|Name:||bill pennington (no, not that one)|
|Location:||Australia, but reasonably peripatetic|
|Member since:||June 26, 2004|
|Last visit:||September 25, 2016|
Mud and Glory: "Of a wet and thunderous sodden Saturday they couldn’t put on any lights fifty-two years ago, there weren’t any to put on. It grew much darker and blacker in vilest intensity with coagulated punch-ups going oddly unnoticed due to the annoying and most profound darkness that at least cost nothing. The dark has always been on the house I think you’ll find. Dark and mud sponsored the game of life back then before the new artificial grass authorities put the kybosh on free thinking."
Tha Art of Coarse Cricket: For some of you, reading this might be akin to deciphering Linear B. But the article and the comments section are some of the funniest things I've ever read about sport.
How Football Transfers Work: Player amortisation, agents' fees and broken fax machines explained.
FINA - as bad as FIFA? : The murky waters of international swimming.
Sport and the Olympics: A Lament: Gideon Haigh, a terrific writer on sport and culture, examines why the Rio Olympics might be the most unappealing in a generation.