Category Archives: Sport-general

The gamebrand’s the thing

It’s well past time to reconsider our communal attitude towards professional sport.  We’re subjected almost daily to scandals about drug cheating, gross and usually drunken behaviour  by sports people, rorted salary caps and match-fixing by players colluding with bookmakers and … Continue reading

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Cool graphic. Spot the outlier!

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Dances with wolves

I met Adam Goodes very briefly in a restaurant in Randwick in 2000. He was then not well known but my sports-mad son Oliver noticed him and pestered me to let him request an autograph. I eventually relented and, when … Continue reading

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And now for some good news on racism: raising awareness makes a big difference

Awareness Reduces Racial Bias by Devin G. Pope, Joseph Price, Justin Wolfers  –  #19765 (LS PE) Abstract: Can raising awareness of racial bias subsequently reduce that bias? We address this question by exploiting the widespread media attention highlighting racial bias among professional basketball referees that occurred … Continue reading

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Adam Goodes: Welcome to the Nicky Winmar “here I stand” hall of fame

VIDEO: Goodes gutted by girl’s name-calling In the absence of Jacques intervention, WordPress’s coding interferes with my ability to ’embed’ this video on Troppo but I recommend it. Funny how my team and those around it can be depended on … Continue reading

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Collingwood’s chances (Hint: not good)

Well it’s off to the footy tonight.  Wish me (and outsider Collingwood) luck. Do we have a chance against the mighty Hawks? Not much. Why? Let me count the ways! We seem to have been down on form lately – but … Continue reading

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I’ve always liked badminton – to play and to watch, though I do almost none of either . . . Strange.

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