England have now gone out of the football, cricket and rugby world cups at the group stage in the last 16 months.
Maybe they need to invent more sports. This time, ones they might be good at.
posted by owlhouse at 11:56 PM on October 04
Anyone have Aguero?
posted by owlhouse at 02:05 AM on October 04
The only thing they understand. Money.
posted by owlhouse at 02:04 AM on October 04
Pittsburgh by 7
New York Jets by 14
Atlanta by 7
New York Giants by 14
Oakland by 7
Cincinnati by 14
Indianapolis by 7
Carolina by 14
Philadelphia by 7
San Diego by 14
Denver by 7
Arizona by 14
Green Bay by 14 (Hayne Plane iced up)
New Orleans by 7
Seattle by 14
posted by owlhouse at 09:40 PM on September 30
Off the bottom!
Montreal by 6
Calgary by 10
Edmonton by 6
BC by 10
posted by owlhouse at 09:33 PM on September 30
Scotland have woken up at half time.
This might have had something to do with it. It woke me up, and I was 8,000 miles away sitting on a couch.
posted by owlhouse at 03:56 AM on September 28
The Eagles are giving the Scots a run for their money at the moment. Tune in, folks.
posted by owlhouse at 09:59 AM on September 27
posted by owlhouse at 08:37 PM on September 26
Calgary by 21
Edmonton by 11
Toronto by 7
Montreal by 10
posted by owlhouse at 12:13 AM on September 24
For what it's worth, he was a sportsman who transcended his own sport, as the obituaries appearing in Australian, British and other overseas newspapers can attest.
Of course he was famous for his malapropisms, but it seems he was pretty special as a player and human being, too.
posted by owlhouse at 11:48 PM on September 23
NYG by 7
CLE by 14
IND by 14
PIT by 7
MIN by 14
NE by 14
NYJ by 7
CAR by 14
BAL by 7
HOU by 14
ARI by 7 (Obligatory Jarryd Hayne reference)
MIA by 14
SEA by 21
DEN by 14
GB by 21
posted by owlhouse at 10:24 PM on September 23
I was just about to post that, Joey. Amazing.
posted by owlhouse at 10:28 PM on September 22
I feel happy for Eddie Jones, Japan's coach. One of the game's nice guys.
And that was an ageing and very poor Tongan team, I'd have to say.
posted by owlhouse at 07:55 PM on September 20
Anyone have Diego Costa?
You must really want to win. And have no ethics.
posted by owlhouse at 12:19 AM on September 20
No-one knows why penalties are awarded in rugby. Not even the referees.
posted by owlhouse at 09:08 PM on September 18
KC by 7
NE by 14
Arizona by 21
Cincy by 14
Tenn by 7
Minn by 7
New O by 14
NYG by 21
Pitt by 14 (Hayne Plane hits turbulence)
St L by 7
Carolina by 7
Baltimore by 14
Miami by 21
Philly by 14
Green Bay by 7
Indy by 7
posted by owlhouse at 12:50 AM on September 17
The Guardian's cricket, football and other sports play by play blogs are fantastic. Even better when they get feedback through readers' emails. The Guardian Australia is now my primary go to site for news and sport.
posted by owlhouse at 09:48 PM on September 15
We're racing? Cool.
Away the Lads!
BC by 10
Edmonton by 15 (I hate Hamilton for some inexplicable reason)
Ottawa by 12
Winnipeg by 17
posted by owlhouse at 09:45 PM on September 15
I reckon they might be watching in Milan.
posted by owlhouse at 10:14 PM on September 11
posted by owlhouse at 10:27 PM on September 10
Home team week!
Tronno by 12
Peg by 15
Eddie by 17
BC by 19
posted by owlhouse at 09:45 PM on September 09
Making cricket commentary better through good storytelling. A guide.
For those unfamiliar with cricket, Richie Benaud held a status among announcers akin to that of Vin Scully in baseball.
posted by owlhouse at 02:30 AM on September 09
I want that ball.
Pats by 28
Indy by 13
Packers by 14
Seahawks by 3 (in OT)
Jets by 7
Phins by 10
Panthers by 21
Houston by 10
Cards by 7
Broncos by 28
Bengals by 13
Bucs by 3
Cowboys by 10
Eagles by 17
Jarryd Hayne by 7
posted by owlhouse at 10:16 PM on September 08
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.
posted by owlhouse at 09:46 AM on September 06
I always figured young Greg Inglis would be a better NFL prospect than Hayne, but good luck to him.
And Craig Biggio had it comin'.
posted by owlhouse at 04:58 AM on September 05
Away teams! (or are they Road teams in Canada?)
BC by 7
Peg by 7
Edmonton by 7
posted by owlhouse at 09:29 PM on September 02
The only reason I know that fax machines still exist.
posted by owlhouse at 09:58 PM on August 31
Virtual Reality Football.
It won't catch on, but it is very funny.
posted by owlhouse at 02:25 AM on August 28
Hi there Septics. What's this NFL thing all about anyway?
posted by owlhouse at 11:47 PM on August 27
I don't think so, like the SCG, it has heritage listing.
posted by owlhouse at 09:32 PM on August 26
Montreal by 15
Edmonton by 12
Winnipeg by 7
Sask by 3. Hey, they're due.
posted by owlhouse at 09:29 PM on August 26
Naming rights don't usually bother me but that looks so wrong. It's still Lords, Eden Gardens and the MCG, right?
I think so, and the SCG, Gabba, Adelaide Oval and WACA in Australia. Most of the football (all codes) grounds have sponsors names, but we are blessed with the ABC, a public broadcaster, which refuses to use the sponsors labels in the match calls and other reporting, and sticks by the traditional names.
posted by owlhouse at 09:17 PM on August 25
Some pictures from the Fifth Test at The Oval.
posted by owlhouse at 06:02 AM on August 25
An American in the AFL this weekend.
posted by owlhouse at 11:25 PM on August 19
Three draws to start the season, so we're UNDEFEATED!
Unfortunately we've also lost one starting XI player per game, each of them out for months. If this keeps up...
posted by owlhouse at 10:24 PM on August 19
That second goal brought back some bad memories.
posted by owlhouse at 11:54 PM on August 18
BC by 12
Eddie by 12
Sask by 12
Toronto by 12
All the home teams this week. What could possibly go wrong?
posted by owlhouse at 02:10 AM on August 18
The Birdman. The Oxford Tavern. Sydney 1977.
I was THERE!
Further trivia. One of my mate's older sister was Deniz Tek's girlfriend. And yes, we were under age at a licensed premises.
posted by owlhouse at 11:42 PM on August 16
I can validate your experience, beaverboard. Coached my daughter in mixed gender then from U/10s in girls teams. So much better being away from the boys.
Although I'm still trying to figure out if it worked for Iggy Azalea. She was in my daughter's U/14 team that I coached.
posted by owlhouse at 09:54 PM on August 16
The Last Amateur.
When asked to name his price, he didn't have one.
posted by owlhouse at 01:03 AM on August 13
Asking you is easier than clearing the cobwebs from the part of my brain where Stats B01 chose to die.
posted by owlhouse at 12:30 AM on August 13
So..... (Mr Grum), as a baseball newcomer from Down Under:
Based on actual home field advantage, rather than a flat 50/50 chance, I presume the odds would be slightly better than 1 in 32,768. Also did the "once every 80 years" conclusion allow for the number of occasions each season where all 30 teams are in action on the same day?
Have you got data to calculate this, and conversely the odds of all away teams winning in the same circumstances?
posted by owlhouse at 10:20 PM on August 12
Toronto by 9
Ottawa by 5
There. All the away teams. That should work.
posted by owlhouse at 09:22 PM on August 11
Arsene Wenger, after a summer spent rebuilding his game, and several practice rounds that showed promise, stepped onto the first tee on Sunday. He looked down the fairway, placed the ball high on the tee, brought his driver to the top of the swing...
And shanked it out of bounds.
posted by owlhouse at 11:51 PM on August 09
Weird Ashes Series or Weirdest Ashes series?
posted by owlhouse at 09:57 AM on August 06
Edmonton by 15
Ottawa by 7
Winnipeg by 11
posted by owlhouse at 10:50 PM on August 04
And if the motorbike won't scare the sharks away, this might.
I can die happy. I have seen everything.
posted by owlhouse at 10:45 PM on August 04
Having lost the Premier League a couple of years ago, ESPN/Fox Sports Asia tried us last year with the Eredivisie, which was fun but not engaging. That seems to have disappeared.
Now they're giving us Bundesliga, with Bayern and Hamburg kicking off at 1 am on Sunday.
No, probably not. In case you were asking.
posted by owlhouse at 09:51 PM on August 04
Promotion at last? Given the last couple of seasons, I'll be strung along until May, then be cock punched by reality.
posted by owlhouse at 09:48 PM on August 04
This is me.
posted by owlhouse at 09:39 PM on August 04
Well, it's one means of getting away from sharks, I suppose.
posted by owlhouse at 01:27 AM on August 03
"Carrying on like a porkchop" = being a loud idiot for no discernible reason.
posted by owlhouse at 11:33 PM on July 31
Sorry - can't work out how to embed that link on my tablet.
posted by owlhouse at 09:33 PM on July 31
43 Straightforward Reasons Adam Goodes Is A Bloody Legend
posted by owlhouse at 09:32 PM on July 31
I've written a lot this last week about Adam Goodes. One of the reasons I took my kids (who have Aboriginal descent via their mother) to Swans games was so they could see Goodsey play, and tell their own kids about it.
There has been a remarkable debate, and one we have to keep having, on the issue of the booing of Adam Goodes. You can search the Australian media and find some wonderful writing, and signs of hope. You can also find a pile of reactionary shit, especially from the Murdoch press and their pet columnists.
But we want Adam back on the field. So we can celebrate the athlete and the man.
posted by owlhouse at 09:29 PM on July 31
Tell me that the fix is in, and we'll win the next Test, and it will be 2-2 going into the final one.
Winner takes all, and "greatest series ever".
posted by owlhouse at 02:01 AM on July 31
BC by 11
Edmonton by 21
Montreal by 7
Toronto by 11
posted by owlhouse at 05:21 AM on July 29
Yeah. Because when he retires he'll have more time for things like...playing golf.
posted by owlhouse at 12:10 AM on July 22
Calgary by 10
Edmonton by 13
Sask by 11
posted by owlhouse at 12:08 AM on July 22
We breed them tough up on the Far North Coast.
posted by owlhouse at 09:58 PM on July 19
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