SINNER SAINT CARLISLE GIVEN LIGHT AFL PENANCE

He was wearing no skirt, yet Sydney Swans key defender Dane Rampe decided to get into an altercation with St. Kilda key defender Jake Carlisle during the recent match at the Gabba, a 101 – 48 victory for the Saints. The Saints’ prayers, apparently, were answered, somewhat belatedly, as St. Kilda beat Sydney for the…

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TENTH TO TOP STORY OF PORT ADELAIDE POWER IN 2020

An AFL club beating the Dees is hardly newsworthy; it seems as though it happens every day, despite the reality that games are played only once per week. This time though, it was Port Adelaide Power doing the beating and the story of the Toyota 2020 AFL Premiership competition, other than the obvious one, is…

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QUEENSLAND WELCOMES ADDITIONAL AFL GAMES TO CAIRNS

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan must be one of our devoted readers. The other one’s whereabouts are undetermined at this point, but possibly could be sequestered in Melbourne. Gillon McLachlan has recently spoken of the potential of having an AFL Grand Final someplace other than MCG, although his words contained more than a bucketful of ambiguity….

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ROOSTERS WAKE UP SMELL THE COFFEE CLIMB THE LADDER

Number one for points scored. Number three for points allowed. Answer, Jeopardy style: This NRL club took the Telstra 2019 NRL Premiership, only to return for the 2020 and look the epitome of a premiership hangover. Question: Who are the Sydney Roosters? After 11 games, the Chooks are climbing the ladder with the league’s most…

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WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM NEW NAME FOR D.C. NFL FRANCHISE

Well, NFL fans, fans from the city of the U.S. capital, Washington, D.C. will be happy to know that the NFL has some proper priorities. Yes, fans, you will be able to purchase merchandise with the new name, “Washington Football Team,” emblazoned on it. Fans will have to act fast and buy as much as…

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AFL RELEASES FIXTURE FOR NEXT FOUR ROUNDS OF 2020 SEASON

If anyone enquires about our whereabouts, we can be found parked in front of the TV for the next two weeks. The AFL is squeezing 33 matches into rounds nine through 12 of the Toyota 2020 AFL Premiership competition. When the league resumed on June 11 after being on pause since March 22, rounds two…

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PORT NEEDS EXTRA TIME TO SADDEN BLUES AT THE GABBA

If Robbie Gray can kick a goal after the final siren and secure a win in place of a loss for Port in the Power’s 64 – 61 victory over Carlton at the Gabba, why can’t we simply return to the past and change the outcomes of any game that did not go according to…

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AFL CEO MCLACHLAN SAYS AFL GRAND FINAL IS STILL AT MCG

Let’s just move the entire country to Queensland, what? After moving some of the AFL’s Melbourne clubs to Sydney, a surge in Covid-19 in New South Wales, where four of the Victorian clubs had been based for the resumption of the Toyota 2020 AFL Premiership competition. Now all 10 of the Victorian clubs will be…

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AFL GRAND FINAL WILL BE PLAYED ON THE MOON SOONER THAN EXPECTED

The very idea that the AFL could hold a Grand Final any place other than MCG was inconceivable six months ago, but much that could not be imagined then is reality now. Melbourne has been locked down by the premier of Victoria in the wake of an uptick in coronavirus cases. The AFL plans to…

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LEBRON SHOULD CATCH ABDUL-JABBAR DESPITE SHORT SEASON

With the 2020 NBA season poised to resume, there is a story those of us with a statistical bent find compelling. There are exactly 5,300 points separating LeBron James and all-time leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Kareem Abdu-Jabbar (nee Lew Alcindor) recorded 38,387 points over 20 seasons. We stats lovers wish he had made it to 40,000…

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AFL MOVING VICTORIAN CLUBS TO QUEENSLAND

Five million Melbourners will have to stay home for the next six weeks after the state recorded 191 new Covid-19 infections. That is the highest daily number recorded since the whole mess started. Victoria State Premier Daniel Andrews made the announcement a few days ago and it is hard to fault the bloke, or the…

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BRONCOS BOARD BOOSTS SEIBOLD FOLLOWING SIXTH STRAIGHT LOSS

The board of the Brisbane Broncos called a special conference to give official support for teetering coach Anthony Seibold. In professional sports, special announcements voicing support for the coach of a losing team are equitable to kisses of death. None other than Paul White delivered the coup de gras at the conference when he said,…

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