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Go Manly

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I think I was about 13 at the time, my cousin Adrian had a motorbike, which I thought was cool. He was a big Manly fan. One day after I’d finished running Track and Field at Narrabeen he said, “Do you want to go to Brookvale to watch Manly play?” My eyes lit up. “I can take you on the back of my bike”. My eyes really lit up, I looked at Mum and she nodded with cautious approval. At this stage I didn’t really follow any team, Mum wanted me to barrack for Souths, ‘The Mighty Rabbits’ she’d say.  Continue reading Go Manly

Novak Djokovic is Dominating

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Eight years ago Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open as a 20 year old; he had arrived to the big show. The question was could he build on it and continually challenge the Grand Slam monopoly that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal had created? The answer was no. In the following 3 years he made only one more Grand Slam final, at the 2010 US Open, losing in 4 sets to Rafael Nadal. Continue reading Novak Djokovic is Dominating

Peyton Manning Retires

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This week Peyton Manning retired at the Denver Broncos Headquarters at Dove Valley. Number 18 saying goodbye to the game that he transformed for 18 seasons. I may have been a fan of the NFL since the mid 90’s, following the Broncos before the back-to-back Elway Super Bowls, but it’s only been the last few years I’ve fallen into the super fan category, largely because of Peyton. Continue reading Peyton Manning Retires

NRL Season Preview

Cowboys win 2015 NRL Premiership, can they do it again?
Cowboys win 2015 NRL Premiership, can they do it again?

With the lasting memory of perhaps the best Grand Final in NRL history last season when the North Queensland Cowboys defeated the Brisbane Broncos 17-16 in overtime on a Johnathan Thurston field goal, the 2016 season kicks off tonight when the Parramatta Eels play at home against last seasons’ Grand Finalists, the Brisbane Broncos.

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Riding off into the Sunset

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Peyton Manning could do it. Pete Sampras did it after winning the 2002 US Open; Rocky Marciano did it after defending his Boxing Heavyweight Championship in 1955 and John Elway did it after winning Super Bowl 33. They are all athletes who won the biggest event in their respective sports and promptly rode off into the sunset, cementing their status as legends by going out in the best way possible. Continue reading Riding off into the Sunset

Super Bowl 50

 

NFL: Preseason-San Francisco 49ers at Houston Texans

The Golden NFL shield says it all. The historic milestone is almost here. The Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers will play the 50th Super Bowl this Sunday American time. To mark the occasion the NFL all season has turned their famous shield ‘gold’.   What started out in 1967 as Super Bowl 1, after an agreement between rival leagues, the NFL and the AFL, ‘the merger’ created a game that has become so big that an estimated 120 million viewers will watch it just in American households. Continue reading Super Bowl 50