"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words, it is war minus the shooting." - George Orwell
- Member Since:
- February 2011
- Favourite Sports:
- Cricket, League, Rugby,
- Ryan O'Connell
You often hear professional athletes proclaim that they instinctively knew when it was time to retire. It’s not uncommon for great sportspeople to acknowledge they woke up one morning and simply said to themselves “I don’t want to do this anymore.”
For years we’ve heard the rhetoric that the United States is the sleeping giant of rugby union.
There’s nothing more comical than a massive overreaction from rugby league fans who call for the sacking of their club’s coach after the team – without their starting halfback – loses a mid-season game against the current premiership leaders.
In the aftermath of Australia’s loss in the first Test of the 2015 Ashes series, a sense of panic quickly emerged from within the nation’s cricketing fraternity.
The Queensland Maroons have won the 2015 State of Origin series after defeating the New South Wales Blues 52-6 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Wednesday night.
After all the banter, the mind-games, the parochial ‘journalism’ and, of course, the first two games of the series, it’s come down to this: a deciding game in Brisbane that will determine the winner of the 2015 State of Origin series.