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Recent Posts by owlhouse

February 18

Last Man (or Woman): A game for those not interested in NFL. Or at least the Superbowl result.

posted by owlhouse to football at 12:15 AM - 5 comments

February 04

People Who Like Sport Remember Their Lives Better Than People Who Don't.: A long rambling look through 2005. Life, death, divorce. And cricket.

posted by owlhouse to culture at 08:52 PM - 0 comments

February 01

Coming of Age: The long, hard luck story of Australian football may be coming to an end.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 09:57 PM - 3 comments

January 29

Crowd Catch: The lengths some people will go to to catch a ball in the crowd. Also, in cricket, using a mitt is illegal.

posted by owlhouse to other at 04:53 AM - 2 comments

December 04

Requiem for Phillip Hughes: "So rest in peace my little brother. I'll see you out in the middle."

posted by owlhouse to culture at 04:07 AM - 1 comment

May 11

Crossing Over:: Club Tijuana is also San Diego's team.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 04:33 AM - 1 comment

April 07

American recruit scores first goal for the Swans: Patrick Mitchell, a college basketball player from Iowa, signed for AFL's Sydney Swans last year.

posted by owlhouse to other at 02:43 AM - 2 comments

March 30

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.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 03:10 AM - 2 comments

January 16

The Best Football (Soccer) Writing 2013: It was a good year for the long form piece, judging by this list.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 01:39 AM - 0 comments

December 20

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.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 12:06 AM - 0 comments

September 22

Football as Religion?: Dennis Bergkamp on motivation, Arsene Wenger and the love of the game.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 09:44 PM - 4 comments

August 19

Arsenal's Accounts: A forensic analysis of a football club. Where the money comes from, and where it goes. Except, apparently, on new players.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 02:30 AM - 4 comments

July 27

Drugs in Sport: The Game and the Metagame.: How mathematical logic could address some of our concerns.

posted by owlhouse to general at 07:48 AM - 3 comments

May 08

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.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 06:17 AM - 13 comments

March 19

Brian Lara vs Sachin Tendulkar: And why sports comparisons are meaningless but still jolly good fun.

posted by owlhouse to other at 09:51 PM - 0 comments

March 11

We Can't Accept Mediocrity: Australia sacks four cricketers for not preparing a presentation.

posted by owlhouse to other at 08:41 PM - 3 comments

January 07

What is American Soccer?: A tactical history of the USMNT. From a list of the best football writing 2012.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 03:52 AM - 2 comments

December 18

The Aboriginal Innings: Australia's first national cricket team were all indigenous. What has happened since then? A thoughtful piece from the Global Mail.

posted by owlhouse to culture at 03:51 AM - 2 comments

December 17

Merry Christmas, Spofites.: The best, but mostly worst, of Christmas/football music.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 04:35 AM - 2 comments

October 25

Dodgers to Play 2014 Season Opener in Sydney: according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

posted by owlhouse to baseball at 05:06 AM - 5 comments

September 12

Cover Up At Hillsborough: A British inquiry finds that an official cover up took place after 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death before their team's FA Cup semi-final in 1989. Prosecutions may now follow.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 09:18 PM - 4 comments

April 07

September 04

The Rugby World Cup 2011: starts this Friday. Held in New Zealand for the first time since 1987, the home side are hoping they can repeat that victory. Because it's been pretty lean since. And like all other kinds of World Cup, there's the obligatory hoax prostitution story.

posted by owlhouse to other at 03:09 AM - 2 comments

July 30

World Cup 2014 Qualifying Draw: Pre-qualifying has already commenced, but the qualifying groups and formats in each confederation have now been determined.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 11:53 PM - 9 comments

June 20

Top Ten Evil Sports: Doesn't include cheerleading.

posted by owlhouse to general at 09:58 PM - 16 comments