How far is too far: sporting celebs and money

In today’s modern sporting world, there has been one constant that has been on the rise: money.  It’s everywhere, and it’s gone further than just the odd bet or accepting a bribe.  Money has engulfed the sporting landscape.  Here’s why it’s now extremely detrimental to the reputation of sport: Continue reading How far is too far: sporting celebs and money

Cricket: Australian Cricket 2012-2013: Team in focus: WA Warriors

2011-2012 season:

Bupa Sheffield Shield: 4th

Ryobi One-Day Cup: 4th

The Western Australian (Retravision) Warriors haven’t reached a state final in either one-day or first class format since their one-day title in 2003-2004.  I expect a lot of that to change to in season 2012-2013.

One name stood out last season: Liam Davis.  The 28 year old batsman amassed 921 runs at an average of 65.78 in last season’s Sheffield Shield.  Nathan Coulter-Nile showed that he had some impressive talent.  And Travis Birt transferred from Tasmania at season commencement. Continue reading Cricket: Australian Cricket 2012-2013: Team in focus: WA Warriors

Cricket: What has Twenty20 cricket changed?

The introduction and subsequent explosion of Twenty20 cricket onto the international stage saw radical shifts in the nature of all forms of the game.  The smash and dash three hour time slot of the game has given rise to new innovate and risky strokes, clever and unique strategies, as well as giving Test cricket a much needed spark.  However, T20 cricket brought about one thing: money. Continue reading Cricket: What has Twenty20 cricket changed?

AFL: Season Review: Greater Western Sydney Giants: The Babies

The new babies of the AFL certainly showed they weren’t complete slouches.  The Gold Coast Suns lost their first match in 2011 to Carlton by 119 points: GWS lost by just 63.  And while their first season has netted just two wins, we have seen talent aplenty run onto the field. Continue reading AFL: Season Review: Greater Western Sydney Giants: The Babies

AFL: Trialling New Rules

The AFL has trialled several new rules since the start of the 2011 season, the biggest (and possibly most controversial) being the substitute/3-1 bench.  Others include the confusing push in the back free kick rule.  I’m finding that more proposed changes (such as making the bench 2 and 2) is coming a little too quick for the game.   Continue reading AFL: Trialling New Rules

The Art of Ultimate Frisbee

Frisbee throwers are a regular at local parks or beaches, often accompanied by a dog.  There is a lot to this throwing back and forth.  I’ll explain:

Having thrown frisbees multiple times with friends in the schoolyard, and being able to throw accurately, I thought I had mastered all there was to it.  How wrong I was. Continue reading The Art of Ultimate Frisbee

AFL: Brisbane Lions: Season Review: The New Blood

After a 2011 season that yielded just four wins, the Brisbane diehards were quiet.  Talk was going around there would be changes.  And there were.  A new chairman, and a talented young group led by experienced veterans.  It tuned 2012 into a much better season.  While missing out on the finals again, Brisbane captain Jonathan Brown hinted that the possibility of more success in the near future was a trigger in keeping both his, and veteran Simon Black’s career, healthy. Continue reading AFL: Brisbane Lions: Season Review: The New Blood

Cricket: Australian Cricket season: team in focus: Victorian Bushrangers

2011-2012 season

Ryobi One-Day Cup: 5th

Bupa Sheffield Shield: 3rd

It’s hard to believe, but the first cricket match of the Australian domestic summer is just over two weeks away.  The Commonwealth Bank Victorian Bushrangers campaign begins in approximately four weeks, against the Retravision warriors at the WACA. Continue reading Cricket: Australian Cricket season: team in focus: Victorian Bushrangers

Cricket: BBL|02 Preview

The 2011-2012 Australian domestic cricket season saw an ‘out with the old, in with the new’ type of feel.  In a bid to draw more crowds and cream of the crop players, Cricket Australia turned the original KFC Twenty20 Big Bash (now the KFC T20 Big Bash League) changing it from six state based teams to eight city based teams.
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