We lost many heroes this week. Adel Termos, the hero of Beirut, and Jonah Lomu, the hero of New Zealand are two that stand out most to me. That is not to cheapen the lives of the others, it’s just the way it is. You might ask in disgust: ‘How could you possibly compare the two?’…Read More Farewell, Dear Jonah
Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar are best buds who think they’re on to a winner. They’ve gone into business together and taken their product – the Cricket All Stars T20 – out on the road with clear eyes and full hearts, hoping to capture the imagination of American audiences. First stop the Big Apple, then off to Houston before finishing…Read More Shane and Sachin: How (Not) To Make It In America
Sam Burgess has reportedly penned a deal to return to South Sydney. Here, he will return to the warm embrace of rugby league, where all past sins will be absolved as soon as he lines up for his first staged photo opportunity outside Surry Hills’ Bourke St Bakery with his brothers, George, Tom and Luke.…Read More Sam Burgess and the Thoroughly Modern Phenomenon of ‘Failure’-Driven Sporting Narratives
I have written on oft occasions of my desire to purchase Foxtel. Yet due to a rather strict body corporate policy in my 1960s-era apartment building, I must remain a humble free-to-air viewer, for now. However, this week the sports broadcast landscape changed in this country: Optus came out of nowhere to pinch the EPL…Read More Optus Wins EPL Rights, But What Does This Mean For Foxtel?
This week on the show, the lads discuss: Jarryd Hayne – waived from the 49ers and now back on their practice squad. What’s going on? Is he not that good, or do Americans just hate us? Australia v NZ World Cup Final. We did well, but fuck those All Blacks are good. Cricket – the…Read More The Ian Higgins Show featuring TPA’s Dave Edwards