black Knight makes bold cash grab

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New York Jet star Bart Scott has divulged the reason behind why he left Baltimore three years ago – in turn explaining the fierce, unlikely rivalry between the Ravens and their neighbours, the Washington Redskins. Speaking on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN radio, Scott elaborated on why the Ravens-Redskins relationship was so acrimonious. “Like…

Read More Stripper shortage behind Ravens-Redskins rift

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THE KAT  “Under the Southern Cross I stand, A sprig of wattle in my hand, A native of my native land, Australia, you f—ing beauty.” “AHHHHHHH FFUUUUCCCCKKKKK YEAHHHHHH!!!!” The cacophonous sounds of 12 exuberant cricketers and several hangers-on echoed around the vacant Members Stand and across the famous Sydney Cricket Ground. The media commitments had…

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