Originally Posted by afl.com.au
YOU can't blame the huge drop in TV viewers on the quality of the game, according to Collingwood president Eddie McGuire.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Knockout blow as credibility hits deck
IT has been a dirty week for Australian sport. Boxing was knocked senseless when Paul Briggs slowly made his way down to the canvas, much in the manner an ...
Police may investigate Danny Green-Paul Briggs boxing farceDaily Telegraph
The best Aussie boxers fly under the radarThe Roar (blog)
Boxing scandal rocks Australiasportsbookmaker.org
The Age -Herald Sun -SaddoBoxing.com
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Springboks in state of emergency
For a number of Australian players, this shapes as a high-risk exercise. There surely cannot be many chances left for number eight Richard Brown, ...
Sharpe talks up contestSportal.com.au
Rousing talk from SharpeSuperSport.com
Pocock holds the keysportal.co.nz
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Exit Aker, enter footy's robots
THE irony of the Jason Akermanis saga is that the column that proved the first link in this sorry chain of events dealt with why footballers should keep their true selves hidden lest they rock the boat. Back in May, in a column headlined "Stay in the ...
Brad bites backHerald Sun
Bulldogs dismiss bullying claimsThe Australian
Aker can't hack getting the sackABC Online
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Ali glove stolen in Melbourne
A boxing glove signed by Muhammad Ali has been stolen during a smash and grab robbery of memorabilia in Melbourne. A thief used a fire hydrant to smash the window of a sporting memorabilia store in Richmond early this morning. ...
Ali glove stolenSydney Morning Herald
The Muhammad Ali memorabilia stolen from a Richmond shop. Source: HWT Image ...Herald Sun
Boxing - The history of boxing promoter Don KingHeliumall 18 news articles »
Call for poll debate on sports policies
The former chairman of the Australian Sports Commission Greg Hartung, who is also president of the Australian Paralympic Committee, has written to both MPs ...
Sunday, July 18, 2010
eWorld Post (blog)
Wheelchair basketballers win world title
Sydney Morning Herald
The Australian Men's Wheelchair Basketball team have been crowned World Champions after defeating France 79-69 in Birmingham. Going into the game as favourites, the Australians withstood the pressure to confirm their status as the number one team in ...
Rollers take out world titleABC Online
Canadian women win bronze in wheelchair basketballCBC.caall 16 news articles »
Wallabies may recall Mitchell
Sydney Morning Herald
Drew Mitchell may be in for a quick recall from the cold when coach Robbie Deans names his Wallabies team for their Tri-Nations series opener against South Africa. Dumped after disappointing in the June Tests, Mitchell was restored to the Wallabies ...
Wingers join WallabiesThe Press Association
Wallabies' backline must run big forwards aroundThe Australian
Mitchell, Shepherd get Wallabies call-upsABC Online
Reuters Africa -Sportal.com.au -ARU Rugby
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Australian Rugby League responds to ASC survey findings
The Australian Rugby League says that an Australian Sports Commission survey does not accurately reflect the registrations and participation numbers which ...
Next Generation of Female Sport Leaders Announced
The grants and scholarships, jointly funded by the Australian Sports Commission and the Office for Women, were awarded to 117 individuals and organisations ...
Kate Palmer Appointed Victorian Institute Of Sport's First Ever Female Chair
Mr Madden said Ms Palmer has been a leading figure in netball and Australian sports administration over the last decade, and is an ideal successor to ...
Mark Webber: The Greatest Australian F1 Driver in Thirty Years
It will be a great day for Australian sports if he manages to do so. The rest of the season is going to be extremely interesting and we are all in for a ...and more »
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Is it just me or have we seen an explosion in AFL Football Forums Online?
Wow … I was surfing around over the last couple of days , you know looking for that tit-bit of information that well help me with my fantasy football teams … and bang … nearly every second site is an AFL football forum that has be around for less than 1-2 seasons, all talking about the same things in the same format.
Man what is the go? Is somebody offering free $$$$ to start up your own AFL Footy forum?
Please tell me I must be missing something. Or is it just human nature? I can do it better than the next bloke mentality or worst still follow the leader thinking. Let me tell you this is somebody else put it on twitter not so long ago … “I need another AFL football forum like a hole in the head” .. which made me laugh.
Now we have been running talkingfootball.net for nearly 9 years now on a part-time hobby basis.
However, must confess its helped me learn about the internet like I have never learned things before. Sadly not all my lessons have been good ones and I’ve seen both the good & the bad being brought out in people when it comes to discussing their passion for AFL football.
However, is that part of the problem. Are we as supporters still stuck in the “tribal mentality era” where we look no further than our own teams colors?
Sadly, I fear the answer to this question is YES.
However, let me offer you this
1/ Fantasy Football – you will never look at football the same way after two serious years of fantasy football.
2/ Betting on AFL football – think with your heart will create a hole in your pocket guaranteed 100%.
The quickest way to go broke is back your own side on a regular basis.