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Tag: sports

October 15, 2012

When former Pittsburgh Pirates owner Kevin McClatchy admitted that he is gay, the bad taste jokes practically wrote themselves.

October 15, 2012

I woke up the following morning to the most eloquent text message I’ve ever received from my dad: “Fucking City.”

September 24, 2012

If the players actually respect each other, they’ll show it how they like. While this will mean players like John Terry find themselves very lonely in the warm-down, is it really any more than he deserves?

September 10, 2012

I mean, a Tour de France cyclist doped? What’s new? That’s not a headline, it’s the unofficial slogan of the Tour.

May 28, 2012

I can say with some certainty that this will be the one and only netball yarn I am capable of spinning this year. But despite my fairly glaring illiteracy in netball the events of the last week or so have been pretty interesting in the ANZ Championship (wow, that’s a sentence I never thought I’d say). […]

May 21, 2012

Since I’m a nice, non-controversial guy I figured I’d write about a nice, non- controversial topic this week. So here are my thoughts on sport and religion. For those who dislike the two combining, it’s interesting that the former would be hard-pressed to thrive like it does without the latter. Everton FC, for example, were founded by […]

May 14, 2012

The nation’s attention span for rugby was, until October last year, quadrennially called into question. By the time the final whistle blew against France, it was clear: we are a country of complete rugby nuts. But are we doing it right? New Zealand rugby fans have always seemed to express their adulation or frustration with […]

May 7, 2012

SHOULD SOLDIERS RECEIVE FOOTBALLERS’ WAGES? SHORT ANSWER, NO. HERE’S WHY It’s not hard to see the case here. Compare a soldier’s wages with the bloated figures professional athletes rake in and it’s not hard to see who earns more relative to their societal contributions. This can also be said of teachers, police officers, rubbish collectors, or […]

April 2, 2012

Sometimes things just click. Things like coffee and chocolate, Ross and Rachel, Jesse Ryder and cheap booze and Richie Benaud and retirement (fingers crossed!). Then again, at the same time things can go so horrifically and painfully together that it’s a mystery they didn’t spontaneously combust at the time of asking. Last weekend I had […]

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