As previously flagged, The Public Apology is running a 4-part series to determine who should succeed Michael Clarke as Australia’s next test captain. In this first instalment, Ben Shine takes a close and at-times absurd look at the short-odds favourite, Steve Smith. * * * * * * Steve Smith has all the right attributes to captain…Read More Should Steve Smith Be the Next Australian Captain? TPA Decides
For those of us who still naively hold on to dreams of getting fit over summer – or simply want something to help us run off the piss consumed on the weekend – organised touch football often seems like the perfect remedy. We dust off the old boots, go for a run or two, and start…Read More Touch Footy Stereotypes: Which One Are You?
If you cast your sporting mind* back to the 1980s and ’90s – and I often do – you might recall just how white Australia’s athletes were. Put bluntly, Australia’s professional sporting constituency was exceptionally Anglo-Saxon. Despite various waves of immigration over the years – the thousands of Chinese that came in search of gold in…Read More The ‘white’ Australian athlete is a dying breed and that’s OK
This harsh Australian sun is set to beat down upon us over the next week or so, with various sporting competitions – the Australian Open tennis, for one – set to cop the brunt of it. So should we assume that he/she who can best handle the soaring temperatures will likely take out the crown?…Read More Sporting Outliers
My father came home the other night from a boozy dinner with some mates and regaled me with a reasonably interesting but somewhat spurious conversation he had with some bloke at the table. This friend of his has had a long and distinguished career in the medical industry and has, he assured my dad, intricate…Read More Drugs In Sport: Who Isn’t On A Bit Of Gear?