Brad Fittler is a mainstay of Nine's NRL coverage as sideline commentator and weekend pundit. He's also the eponymous wrangler of Freddy's Pass Off ‒ the most chaotic segment on TV.
Sporting fandom is a realm of unbridled passion. In loving a team, rationality and perspective tend to be the first casualties. Having a second team makes sport fun again.
Gambling in sport is by no means a new phenomenon. It’s been written about at length, each season heralding a new swathe of jarring sponsorships (RIP Brookvale) and controversy.
Marina Della-Mea is a free spirit by any measure. She’s lived a holistic, well-travelled life, now settled in Norway’s Lofoten Islands. But her idyllic postcard life hit a devastating impasse when she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and given little hope of survival.
Why do we support a club in the first place? Maybe it’s family tradition. Maybe it’s regional loyalty. Often, it’s witnessing a moment of magic or defiant comeback at just the right moment in childhood when our allegiance is up for grabs.
Allianz Stadium was a strange place to be on Friday night. The Waratahs had declared their intention to bin the box kick and get back to running rugby during the week. It was a bizarre admission of erstwhile poor tactics. Perhaps more a desperate plea to fans.
Oh yes, maximum! This week we settle in with Hampshire's finest, Mark Charles Jefford Nicholas. Face value Gives the impression of having been a very Dapper Dan in his pomp. In truth, he’s probably just grown into an age that suits him ‒ and that age is 59, which doesn't seem right. Rarely caught in anything … Continue reading Sport People on TV: Mark Nicholas
Protagonists is a series of interviews about life, identity, and pursuing passions... Iceland is a place that leaves you frustratingly short of superlatives. You could write a separate ode to every inch of it. The first thing that hits you is the landscape. The second - an altogether different kind of discovery - is that … Continue reading Kristofer Rodriguez Svonuson: “I don’t want to have things figured out”
Protagonists is a series of interviews about life, identity, and pursuing passions… With a social scene and population in persistent flux, Berlin always offers something different. But, however rapid its evolution, elephants remain in the room - the Wall perhaps the most obtrusive. As an expat idiot living in Berlin, I was assigned plenty of recommended … Continue reading Cliewe Juritza: “I wanted to buy a skateboard…a Stasi man took me for an interrogation”
Protagonists is a series of interviews about life, identity, and pursuing passions… Recent weeks have seen the battle lines drawn – and traced over in heavy black marker –between the guardians of Sydney's nightlife and those who would see it strangled for the sake of corporate interests. It's creatives versus casinos. And the 15,000 strong crowd … Continue reading James McInnes: “The tightest limitations produce the most creativity”
Protagonists is a series of interviews about life, identity, and pursuing passions… Cat Hunter is just about the most good natured person you'll meet. Altruistic, but with the passion and drive for it to mean something, she's heavily involved in helping reconnect isolated groups in society such as the homeless and the elderly. As a drummer, she's … Continue reading Cat Hunter: “We shouldn’t need to say female. We should just say musicians.”
Imagine you're being chased. Someone's trying to kill you. They're trying to kill your family too – what's left of it. You're not just running from one person. It's an entire extremist group that controls the region. Or military regime that runs the country. You hear from a friend of a friend there's a way out. … Continue reading People Movers: the politics running the asylum