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Ryan O'Connell

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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

Member Since:
 
February 2011
Favourite Sports:
Cricket, League, Rugby,

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Judging Jordan: What if Twitter was around for the MJ era?

Judging Jordan: What if Twitter was around for the MJ era?

6 days ago

Given LeBron James’ epic performances in the 2018 NBA Playoffs, the debate about who is the greatest basketball player of all time has really heated up of late.

Three keys to NSW Origin 1 victory

Three keys to NSW Origin 1 victory

5 Jun 2018

For roughly the last decade, this is the period of State of Origin football where New South Wales and their fans have traditionally felt the most optimistic: before the series. Before that pesky thing we call ‘reality’ kicks in.

A pessimist’s review of every NRL team after 10 rounds

A pessimist’s review of every NRL team after 10 rounds

16 May 2018

It’s hard to believe we’re already over a third of the way through the 2018 NRL season, but as they say, time flies when you’re having fun.

What qualities do we want in our Australian athletes?

What qualities do we want in our Australian athletes?

4 Apr 2018

In the wake of the ball-tampering fiasco involving the Australian cricket team, it’s become popular to talk about what type of athletes we want representing us on the national stage.

Random observations from the experience of a lifetime: Sitting courtside at a Lakers game

Random observations from the experience of a lifetime: Sitting courtside at a Lakers game

20 Mar 2018

Last week, I ticked off a major bucket item in my life: sitting courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game.

In defence of Davey Warner

In defence of Davey Warner

7 Mar 2018

Australian opener David Warner was involved in a couple of ugly incidents in the first Test against South Africa, which have once again called into question his temperament and behaviour.