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.
We’re grown-ups. Surely we have stuff to do… A ball moves. Hit or kicked or thrown by strangers. Who run. And jump. In formation. Some spit. Expectation swells and abates then swells again as the ball goes over the net. Or into it. Or over the line. Or through the thing. The numbers change. Another … Continue reading Why do we emotionally invest in sport?