My adventures with the Commonwealth Games Baton

The news had come through from the local Track & Field Club; I’d been selected to run a leg of the 1982 Commonwealth Games Relay as the Queens Baton wormed its way up the coast to Brisbane. I was 12 years old. There was one problem, I was a sprinter, the 100m, 200m and occasionally under sufferance the 400m. The distance I had to run with the baton through my hometown of Budgewoi was a little under 3km, oh no. Continue reading My adventures with the Commonwealth Games Baton

NRL Season Preview 2018

Next Thursday the St George Dragons and Brisbane Broncos kick off the 2018 NRL season at Jubilee Oval which means its time footy fans to enter those tipping comps and fill up your Sportsbet account. Melbourne shellacked an injury riddled Cowboys in last year’s Grand Final, lets take a look at what your team has done in the offseason and where they might go:  Continue reading NRL Season Preview 2018

Australian Open Finals Preview 2018

Halep vs Wozniacki

This is an unlikely final, not for the fact that we have the number 1 and 2 seed up against each other but that in the second round Wozniacki was down 5-1, 40-15 in the 3rd to Croation Jana Fett and escaped, Halep also saved match points in a 9-7 third set nailbiter over Angelique Kerber in the semi finals. This is the luck you need to win Grand Slams; points are won in inches, sometimes the biggest points. Continue reading Australian Open Finals Preview 2018

All the money in the world

Greed is good so said Gordon Gecko. Take that to another level with J.Paul Getty, (Christopher Plummer) once the richest man who had ever lived. Now add in a level of frugal, which defies belief of someone that rich, a man who cares more about his artwork than paying the ransom for his own Grandson who in July 1973 in a Rome Piazza has been by kidnapped by an Italian crime mob. Continue reading All the money in the world