This is an unpopular topic so I almost don’t want to broach it… but I will (and I’m prepared for the backlash so bring it on).
This month, we watched the Super Bowl (at least, you all did – I was stuck at my old job training my replacement so I had to settle for updating the NFL website whenever she was writing notes or in the bathroom). And after the game a NUMBER of people, both that I know personally and who are total strangers, commented on the half-time show and how US sporting experiences compare to Australian sporting experiences. While many of the comments contained expletives, I will use the nicest one here. They called it “humbling.”
As I have said before, Australian sports can never be and should never be American sports. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for innovation. Continue Reading
Hi. It’s me. I’m back.
So I know I’m a couple weeks late on this one… but after Australia Day on 26th January (Happy Australia Day, by the way) I had a few thoughts. The first one was, “I can’t believe I have to work tonight and can’t partake in the festivities” (I was teaching 2 dance classes in the evening) and the second was, “There has GOT to be a better way to deal with rained out games.”
And I think I have one. Continue Reading
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but this summer there’s been a little game going on between Australia and England. Have you heard of it? The Ashes? (Sarcasm, in case you didn’t know).
And I don’t know about you but I am cricketed out. Really. I can only handle a limited amount of cricket on a good day (I try, I really do, but what can I say? It’s just a whole lotta nothing for a little bit of something) and this year there’s just been SO. MUCH CRICKET. After all, The Ashes was on twice this year – so weird – and just when we’ve had about enough of Alistair Cook and his remarkable bone structure shoddy captaining, here come England for the one day test.