Matthew Dellavedova and the Australian Way.: “What the fuck are you staring at?” That’s the attitude Australia takes into the world, in sport as in much else."
Yes, But Is It A Sport?: A landmark court case in Britain to judge whether Bridge is a sport or not. Significant lottery funding is at stake.
The Man Who Never Was, Or Who Was He?: The story of Clifford Grey and the gold medal winning 1928 and 1932 bobsled team.
Arsene Wenger, The Martyr: The sacrifices involved in playing the beautiful game.
Around the ballparks.: In celebration of opening day, the best food in the MLB.
Cyclones and Grass Roots Football: The Nerimbera Magpies. The soul of a town.
Last Man (or Woman): A game for those not interested in NFL. Or at least the Superbowl result.
People Who Like Sport Remember Their Lives Better Than People Who Don't.: A long rambling look through 2005. Life, death, divorce. And cricket.
Coming of Age: The long, hard luck story of Australian football may be coming to an end.
Crowd Catch: The lengths some people will go to to catch a ball in the crowd. Also, in cricket, using a mitt is illegal.
Requiem for Phillip Hughes: "So rest in peace my little brother. I'll see you out in the middle."
Crossing Over:: Club Tijuana is also San Diego's team.
Through Thick and Thin: Using Manchester United as an example, how happiness doesn't always relate to winning all the time. With real psychology stuff.
The Best Football (Soccer) Writing 2013: It was a good year for the long form piece, judging by this list.
This is Football: Normally the English FA can be relied upon to do something stupid. However, they commissioned poet and writer Musa Okwonga to pen an ode to celebrate their 150th anniversary. With a few special guests.
Football as Religion?: Dennis Bergkamp on motivation, Arsene Wenger and the love of the game.
Arsenal's Accounts: A forensic analysis of a football club. Where the money comes from, and where it goes. Except, apparently, on new players.
Drugs in Sport: The Game and the Metagame.: How mathematical logic could address some of our concerns.
End of an Era. Fergie Out!:
Imperial Lord Ferg Sir Alex quits. Here are some highlights of the last 35 years or so of his footballing life.
Brian Lara vs Sachin Tendulkar: And why sports comparisons are meaningless but still jolly good fun.
We Can't Accept Mediocrity: Australia sacks four cricketers for not preparing a presentation.
What is American Soccer?: A tactical history of the USMNT. From a list of the best football writing 2012.
The Aboriginal Innings: Australia's first national cricket team were all indigenous. What has happened since then? A thoughtful piece from the Global Mail.