January 2015

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The Public Apology chief editor and renowned showman, Dave Edwards, recently called on test spinner Nathan Lyon to “sex things up” and weirdly, “put some Barry White on, and fuck around a bit.” It is an attitude that not only speaks volumes on Edwards’ lothario lifestyle, but is indicative of exactly where Australia has gone wrong…

Read More Nathan Lyon Is A Bloody Legend And People Need To Cut The Shit

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The Public Apology team are all unabashed advocates of the universal right to freedom of speech. As a proud contrarian sports blog, we believe everyone has the right to express a feeling, opinion or idea – no matter how stupid – without fear of censorship (except of course, in the instance of hate speech, or yelling “fire”…

Read More TPA Stands Up For Freedom of Speech, Publishes Cartoon of Mohammad (Azharuddin)

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To my mind, spin bowling is not a modest pursuit. It takes courage, conviction and creativity to be a world-class slow bowler. And while Nathan Lyon is a solid off-spin bowler, there’s nothing sexy about using your index finger to impart revs on a 156g cricket ball for hours on end, despite what you might have heard.…

Read More What’s A Spin Bowler Without a Mystery Ball?

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A strong cohort of SCG members – mostly of the Baby Boomer generation – are silently opposed to Pink Day, despite its positive connotations, The Public Apology can confirm. Day Three of the annual Sydney Test is unofficially known as ‘Pink Day’, with proceeds going towards breast cancer awareness. Attendees are encouraged to don flamboyant pink-coloured attire…

Read More Silent Male Majority Remains Miffed by Pink Day

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Australian sporting consumers are reportedly baffled by FIFA’s insistence that stadia be referred to by their original names during the Asian Cup. FIFA, an organisation not noted for its aversion to money, prohibits corporate stadium names during marquee international events, such as the World Cup and the Asian Cup. Many stadiums these days are now…

Read More Modern Fans Confused As Stadia Revert To Original Non-Branded Names For Asian Cup