Another week of apologies. I know I haven’t been the best this week but, like I mentioned yesterday, I was away at a conference. And, just a warning, I will be taking a trip overseas soon so that might slow this site for a bit. I will, however, que some posts so you still get a stream 🙂 But, on to bigger and better things: the best of the week.
Israel Folau farewell gives Giants $1m to woo Kurt Tippett – Mark Robinson, Perth Now. While I can’t say I was totally surprised that Israel is heading back to rugby, I am surprised with what GWS is doing with the cash. Kurt Tippet? No no no. Do not waste your first round pick (either of them) on him. Sure, he’s a decent player, but do you really want a traitor on our team? I think not. Plus, if he’s actually going to cost a million dollars, you know I’ll be writing an article on why he’s overpaid… (PS – I know that I say ‘our team’ but it’s only because I love you.)
Why the NBA is More Relevant than MLB in the 21st Century – Patrick Rishe, Forbes SportsMoney. I love the NBA and I love the MLB but I have to admit that Patrick Rishe has a point. It’s upsetting that baseball has such low viewership because it’s America’s past time and even though I’m not a loyal watcher (few games are aired in Aus and streaming means I go over the internet limit) it’s always nice to know that it’s there and people are watching. It’s depressing to know that ‘hip’ and ‘fast’ are doing better than traditional. But then again, if the big markets were performing better (that’s right Boston, you know I mean you) they wouldn’t have this problem.
What Did Your Favourite Athletes Wear For Halloween? – Babes Dig Balls. This one is just too fun. My personal favourite? Jonathan Toews and Adam Burish as Dumb and Dumber. Incredibly awesome and that suit can be worn multiple times. Kidding… Sorta. Seriously considering this for next year… (are you in, Shannon?)
Good Lines on Economic Impact of the Super Bowl – Skip Sauer, The Sports Economist. As I’ve mentioned before, I love when people talk about the economic impact of the Olympics (mainly because there isn’t one) so of course this grabbed my attention. I love articles that make me think about aspects I haven’t (really) thought of before and honestly, I haven’t really thought about the “hens.”
Anything I missed? What were your biggest stories this week?