Knicks Deal Anthony to OKC Thunder for Journeymen and Draft Pick

It is not surprising that New York Knick knockabout Carmelo Anthony had expanded his list of NBA teams for which he was willing to play. He is old and has never really done much of anything for the two teams for which he has played, the Denver Nuggets and the Knicks. All of us become…

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Number Eight Cowboys Upset Sydney to Earn Grand Final Berth

Last year, it was the AFL’s Western Bulldog that provided the fairy tale season ender, coming from seventh to win the premiership. No such Cinderella story this year, as the AFL Grand Final will feature the top seed Adelaide Crows against the number three Richmond Tigers, so form more or less held. The Telstra 2017…

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Underdog Cats Could Benefit From Playing Danger at Half-Back

Patrick is dangerous no matter where he appears on the field seems to be the thinking in footy quarters in recent aysd. The Geelong Cats moved him from the midfield to the full forward position and made a good show of it as the Cats sent the Swans to the exits on the Toyota 2017…

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Margin for Underdog Giants Shrinking as Bounce Approaches

“We’re scared to death at the prospect of playing at MCG.” Why can’t we just stay in Sydney and let the Richmond Tigers advance to the Grand Final without all the fuss and bother of journeying all the way to Melbourne?” “Me mum always warned me not to take candy from strangers or to play…

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Cats Will Need One or More of Nine Lives Against Crows Tigers Fit

If the finals of the Toyota 2017 AFL Premiership competition were to be decided on the basis of health, the Richmond Tigers would win the flag, hands, er, paws down. Richmond has an unbelievably short casualty list, with only Nathan Drummond will be off the list for the Saturday preliminary against the Greater Western Sydney…

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Buddy Franklin Alone Will Not Bring Swans Flags

Nine years and $10 million does not an AFL premiership buy, at least not in the first four years since Lance Franklin left the Hawthorn Hawks for the Sydney Swans following the 2013 AFL season. Yet, 1988 Brownlow medalist and former Swans great Gerard Healy termed Franklin’s time in Sydney as a “great success.” Franklin…

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Top Four Through to AFL Preliminary Finals Courtesy of Blowouts

The spectre of an all-Sydney AFL Grand Final has been erased, thanks to the Geelong Cats’ 98 – 39 dispatching of the Sydney Swans in semifinal two Friday evening, but we still have that sour taste in our mouth from a side losing in its first final, but living on due to the way the…

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AFL Semifinal Contest Features Inspirational Eagles v Gentle Giants

The Adelaide Crows and the Richmond Tigers get to sit at home, pop a coldie and watch two AFL finals this week in order to learn who their opponents will be when they resume playing in the preliminary finals. In what we consider one of the most egregious miscarriages of justices ever perpetrated in the…

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Roos Money No Good Kelly Recommits to GWS Giants

The latest butt down at the scuttle is that Josh Kelly is staying in Sydney for the next two years, as the big money and lengthy contract offer of the North Melbourne Kangaroos was not enough to lure Kelly away from a winning side to one that finished seven slots out of the top eight…

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AFLPA Awards Have Something for Everyone Seemingly

The AFLPA recently held its awards ceremony, and from the looks of it, no one went home empty handed. It almost seems like one of those microbrew beer festivals, where every brewer who supports the festival gets a medal of one sort or another. “Best Australian Pale Ale Packaged in Bottles Only and Distributed Only…

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