Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Closet

I have two favourite metaphors to describe the experience of sport. The first is Gary Smith’s description of experiencing a sporting event being “like pulling a blanket over your head when you’re a kid.” The second is from Ray Allen, … Continue reading

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The Relief of Uneven Coverage

Every so often, a familiar refrain comes over the airwaves: female sportspeople want and deserve more media coverage. This week, there are 12 Australian netballers who are oh so glad that such a wish has never been granted. The Commonwealth … Continue reading

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Existential Walking. Or: Can I Only See It Because I Know It’s There?

Like every Olympics and Commonwealth Games before it, Delhi 2010 has once again shown that the sport with the least self-respect is race walking. Can anyone not affiliated with the sport actually take it seriously? Rule 230.1 of the International Association … Continue reading

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Diary of a Big Week

ON REBECCA WILSON In last Thursday’s Herald Sun, Rebecca Wilson stated that: “[Gary] Ablett Jr will make almost $10 million over the next five years at the Gold Coast Suns. He stood to gain a lot more by staying in … Continue reading

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