May 09, 2004


• Eddie Irvine has devised a brilliant strategy to counter Michael Schumacher’s Formula One dominance. And people say the Irish are stupid!

• Congratulations to Muttiah Muralitharan, who now holds the world record for taking the most wickets without actually bowling.

• All my rugby union friends are depressed because the Waratards lost again. Therefore they're all out drinking which, strangely, they'd also planned to do in the event of a 'Tards win.

Posted by Tim Blair at May 9, 2004 03:05 AM

I know nothing of your strange sports rituals but that picture of Latham is so dying for a caption contest.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at May 9, 2004 at 04:18 AM

Just be glad you don't have any Raiders "fans" in Australia. Oh, that's right, Australia was founded by criminals, so there must be Raiders fans there.

Posted by: David Crawford at May 9, 2004 at 04:53 AM

We even have some (snicker/snicker) die hard Collingwood Football fans here, Eh Tim.

Go the Pidgeons urgh sorry the Eagles.

Posted by: aussieoldfart at May 9, 2004 at 05:25 AM

There's just something so right about Murali chucking his way to glory against the enfeebled-by-politics Zimbabs isn't there? One can't bowl, the others can't bat (or bowl....or field....or win the toss, play-the-parcel etc etc). Quite the combined monument to ICC feebleness & the Mugabe regime's tunnel-vision.

Posted by: vulturedave at May 9, 2004 at 10:18 AM

Was this bowler once so good that he now gets a pass on following the rules? Or was he always given a pass?

Michael Jordan never got called for travelling, for instance, despite doing it pretty much every game.

Posted by: Andrew at May 9, 2004 at 12:41 PM

He He- poor old NSW; what is it, thirteen years straight now? What's the betting on a Wallaby side full of the useless bastards again, just for a change.

Posted by: Habib at May 9, 2004 at 01:04 PM

So, Irvine has come up with the devious plan to distract Ralph by waving a photo of a page 3 girl in front of him. That is an evil, underhanded trick.

Posted by: d at May 9, 2004 at 02:52 PM

Tim m'man,

You forgot to mention the Blues triumph over Collingwood on Saturday. Selective news reporting again, huh?

In 1976-77, Collingwood famously went from collecting the wooden spoon (1976) to contesting (and losing) the 1977 Grand Final.

It now appears the Maggies are angling for an exact reversal of that stunning achievement in 2003-04. These are great days indeed.

Posted by: Jack Hoysted at May 10, 2004 at 11:02 AM