Tag Archives: AFL

Happy Hawks – Fragile Freo

Another AFL Grand Final has come and gone and in the wash up, Hawthorn Hawks have become 11-time champions of Australia’s most popular professional sporting code. It’s a good thing they did too because had they have lost to Fremantle, surely this generation of Hawks for all their talent and perennial contendership for the flag […]

Long Live the Kennett Curse

My favourite moment of Kevin Rudd’s rein at the top of the Australian Labor Party was the smug grin he gave when being sworn in as Prime Minister of Australia for the second time, right before he said “I’ve done this before” to the Governor General, it was a triumph and a massive ‘f**k you’ […]

They Might Be Giants

I’ve been thinking about writing a piece on this subject for much of the 2013 AFL season and finally got around to it now. We are currently entering Round 19 of the season and the GWS Giants are still yet to win a game this season, after winning two games in the 2012 season. Now […]

Sydney Swans Injury Crisis

The Sydney Swans injury list has added a new recruit with forward Sam Reid now in doubt for the rest of the season and possibly the finals. Reid left the field in the first quarter of the game against the Melbourne Demons on Sunday after re-tearing the same quadriceps muscle that he did against the […]

Measuring the Intangibles: Brains Over Brawn

When it comes to measuring an athlete’s skills there are a lot of things we use to evaluate them. Things like size, strength, speed, endurance, ball skills and more depending on the sport itself. There is also something we hear about called ‘intangibles’, which is something some athletes have and some don’t. ‘Intangibles’ includes several […]