Month: October 2019

Record Views for NBL Courtesy of Facebook

It might appear, at first glance, that all of Australia were watching the New Zealand Breakers play the Illawarra Hawks in a recent NBL game. The reports are that two million people tuned in. Second glance reveals that the two million people audience claim was for a global audience that streamed the game on Facebook….

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Buckley and Cox Take In NFL Game but no Code Hop Imminent

Nathan Buckley was in the U.S. recently to take in an NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles. He had Mason Cox along with him and both men had the opportunity to visit with Philadelphia punter Cameron Johnston before the game. Johnston gave up Aussie footy for American footy, earning a spot…

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Failure to Reach a CBA Accord Clouds 2020 AFLW Prospects

With the completion of a successful Toyota 2019 AFL Premiership competition and the trade period soon to conclude, all that is left is for some sort of labour rort to take centre stage. It is early and much can transpire in a short time, but the current drama finds a threat to the 2020 AFLW…

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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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