NBA Q&A (From stumped4aduck.com)

Binczyk: Let’s kick it off with the terrible start the New York Knicks have endured. Still early days but the loss of Tyson Chandler has left a defensive hole that is big enough to drive a Mack truck through. Is there any coming back for this Knicks team to be some sort of threat come…

The Good and The Bad

Only 20 days ago, I was preparing to write a column about how there was only three sure things about Australian cricket: 1) Mitch Johnson’s claim to be a good cricketer is as legitimate as Lara Bingle’s IQ. 2) I trust the captain of the Costa Concordia more than Cricket Australia. 3) I’m going to…

As it stands

Jimmy Anderson wants to punch George Bailey in the face and Michael Clarke wants Anderson’s arm broken. No, this isn’t some awful WWE wrestling match or even Dave Warner on a Saturday night. What was said and not what was achieved in the first test wrongly dominated the back pages. Australia haven’t hosted a tightly…

Key Observations: Brisbane Test Day Two

Was it English complacency that allowed Australia to break the match wide open in a dramatic middle session? Sure, to a degree. Throw in Mitchell Johnson finally contributing to an Ashes test match, Nathan Lyon actually top-spinning his deliveries and Alastair Cook’s incomprehensibly poor captaincy … and you have Australia in pole position! In the…

Book Review: Finding Jack Dyer

Tommy Hafey might have immortalised the words, “There’s nothing more tigerish than a wounded tiger”, but it was Jack Dyer who embodied these words more than any other player that donned the yellow sash. In today’s era of nine-year multimillion-dollar contracts and antler-deer-spray, revisiting the good old amateur days and the characters who helped shape…

Part 1: The AFL Season in Cinematic view

Australian sport has been unforgettable this year for so many many reasons. Well, really only for two- Essendon and Australian cricket. One’s been accused of immorality and taking PEDs and the other should seriously consider pill popping. AFL fans have been the losers this year. Richmond finally crack into the finals after 12 years in…