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"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

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February 2011
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My NBA All-Star team selections

My NBA All-Star team selections

9 hours ago

There are few basketball debates that get more heated, subjective, and ultimately irrelevant, than discussing who should make the NBA All-Star teams. Yet despite all that, it remains a fun topic, and it would only be right that I weigh in with whom I think should be selected this season. Part of the reason the […]

Who are Australian cricket’s biggest villains?

Who are Australian cricket’s biggest villains?

20 Jan 2015

Last week I wrote an article – inspired by Virat Kohli – about the biggest villains to visit Australia’s shores. The piece generated a lot of fun debate, though a portion of the chatter ended up being dedicated to asking who Australia’s villains were or are. Once that became the topic of discussion, the names […]

Where does Virat Kohli rank among the greatest villains to visit our shores?

Where does Virat Kohli rank among the greatest villains to visit our shores?

13 Jan 2015

With another summer of Test cricket wrapped up – which consequently reduces me to a puddle of tears – it’s time to reflect on what I believe will be a historically underrated series of five-day cricket. The 2014/15 battle for the Gavaskar-Border trophy had a little bit of everything: sadness and emotion, Tests that went […]

When is it time for the Cavs to panic?

When is it time for the Cavs to panic?

6 Jan 2015

The Cleveland Cavaliers currently sit in fifth spot in the Eastern Conference, nursing a 19-15 record for a winning percentage of 0.559, and superstar LeBron James will not play for the next two weeks due to an assortment of injuries. Though those numbers and LeBron’s health should not induce an all-out anxiety attack, there were […]

Drop Shane Watson? For who, exactly?

Drop Shane Watson? For who, exactly?

30 Dec 2014

Oh great, another article about Shane Watson. Clearly not enough words have been dedicated to the enigmatic Australian all-rounder, so here is yet another piece with ‘Watto’ as the subject matter. Though hopefully there is a slight twist on the narrative this time around. Follow live scores of Day 5 in the Australia-India Test here […]

Where will Burns fire, at first drop or in the middle order?

Where will Burns fire, at first drop or in the middle order?

23 Dec 2014

Queenslander Joe Burns was a somewhat shock selection in the Australian squad for the Boxing Day Test against India. At 25 years of age, Burns isn’t a baby, but he’s still quite young, and his selection over Ed Cowan indicates that the selectors are looking towards the future. I think it’s a great choice, for […]

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