I’m Coming Home

Before anyone ever cared where I spent my weekends, I was a kid from the Punt Road End. It’s where I walked. It’s where I cheered. It’s where I cried. It’s where I hugged an obscenely obese man after a Kayne Pettifer goal. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen…

England’s leadership debacle

Alastair Cook’s unusually conservative captaincy terminated England’s dominance over Australia and certainly has done no favours in promoting the game of test cricket. Cook said that he and Coach Andy Flower are still the right combination to drive England forward. Right, so are Dennis Dugan and Adam Sandler. Test cricket can ill-afford to stand still…

NBA All-Star West Selections (Originally from stumped4aduck.com)

Point Guard Binczyk: Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers) The LA Clippers’ little enforcer has certainly put his hand up as an MVP candidate so far this season averaging a remarkable 11 assists and 19 points per game. The attributes of the world’s best chess players are comparable to how Paul manoeuvres and dictates games on…

NBA All-Star East Selections (originally from stumped4aduck.com)

Point Guard Binczyk: John Wall (Washington Wizards) With not a lot of superstar grade talent to choose from in the East since Rose went down, I’m picking John. Although averaging less than Kyrie, his reliability and importance to that Wizards team is insurmountable. Lavalette: John Wall In a league that is top-heavy with elite point…

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…