Coaches and players are splitting up all the time. They’re worse than a Mexican soap opera. They’ve even got a name for it on the ATP Tour and WTA, they call it the ‘coaching carousel’, and people are getting on and off all the time. It makes you wonder, at the highest level of competition how much influence does the coach actually have on a players’ results? Continue reading Boris and Novak have split, now what?
Category Archives: sport
Schlereth & Evans
I’ve listened to some radio over the years, mostly triple j for the music you’d never find on other stations. Back in the early 90’s as I was driving to work at Toukley Police Station I listened to ‘Zorba and Hollywood’ on 2KY as the ‘decibel duo’ talked Rugby League. In this last year I’ve found another sports radio show that I have to admit, I am addicted to, it’s ‘Schlereth & Evans’. Continue reading Schlereth & Evans
US Open Preview
This year’s last Grand Slam is now upon us. On Monday the US Open starts in New York with a ton of storylines looking to unfold. How will the new $150 Million Centre Court roof fare on Arthur Ashe Stadium? Will Djokovic recover from his less than stellar summer? Can Angelique Kerber continue the hot streak? Will the absence of Roger Federer hurt the tournament? Continue reading US Open Preview
The Pro Football Hall of Fame ignores Mr Bowlen
What does it take? Seriously. Again the Pro Football Hall of Fame failed to select Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen in sub-committee for a final vote, to gain entry into the Hall of Fame. Continue reading The Pro Football Hall of Fame ignores Mr Bowlen
Can the Rio Olympics bring me back?
I’m just jaded, of the Olympics kind, maybe I’m missing the boat completely, it could be the drug cheating Soviets, the endless Rio dramas, the IOC corruption, but my interest in watching the “Greatest Show on Earth” is flickering on low. I think I’ve tuned in to the Olympics coverage for a total of 20 minutes in the first week of the Games. Continue reading Can the Rio Olympics bring me back?
Is State of Origin dead?
Far be it from me to be the wet blanket that covers the Blues victory in the 3rd and meaningless State of Origin game on Wednesday night, but I figured that after my indifference to especially game 3 now was as good a time as any to go on a mini rant. Continue reading Is State of Origin dead?
Its time to order some strawberries and cream and wash it down with a Pimms and Lemonade, for no other reason that the great big ‘W’ is just days away. Whilst we’re at it lets climb to the top of ‘Murray Mountain’ and long for the day when it used to be called ‘Henman Hill, who always seemed to lose in the semi’s to somebody. Continue reading Wimbledon Preview
NRL Mid-Season Report
13 Rounds have been played meaning we’ve reached the halfway point in the season. Let’s look at what teams are performing, treading water or failing miserably. Also, how accurate were my predictions at the beginning of the year? Continue reading NRL Mid-Season Report
French Open Preview
The clay season has been in full swing for a few weeks and now its time for that iconic event in Paris that lights up the European tennis calendar, its Roland Garros. So lets dust the clay off our shoes, order a ‘un café’ and croissant and digest what’s likely to happen at the second Grand Slam of the year. Continue reading French Open Preview
The Role of the Sports Role Model
What responsibility does the athlete have if their behavior impacts children in a negative way? It’s the age-old question. In this politically correct culture should we be holding our star athletes to an even higher standard? Continue reading The Role of the Sports Role Model