"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
Every now and then, sports fans get into heated debates over something that – in the grand scheme of things – is essentially pointless and probably even a little bit silly.
The historic day-night Test at Adelaide Oval was absolutely fantastic. Despite only lasting three days, the game generated plenty of excitement, discussion and drama.
One would think this little period in between Tests of the Australia versus New Zealand series would be a quiet time, yet two headlines ensured the Australian cricket fraternity still had plenty to discuss.
I have nothing against Shaun Marsh the person. I’ve never met him, and I’ve never even spoken to anyone that knows him intimately. From all reports he’s a nice guy, and he’s unquestionably a talented cricketer.
You may be wondering why one of the worst teams in the NBA warrants two articles in two weeks. It’s a fair question, but it’s also an easy one to answer. Quite simply, even when the Los Angeles Lakers stink, they somehow remain a news story.
I made a promise to myself that I would never do two things in my writing career: criticise referees, umpires or officials, or ever suggest that a coach be fired.