Monthly Archives: July 2010

A Fateful Decision

When I was a kid – a primary school kid from Canberra, that is – I loved the Los Angeles Lakers’ “Showtime” era. My idol, Magic Johnson, and all of my other favourites such as Byron Scott, Michael Cooper and … Continue reading

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The Medals They Earned

In 2008, Antonio Pettigrew, a member of the gold medal winning USA 4x400m relay team at the Sydney Olympics, testified that he had taken HGH (human growth hormone) and EPO (erythropoietin) from 1997 to 2001. His teammate, the great US … Continue reading

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Best to let others argue over whether or not she’s the Greatest of All Time after her latest Grand Slam title. Best just to say that she’s now in contention and leave such a beautifully pointless discussion to them. What … Continue reading

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The Future is Written

According to Advertising Age, it was the fastest growing viral video in history, with 7.8 million people viewing Nike’s “Write the Future” ad online in its first week of release. And now, even though one week still remains in the … Continue reading

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