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  • Sponsorship in Racing: 5 Ways Social Media is Boosting Support

    Sports Networker
    Eitan Hefetz
    15 May 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Sponsorship on social media sites in the form of race photography is a new, emerging race photography model focusing on granting athletes with their (branded) race photos for free – to share on social media. The photos are branded with the race or sponsorship branding and reach a huge audience of friends and families of the athletes. Optimally the photos would be posted to social media Live during the race – utilizing advanced bib number recognition software, race photo-tagging and social media distribution platform. Sponsorship For Races Being Boosted By Social Media Photography Here are…
  • Player Insurance and Title IX

    The Business of Sports
    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (Russell Scibetti)
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Tweet Earlier today I read an interesting article on how Texas A&M was able to essentially discourage one of their top players from entering the NFL Draft by paying for his insurance policy. The basic idea with these types of policies is to cover against the risk of career ending injury and potentially losing out on future earnings by staying in school for another season. It’s becoming more common for players to take out these types of insurance policies themselves, but the premiums can be quite expensive. However, in this case, Texas A&M is paying for the policy, not the player.
  • New Sponsorship Recap: Gillette, Adobe and Mission

    The Business of Sports
    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (Russell Scibetti)
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    Tweet One of the benefits of running this blog is finding out about new, creative and effective partnerships right when they happen. So moving forward, I will occasionally post a “New Sponsorship Recap” to highlight these deals. Thanks to the brands and properties (and their PR agencies) for always keeping me up to speed! Gillette’s FlexBall and the Home Run Derby Gillette announced a unique twist to this year’s Gillette Home Run Derby, which could push the final charitable donation to be the highest in the history of the event. Charitable donations have long been a…
  • PGA Tour Needs A Star BRAND, Not A Star Golfer

    Sports Networker
    Ryan Nowack
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    Golf journalists, analysts, and fans alike have been discussing the sport’s future at quite some length in recent years. Seemingly since that now infamous night involving Tiger Woods in November 2009, when the most iconic sports icon came crashing (no pun intended) down to earth, golf has been searching for its next star. When Rory McIlroy won the U.S Open in 2011 and then followed it up with a PGA Championship victory in 2012, everyone in the golf world let out a collective sigh of relief – they had a star again. They had a new face of the sport and someone to carry the PGA Tour…
  • Pandora Knows How to Cash In on Nasty Politics

    Businessweek.com -- Top News
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    Pandora has improved its targeting capabilities, a major advantage over traditional radio when it comes to luring political advertisers
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  • PGA Tour Needs A Star BRAND, Not A Star Golfer

    Ryan Nowack
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    Golf journalists, analysts, and fans alike have been discussing the sport’s future at quite some length in recent years. Seemingly since that now infamous night involving Tiger Woods in November 2009, when the most iconic sports icon came crashing (no pun intended) down to earth, golf has been searching for its next star. When Rory McIlroy won the U.S Open in 2011 and then followed it up with a PGA Championship victory in 2012, everyone in the golf world let out a collective sigh of relief – they had a star again. They had a new face of the sport and someone to carry the PGA Tour…
  • Alternative Medicine In Sports: Energy Management and Injury Prevention

    Claire Kelly
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    Overtraining, not training enough, coming back too soon from a previous injury; there are so many reasons why an elite athlete can get injured in the height of their career. However one of the key reasons, I believe, athletes get injured is because they are somewhat disconnected from the emotional aspect. In particular they aren’t in touch with the balance of their masculine (yang) and feminine (yin) aspects. When you are training incessantly, on the road competing and constantly putting yourself into a competitive scenario, you are automatically in the “masculine” aspect.
  • Sponsorship in Racing: 5 Ways Social Media is Boosting Support

    Eitan Hefetz
    15 May 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Sponsorship on social media sites in the form of race photography is a new, emerging race photography model focusing on granting athletes with their (branded) race photos for free – to share on social media. The photos are branded with the race or sponsorship branding and reach a huge audience of friends and families of the athletes. Optimally the photos would be posted to social media Live during the race – utilizing advanced bib number recognition software, race photo-tagging and social media distribution platform. Sponsorship For Races Being Boosted By Social Media Photography Here are…
  • Has Fantasy Sports Created a New Generation of Stats Junkies?

    Simon Andras
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Fantasy sports is a simple game that started out decades ago, and slowly blossomed into a billion dollar off the books gambling industry that continues to gain popularity each year. Being a fantasy manager offers fans the unique opportunity to feel more important, make the big decisions they’ve always wanted to make and perhaps win some money in the process. The days of you and your buddies having a league are over – now all of the girlfriends, wives and even kids want a piece of the action. Fantasy sports is changing the way fans participate in the game and some might say even…
  • The Most Talked About Player in the NFL Offseason – Michael Sam

    Simon Andras
    25 Mar 2014 | 10:15 am
    Michael Sam is working his way toward an NFL team. Michael Sam hasn’t played one snap in the National Football League, yet he is already creating more headlines than most college players hoping to be drafted next month. Sam, a standout college player from the University of Missouri, became the first openly gay player that will eventually be in the NFL. Of all social issues, perhaps nothing garners more attention in today’s media than gay rights, and Sam’s coming out in early February set the social media world ablaze. No one doubts his talent, well, they didn’t until the announcement…
 
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  • Clippers Valuation Details

    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (Russell Scibetti)
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    Tweet I wanted to post this here in case you didn’t see it via other media sources yet (my original source for this was an ESPN article – click here for that story and their analysis). Below is the report created by Bank of America to show how they’d determine the value of the franchise. If you go to page 4, you’ll see a chart that compares several potential sale prices to annual revenues. Specifically, the $2B sale price represents more than 10x annual revenue, where on page 5, you’ll see that no other NBA team has sold for more than 5x annual revenue. So to…
  • Player Insurance and Title IX

    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (Russell Scibetti)
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Tweet Earlier today I read an interesting article on how Texas A&M was able to essentially discourage one of their top players from entering the NFL Draft by paying for his insurance policy. The basic idea with these types of policies is to cover against the risk of career ending injury and potentially losing out on future earnings by staying in school for another season. It’s becoming more common for players to take out these types of insurance policies themselves, but the premiums can be quite expensive. However, in this case, Texas A&M is paying for the policy, not the player.
  • New Sponsorship Recap: Gillette, Adobe and Mission

    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (Russell Scibetti)
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    Tweet One of the benefits of running this blog is finding out about new, creative and effective partnerships right when they happen. So moving forward, I will occasionally post a “New Sponsorship Recap” to highlight these deals. Thanks to the brands and properties (and their PR agencies) for always keeping me up to speed! Gillette’s FlexBall and the Home Run Derby Gillette announced a unique twist to this year’s Gillette Home Run Derby, which could push the final charitable donation to be the highest in the history of the event. Charitable donations have long been a…
  • Infographic Friday: Mobile and FIFA 2014

    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (Russell Scibetti)
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    Tweet It’s time for another edition of Infographic Friday, and with the World Cup winding down, it seems only logical to share one more soccer-themed infographic. Today’s submission comes to us MobStac, who put together some interesting statistics around the idea of this being the “first truly mobile World Cup.”
  • Chevrolet and the Manchester United Kit Release

    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (Russell Scibetti)
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    Tweet Hopping on to Twitter this morning, I saw that #mufc was at the top of the Trends list, ahead of #WorldCup. While I’m sure this hashtag does trend on its own during Manchester United matches, today it’s there because it’s being promoted by Chevrolet FC, and account that was created back in 2012 around the time when Chevrolet signed their official deal with Man U to become the official shirt sponsor starting in 2014, which by the way will cost them about $70M per year until 2020-21. When you click on the sponsored hashtag, you get directed to one of the following…
 
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  • As Training Camp Opens, Giants Others Start Their “Quest” At Home…

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm
    It used to be a rite of summer as the local NFL team headed off to some far-off  college for several weeks of hardnosed, secretive out of the way training camp that as conducted without distractions. Fans had to travel to find you, media was restricted, and the business of football went on its merry way. Today, only 12 of the NFL clubs venture beyond their home boundaries, and with millions spent on practice facilities and brands partners looking for more ROI, the home-grown training camp makes more and more sense, although it is still left up to the football side to determine what is best…
  • Best Practices, Team PR: Josh Rawitch

    admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:36 pm
    As we have mentioned before we would like to highlight some of the best of the best in communications and marketing more regularly with a short q and a. We start it off with Arizona Diamondbacks SVP, Josh Rawitch. One of the most respected team communications executives in professional sports, Josh Rawitch is entering his 20th season in Major League Baseball and third as Sr. Vice President of Communications with the D-backs. In this role, he is responsible for the internal and external communication efforts of the organization, including baseball and business public relations, media…
  • Investing In a Heartbeat; q and a with Fantex

    admin
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    The latest in Tanner Simkins sitdowns with key executives is with Fantex CEO Buck French and their unique, and controversial, approach to literally investing in athletes… Buck French is Co-Founder and CEO of Fantex Holdings, a company that offers investable securities linked to the performance of athlete entertainer brands. French, who holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from West Point, has been building successful businesses for nearly 20 years.  We recently caught up with French for a discussion on Fantex and more. A brief bio of French follows the Q&A.  Full…
  • Laying Down The Law; Sports-Style

    admin
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Here is the latest interview our Tanner Simkins did with some elite professionals in sports business; this one with Columbia profesor and sports law leader Carla Varriale   Carla Varriale is a leading sports lawyer with a honed focus on venue litigation.  We recently sat down with the HRRV partner for a reflection on her career and commentary on the changing sports law landscape.  Varriale’s brief bio is provided after the Q&A ___________________________________________________ Full Court Press: For those who may be unfamiliar, tell us about yourself and your work? Carla…
  • Want A Piece of The Cavs? Invest In the Bench…

    admin
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    With all the LeBron James news and the talk of skyrocketing ticket prices, ample TV appearances, out of control franchise valuations and all else round the Cavaliers, it will be interesting to see who the smart, calm head identify as key engagement opportunities around the LeBron return. Will brands try and tie up Kyrie Irving even more? How about Anderson Varejao, there flamboyant, international star soon to be a free agent?  Do you roll with the ever-improving Tristan Thompson, or a rookie like Andrew Wiggins, with lots of upside? They all will surely get their fair share. However a guy…
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    UO Business Blogs

  • Transactive Energy in Oregon?

    lstrohm@uoregon.edu
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:21 pm
    What on earth is “transactive energy” and is it a good economic development idea for Oregon? Karl Mundorff of Oregon BEST invited us to participate in an initial conversation about it with many others this week. James Mater of QualityLogic, who is also Chair of Smart Grid Oregon, introduced this very technical topic. What is a smart grid? It is modern electricity delivery that allows two-way energy demand management between customers and electricity generators or utilities. It makes our grid more efficient, more reliable, more able to support distributed renewable energy sources. The…
  • Not My Father’s Vietnam

    Collin Hoyer
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    I wish I could describe the look on my parents’ faces when I told them that I had accepted an internship near Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. I watched as two of their emotions clashed with one another: an internal war pitted excitement versus unrelenting fear. We hugged, we celebrated, but perhaps what is most important to this story are the things that were left unsaid. My parents’ body language suggested there was a passenger of doubt resting comfortably on both of their shoulders. My parents were both children of the 1950s, coming into adulthood right as the world watched the United…
  • 18 Years in the Making

    ebrock4@uoregon.edu
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:45 am
    It all started in second grade when I was bitten by a deer tick and contracted Lymes Disease.  At the age of 8, I already had arthritis-like symptoms, and my knees were among the most affected joints.  From that time, I cared more about how shoes made my knees feel instead of how they looked.  Nike worked the best, plus Nike always had cool new innovations and technologies coming out, and I wanted to try them all.  The obsession with Nike shoes remained, when it was time to select a college and begin planning what I wanted to do with my life. After visiting Iowa State and seeing their…
  • Diving into a day at bell+funk

    UO Business
    9 May 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Anna Seydel explored her interest in marketing by spending a day at Eugene-based boutique marketing agency bell+funk. Read on for the story of her day there. During spring break of my sophomore year, I job shadowed at bell+funk. bell+funk is a small marketing agency located in the heart of downtown Eugene. To prepare for my job shadow, I researched the company and participated in the dress rehearsal put on by the Job Shadow Program. At the dress rehearsal, we discussed what we could do to gain the most from our experience. This included dressing correctly, giving a strong handshake, and…
  • Shadowing Marketing Group DriveMG

    UO Business
    9 May 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Pre-business student Katie Breeden spent the day at DriveMG, a Portland-based marketing group whose clients include Nike, Intel, and NerdDeck. How did you prepare for the job shadow day? I went to the Career Center and looked at the pamphlets they offer, specifically the one about interviews. Obviously this isn’t a job interview, but I thought it would be good to look at since the job shadow was also an informational interview. Earlier in the year I went to the Student Alumni Association’s Business Etiquette Dinner that taught me more about proper attire, manners, etc. The Job Shadow…
 
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  • Brian Windhorst, ESPN NBA Insider, Joins Sports Business Radio for In-Depth Conversation about LeBron James

    Brian Berger
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN), ESPN NBA Insider and someone who has covered LeBron James since James was in grade school, joins us to talk about the ramifications of LeBron's move from the Miami Heat to Cleveland Cavaliers and how the surprising chain of events that saw James return to Cleveland unfolded. Berger and Windhorst discuss Dan Gilbert, Rich Paul, Maverick Carter, Pat Riley and the futures for the Cavs and Heat after LeBron's return to Cleveland. Insight you won't hear anywhere else. Listen on iTunes or via the link below:…
  • Tiki Barber and Ric Bucher Join Brian Berger on Latest Edition of Sports Business Radio

    Brian Berger
    5 Jun 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Tiki Barber, the all-time leading rusher for the New York Giants, joins us to discuss his unique sports business Thuzio as well as top storylines from the NFL. Ric Bucher, Bleacher Report national NBA reporter and TNT broadcaster stops by to discuss the Clippers $2B sale to Steve Ballmer as well as the future of NBA star Kevin Love amongst other NBA topics. Listen to the latest edition of Sports Business Radio here: http://www.sportsbusinessradio.com/audio/2014/06/sbr-05-june-2014
  • Sports Business Radio Host & Crisis PR Expert Brian Berger Weighs in on Donald Sterling's Lifetime Ban by the NBA

    Brian Berger
    30 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    Sports Business Radio host and longtime Crisis PR expert Brian Berger has made several media appearances discussing the lifetime ban handed down by the NBA to LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Berger on ESPN Radio Network: http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=10860743 Fox Sports Radio Network: http://www.foxsportsradio.com/articles/jt-the-brick-399356/brian-berger-... Berger on NBC-TV Portland: http://www.kgw.com/thesquare/Talk-Box-Donald-Sterling-Banned-for-Life-25... Berger on Bell Media Network - Montreal: https://soundcloud.com/tommy-schnurmacher-show/pr-expert-brian-berger-on... Berger…
  • Latest Edition of Sports Business Radio now available via Podcast

    Brian Berger
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    Christine Brennan of USA Today joins us to discuss the startling stats around the decline of the number of people playing golf as well as the lack of African American players in MLB. Zvee Geffen from Topps joins us to discuss how the trading card company is thriving in the digital age. Dr. Rahul Desai, our sports injury expert, stops by to discuss the epidemic of Tommy John surgeries for MLB pitchers. Listen to the show here: http://www.sportsbusinessradio.com/audio/2014/04/sbr-18-april-2014
  • Associated Press Feature on Sports Business Radio's 10-year Run

    Brian Berger
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Sports Business Radio is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this week. The Associated Press sat down with SBR Co-Founder and Host Brian Berger to discuss the show's success over the past decade. Read the feature here: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/sports-business-radio-celebrates-10th-ann...
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  • Clippers Valuation Details

    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (Russell Scibetti)
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    Tweet I wanted to post this here in case you didn’t see it via other media sources yet (my original source for this was an ESPN article – click here for that story and their analysis). Below is the report created by Bank of America to show how they’d determine the value of the franchise. If you go to page 4, you’ll see a chart that compares several potential sale prices to annual revenues. Specifically, the $2B sale price represents more than 10x annual revenue, where on page 5, you’ll see that no other NBA team has sold for more than 5x annual revenue. So to…
  • Player Insurance and Title IX

    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (Russell Scibetti)
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Tweet Earlier today I read an interesting article on how Texas A&M was able to essentially discourage one of their top players from entering the NFL Draft by paying for his insurance policy. The basic idea with these types of policies is to cover against the risk of career ending injury and potentially losing out on future earnings by staying in school for another season. It’s becoming more common for players to take out these types of insurance policies themselves, but the premiums can be quite expensive. However, in this case, Texas A&M is paying for the policy, not the player.
  • New Sponsorship Recap: Gillette, Adobe and Mission

    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (Russell Scibetti)
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    Tweet One of the benefits of running this blog is finding out about new, creative and effective partnerships right when they happen. So moving forward, I will occasionally post a “New Sponsorship Recap” to highlight these deals. Thanks to the brands and properties (and their PR agencies) for always keeping me up to speed! Gillette’s FlexBall and the Home Run Derby Gillette announced a unique twist to this year’s Gillette Home Run Derby, which could push the final charitable donation to be the highest in the history of the event. Charitable donations have long been a…
  • Infographic Friday: Mobile and FIFA 2014

    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (Russell Scibetti)
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    Tweet It’s time for another edition of Infographic Friday, and with the World Cup winding down, it seems only logical to share one more soccer-themed infographic. Today’s submission comes to us MobStac, who put together some interesting statistics around the idea of this being the “first truly mobile World Cup.”
  • Chevrolet and the Manchester United Kit Release

    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (Russell Scibetti)
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    Tweet Hopping on to Twitter this morning, I saw that #mufc was at the top of the Trends list, ahead of #WorldCup. While I’m sure this hashtag does trend on its own during Manchester United matches, today it’s there because it’s being promoted by Chevrolet FC, and account that was created back in 2012 around the time when Chevrolet signed their official deal with Man U to become the official shirt sponsor starting in 2014, which by the way will cost them about $70M per year until 2020-21. When you click on the sponsored hashtag, you get directed to one of the following…
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  • Major League Soccer Standings Reinvented

    Ryan Sleeper
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:03 pm
    The football (soccer) league tables used to track standings in the world’s most popular sport are outdated. Starting with my native league, Major League Soccer, I took a shot at leveraging data visualization to (1) provide a better context of how a team is trending throughout the season (2) better illustrate how teams are performing relative to each other (3) explain what it will take for each team to earn a playoff berth and (4) create a record of results for the entire season, all in a single view. Interaction available: 1. Click a team name or conference (in the header) to highlight…
  • Your Salary vs. a MLB Player’s Salary [Visualization]

    Ryan Sleeper
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Have you ever wondered how much money you make compared to a Major League Baseball player? I’ve always heard big salary numbers thrown around, but visualizing it really puts it into perspective. The interactive visualization below can be used to compare your salary and the average US worker’s salary to any MLB player across several different statistics from the 2013 season. For example, if a player made $2,000,000 and hit 10 home runs last season, this equates to being paid $200,000 per home run. To use the visualization just 1. Enter your salary in the top left corner 2. Select…
  • What are the odds of going pro in sports? [Visualization]

    Ryan Sleeper
    26 Jan 2014 | 6:19 pm
    I have always been curious about the number of high school athletes that go on to play in college and the pros, but have always heard a wide range of statistics, so I decided to take a shot at consolidating the numbers across sports and gender. For most of the numbers, I found a great resource, scholarshipstats.com, which tracks the number of high school players in the US along with the number that advance to play on a Division I, II, or III NCAA team. To get the data for the final piece of the funnel, the total number of players in the pros, I looked up how many players are drafted per year…
  • [Interactive] 2013 MLB Cost Per Win

    Ryan Sleeper
    30 Sep 2013 | 7:37 pm
    For the third consecutive year, we are analyzing the cost per win of all 30 teams in Major League Baseball as a way of determining which MLB GM’s are the most efficient with their payrolls. This analysis is particularly interesting in baseball, where the difference between the highest (Yankees at $229M) and lowest (Astros at $22M ) payrolls are a staggering $207 Million apart. Our 2013 MLB payroll data comes from USA Today. This year’s analysis was more interesting than usual, due largely to the aforementioned Houston Astros, whose payroll was so low that they only had to win 22 games to…
  • 2013 NFL Payrolls (Total Cap Spend) by Team

    Ryan Sleeper
    28 Sep 2013 | 10:04 pm
    I told myself I wasn’t going to post the 2013 NFL payrolls by team this year. After all, this is the first season with a salary floor and a salary cap, so I expected all 32 NFL teams to be paying within 10% of each other on player salary. Based on the interest this piece receives every year, I also expected that at least one reliable source would finally publish a cut and dry version of the NFL team payrolls to alleviate all of the confusion surrounding the topic. That did not happen. Although The Guardian did build this very impressive interactive visualization for viewing NFL salaries…
 
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  • Australian Rules Football – Round 18 2014- The Lightning Preview (Part 2)

    Anthony Oliver
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Well, well, well and I don’t mean three holes in the ground! What have we got here! A game that could go either way. Let’s look to those blokes who “wouldn’t shout if a shark bit em” for some guidance. They have racked up the home girls the West Coast Weasels at $1.50 and the Titanium Tigers at $2.55 mmmmmmm….trying to pick the winner of this one is like trying to win Powerball! Mind you it is played across in the sandpit at “PS” the house of pain. It isn’t really of any significance a lethargic 11th up against a “loose canon”…
  • Australian Rules Football – Round 18 2014 – The Lightning Preview (Part 1)

    Anthony Oliver
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Welcome one & all! It the Lightning preview of round 18 2014 of  “The Greatest Game on Earth”. The round gets underway on Friday night at “The Thunderdome” where the busted Blues will take on the Rampaging Roos. The bag boys have hammered up the Blues at $4.35 and the Roos at $1.22 way left of centre to be sure. I would hammer up Micks mongrels at around $5.50 and reel in Scott’s Sentinels to around the $1.01 mark for this clash. I mean to say 14th vs 6th says it all and that’s a very ordinary 14th up against a stellar 6th. The rampaging Roos are in…
  • Australian Rules Football – Round 17 2014 – The Lightning Round – Passing Lane!

    Anthony Oliver
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Well…not much to say really as this one was “run and won” before the jump!. You couldn’t really of expected anything else as the Purple Army are on a “mission from Lyon” now having won eight on the trot as they muscle their way into second spot leading by percentage only over the Hawks and Cats. Not only did the young “Fe Fi Foe Men” have to play the Dynamic Dockers who are clearly gunning for a flag in 2014, but they had to mount the big bird and fly across the “Mad Max” Wastelands to the “House of Pain” to be belted in…
  • Australian Rules Football – Round 17 2014 – Lightning Review – Bombers Rally!

    Anthony Oliver
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Well….got to say it “I told you so” The Black & white minstrels” are nothing but “show ponies”. As I predicted the Bionic Bombers pumped the overrated Pies by 64 glorious points! The Bombers blitzed the imploding Pies as they led from start to finish. The Bionic Bombers launched a massive “blitzkrieg” on the lethargic Pies and hammered them from start to finish showing them about as much compassion as “a starving shark” and they cruised home for a very easy win like an odds -on pop at Flemington on a lightning fast track. Thanks…
  • Australian Rules Football – Round 17 2014 – The Lightning Review – Snap! Crackle! & Pop!

    Anthony Oliver
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Where do I start ?  Well….The Tigers were like a miniature Dachshound that suddenly gets a hard-on during mating season and catapults himself  over his desired target”. As for Port well there a bit like a Pommy batsman on a run of “ducks” and from the commentary box the talking heads yell out ” Brown’s out bowled Grundy caught Hanky. I won’t even try and explain that one to the Yanks across the pond. The Tigers well…even a broken clock is right twice a day!…got to give credit where credit is due they have now won their last 3 on the trot…
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