WEST TIGERS & CEO RESPOND EARLY TO NRL CAP BREACHES

It seems as though the NRL needs more enforcement personnel on deck, as the various clubs demonstrate endless creativity in getting around the salary cap. Maybe they could get a few of those manning the replay bunker, which would give truth to the statement that justice is blind. West Tigers beat the deadline to respond…

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NFL NEEDS SUPPER SUPER BOWL TO SCRAPE EGG OFF LEAGUE FACE

It is reputedly one of the largest single day punting events in the world, the concluding game of the NFL 2018 –2019 season, the Super Bowl. A more appropriate name would be Super Bore – Bonus Bets. Following the travesty foisted on the New Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Rams will be spending the week…

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DHOKOVIC SUPPLANTS EMMO IN NUMBER OF AO SINGLES TITLES

It feels like déjà vu all over again. Recall the early part of 2016, when Novak Djokovic held court and appeared destined to turn men’s singles into the sort of affair women’s singles represented in the prime run of Serena Williams. An injury ran Djokovic off the rails and indirectly contributed to the re-emergence of…

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NFL OFFICIATING EMBARRASSMENTS SCALE PREVIOUSLY UNEXPLORED

The NFL Super Bowl lineup is set. The Los Angeles Rams stole their way in as the representatives from the National Football Conference NFC). The New England Patriots will be the representatives from the American Football Conference. Kansas City Chiefs’ coach Andy Reid was outclassed by Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick. Belichick’s strategy was to do…

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BARTY DISMISSES FIRST GIANT FACES NEXT IN KVITOVA

We have gained many insights from modern technology. We have saved thousands on car repairs by watching computer videos. Our craving for adorable kitten videos has almost been sated. We learned how to play the guitar when we were considered lost causes by several one-on-one live instructors. It does not surprise, therefore, that Stefanos Tsitsipas…

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NFL FINALS DOWN TO TOP FOUR TEAMS FOR CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

It almost makes one wonder why the NFL bothers with the regular season, as the Conference Championship games this weekend both feature the one and two seeds from the American and National Conferences. Four teams remain in the chase for a Super Bowl berth and the chance to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy. Punters could…

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FORM HOLDS TRUE IN NFL GRIDIRON DIVISIONAL ROUND

Hopefully, those of you who had punts on the weekend just past for the NFL gridiron markets made out well. Ahead of the first game, the Kansas City Chiefs were only 4.5-point favourites to the Indianapolis Colts. That one was pretty easy and the Chiefs embarrassed the Colts and won by 18 points 31 –…

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STEVE SMITH TEARS ELBOW LIGAMENT WITH END OF BAN ON HORIZON

On top of his ban, Steve Smith is now confirmed to need surgery on a ligament tear in his right elbow he injured during play in the Bangladesh Premier League. On one hand, it might be viewed as fortuitous that the remaining months of his ban from Australian cricket may be spent rehabbing, but on…

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CONTEST OF AUSTRALIAN TENNIS BAD BOYS GOES TO TOMIC

Certainly, no one expected the first head-to-head match between Aussie bad boys Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios of go off without a hitch and the expectation of shenanigans of one sort or another were met. We quite expect to hear from a Kyrgios representative, perhaps even Nick himself, over our choice to list Tomic’s name…

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NFL DIVISIONAL ROUND FINDS EQUILIBRIUM RESTORED TO PLAYOFFS

The Wild Card Round of the NFL playoffs for the 2018 – 2019 season was notable mostly for the amount of discussion the on field referees required in order to reach anything resembling a consensus over what had just happened on the field of play. If these blokes worked in the AFL, the 2019 Brownlow…

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MUSIC FESTIVAL SUBSTANCE TESTING WOULD TRANSLATE WELL TO SPORTS

No one could accuse Australia of not being a progressive country. Well, perhaps some could. One the one hand, the government has jumped into the private sector and said that none of the poor, honest, hardworking corporate bookies can no longer entice the unsuspecting wagering public with the promise of sign-up bonuses. On the other,…

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VIRAT KOHLI AUSTRALIA’S LEAST POPULAR MAN

Virat Kohli Australia’s Least Popular Man India is closing on breaking its duck in Australia and on the first day of the fourth Test, the reached 4/303 at stumps to set the bar high for the Australian chasers. India has a 2 – 1 advantage in the overall series and only a win by Australia…

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