Posts Tagged ‘Aussie Rules’

Sheedy searching far and wide (and tall) for AFL talent

Saw this interesting article in the Herald Sun today. Kevin Sheedy has always been known to have a keen eye in scouting non-conventional AFL talent. It seems he has recently turned his eye to basketball players, specifically the Sudanese Australian Basketball Championships (don’t worry I’d never heard of it either). I particularly liked his reasoning: […]

Sunday Six Pack: Overrated Sheed, Mr Bosh and the Exciting Hawks

ONE: Roundup of the Aussies in pre-season competition. Bogut had a solid outing against the Bulls with 12 points (on 6-9 shooting), 5 rebounds and 2 assists in just 18 minutes. In the first five minutes the big man had 6 points, 2 rebounds and a block – a start that raised the spirits of […]

Fevolaaaaaa!

It’s been a while since my last post, and to be honest, I haven’t had that much to say on an NBA-related front the past few weeks. I was naturally quite shocked then, when I went browsing last night through the NBA blogosphere and realised that most of my favorite NBA blogs had been happily […]

AFL – In a League of its Own

The AFL recently launched a new ad campaign featuring a special cameo from American football, ice hockey and of course basketball (thus allowing me to post it here with some semi-relevance). It’s a very cool ad, but I was kinda hoping Cooney would spear tackle the bull head-on. I wonder how much they’re promoting these […]

Footy is Back – the 2009 Edition

The night before the AFL season commences. A spirtual moment. The greatest sporting arena in the world will be roaring with 90,000 fans tomorrow night when my beloved Blues tackle Richo and his gang, just as they did one year ago. As I often say, if there’s any sport in the world greater than pro […]

NBA the Greatest Sport in the World – Aussie Rules a Close Second

If you don’t already listen to the very entertaining Basketball Jones podcast (now turned video) here’s a good reason to. Skeets gave some love to our own Aussie brand of football at the start of Friday’s show (Episode 362): If you don’t believe this [the NBA] is the greatest sport in the world, there’s something […]

Luke Hodge is The Man

Luke Hodge is The Man. That’s all you need to know. Of all the things I learnt from last week’s AFL Grand Final, one fact has resonated throughout my brain every minute of every day for seven days straight – Luke Hodge is the fucken man. Very rarely in AFL football can one player impose […]

14 Things to do in the NBA Off Season

I haven’t been blogging much of late for a few reasons. 1) The season is over and I’m resting. 2) I lost the “o” key on my keyboard (I accidentally sucked it up with my vacuum… don’t ask) and realizing that the letter “o” is one of the more common ones in the English alphabet […]

Footy is back! and so are the Lakers…

It feels like it’s been forever since Geelong absolutely smashed Port Adelaide in the AFL Grand Final back in last September. Over five long months without football. Without having Friday night footy blaring on the big screen LCD. Without seeing the idiots on the Footy Show carry on every week (check out Bogut’s appearance last […]

My All-NBA AFL Team

They couldn’t be more worlds apart. One sport is played by lean, leaping giants, throwing a round ball into a small hoop with five-man teams running end-to-end on shiny wooden floor boards. The other is played by tough, rugged warriors trying to kick an impossible egg-shaped ball over a grass paddock 180 meters long through […]