Geoff Lemon is a writer, editor and broadcaster covering sport for The Roar and The Guardian, as well as writing on politics, literature and history for a range of outlets. He's a regular guest on ABC Radio and a video presenter for The Roar, including trips to the 2013 Ashes and 2011 Rugby World Cup. He runs the political satire website Heathen Scripture.
Geoff is also editor of Australian literary publisher Going Down Swinging. His own creative work includes the poetry collection Sunblind (2008), collaborative novel Willow Pattern (2012) and essay collection The Sturgeon General Recommends (2013).
- Member Since:
- June 2010
- Based In:
- Melbourne, Australia
- Favourite Sports:
- AFL, Cricket, Football, Rugby,
- Geoff Lemon
Getting smashed in Test cricket is great. It means we get to be really angry and yell at people for the dumb mistakes that we didn’t realise they had made until they lost.
If you are the kind of person who gets sick on rutted mountainous roads, let a man who gets sick on tricycles give some advice.
It’s always a bit emotive when a cricket series ends. The carnival is over, the circus leaves town, the ground is quiet, and a poignancy plucks at a string in your chest when you’re the one who stays behind.
Anything makes a greater impression when you don’t see it coming.
There is a human fondness for prophesy. Sport’s most common and boring joke revolves around the jinx, spectators claiming responsibility when action contradicts their preceding assertion.
If you’re going to do something as ridiculous with your life as play a hundred Test matches, you would want to mark that milestone with a hundred runs.