You’re not in the same league, Eddie

The big question for me this week has been: is there a bigger plonker on the planet than Eddie McGuire? Turns out there is. Meet ESPN sports commentator Stephen A. Smith, a bloke who makes Eddie, with his let’s-drown-a-female-journo-like-it’s-Salem-in-the-1600s, look like a feminist. When NFL star Ray Rice knocked out his partner in an Atlanta…

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A new Low in scratch ‘n’ sniff

We’d barely recovered from the sight of former Aussie prime minister Kevin Rudd eating his ear wax on a lazy day in Parliament. Then Germany’s soccer coach did this. Joachim Low has apologised for the tug and sniff manoeuvre he pulled off during his team’s Euro 2016 win over Ukraine. “It was adrenaline and concentration….

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1,009 not out. Not a typo.

Cricket stole the show this week, in good ways and bad. I’m still not sure what the big deal was about a kid eating watermelon at a cricket game. OK, yes, he ate the skin as well. But it’s not like it was an onion. Mitchell Schibeci’s watermelon demolition was Twitter’s top trending topic Down…

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Flying Dutchman crashes to earth

He scored one of the goals of last year’s FIFA World Cup, a leaping horizontal header that earned him the nickname The Flying Dutchman and many a social media meme. This week, the Netherlands found themselves inexplicably struggling to qualify for next year’s European Championships. Two goals down against the Czech Republic and needing every…

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