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.
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.