Brees and Brady Continue to Raise the Level for NFL Quarterbacks

NFL observers are in a unique historical vantage point. History is being made every week from the perspective of the unwinnable argument of which is the best NFL quarterback of all time. In two key metrics, total yards passing and passing touchdowns, the top three are Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Tom Brady. Brees and…

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Cronk and Rugby go Together like Bangers and Mash

Some athletes and many Australians manifest affectations of humility, the sort of things that in some places might be reflected by the phrase, “Ah, shucks, tweren’t nothin’.” It is better than the polar opposite, which is some potential great affecting the trappings of success ahead of schedule. Cooper Cronk belongs to the first group and…

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There are New Zealand Rules and then there are Regular Rules

It is hard to say how a Rugby World Cup judicial panel consisting of a New Zealander, a Scot and an Argentinian could be considered independent when it comes time to decide if Reece Hodge’s tackle on Fiji’s Peceli Yato will see Hodge erased from the Wallabies ahead of Australia’s important game with Wales, but…

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Christensen Wells Ablett Ponder 2020 Futures

It is the time of the season for reflection on the recent past and rumination concerning the future, as some of the player news coming from the AFL demonstrates. There is Allen Christensen, the off contract Brisbane Lions forward who suffered from his club’s recent shock loss to GWS in the second round of the…

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Australia Retain Ashes with Fourth Test Victory at Old Trafford

With two wins and one match drawn, Australia have retained the Ashes. It was probably more significant to do it as the tourists, although few would doubt that they would have passed up a win had the 209 Ashes series been played in Australia. It was the first win for Australia in England during an…

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Storm Surrender to Canberra Rabbitohs Continue to Reel

Sydney Roosters gained some ground on table topping Melbourne following Round 22 of the Telstra 2019 NRL Premiership competition. They reminded, if reminding was necessary, the New Zealand Warriors that the Warriors are not the All Blacks with a 42 – 6 thrashing at Sydney Cricket Ground. Meanwhile, the Canberra Raiders paid a visit to…

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Unruffled Ruffels Wins U.S. Women’s Amateur Dramatically

The equal pay crowd might have some valid points to make following the conclusion of the U.S. Women’s Amateur in West Point, Mississippi. Even though it was an amateur competition and did not offer prizemoney to the winner, the women who took part deserve vast compensation for enduring Mississippi in August. Heat and humidity to…

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Adelaide Hanging Onto Eight on a Wing and a Prayer

It seems inevitable that the Adelaide Crows will fall from the top eight and the 87 – 60 loss to Carlton in Round 19 was emblematic of a campaign gone awry. They face a far sterner test than St. Kilda in Round 21 of the Toyota 2019 AFL Premiershipcompetition when they travel to Perth to…

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Claret Jug Belongs to Shane Lowry Republic of Ireland

It might not sit too well with the Royal and Ancient that they decided, after almost 70 years to play The Open Championship in Northern Ireland, that a golfer from the rebel Republic of Ireland to the south won the 148th edition of The Open Championship. No worries, it was sheer coincidence, not a plan…

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Teague Rhymes with League Making Him Logical Choice to Lead Blues

Members of the Carlton Blues playing list have been talking to the higher-ups to give the open coaching job with the club to David Teague. Teague is filling in for now and the players started being more open about his getting the gig following a rare win by the Blues over the Fremantle Dockers in…

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