Alright, it’s time to enjoy the last day of April with some Tithbits, which are like those foul tasting two minute noodles- They’re both very quick and cheap to prepare.
100 Posts for JT’s Sporting Reviews!
What a riveting two-and-a-half months it’s been, as I’ve plodded along to a remarkable 100 posts!
Of those 100, I’d have to say, by a street, my favourite post was the Coincidences Thread, primarily because it was one of my more informative pieces of work, and it ended up going much better than I’d anticipated, becoming my ‘most viewed’ post to date, with some 170 views.
I’d actually planned on posting the Coincidences for the century, but ultimately when ANZAC Day came along I had nothing planned.
Anyway, on to posts #101-200.
James Faulkner Not Quite Understanding ‘Coming Out’
James Faulkner tried landing a shocker on Monday, by announcing that he had been with his “boyfriend” for 5 years, which would’ve been a historic first for Australian cricket and he was lauded for his bravery.
Good on you James, it’s tough for anyone to come out as Tasmanian.
However, this announcement led to Cricket Australia to do the coming out on Tuesday morning, by saying that Faulkner had been “misinterpreted”, and that he was celebrating 5 years of living with his house mate and was not actually gay.
In short, James’ attempt at ‘humour’ has gone about as well as his international career since the 2015 World Cup Final.
AFL- Another Rising Star for Port
After Connor Rozee earned a nomination earlier in the year, Port Adelaide’s young brigade are still being recognised, as Xavier Duursma was named as the Round 6 Rising Star nominee.
First Day At The ‘Bool, 2019
Starting today, one of Australia’s great regional racing carnivals kicks off in the frozen Western Districts of Victoria- The Warrnambool Carnival.
The great pilgrimage down the highway to the Whaler’s Tavern.
With Darren Weir banished to the netherworld for hiding jiggers in his bedroom, the ‘Bool Racing Club and the TAB realised that they’d need a new celebrity to try and fill Weir’s mark of 13 winners over the three days- Someone who, like ‘DK’, has provided punters with plenty of joy, and sent them crashing into uncontrolled rage.
My dream of Robbie Fradd coming down from Queensland has gone begging, yet again.
Given that most of you wouldn’t give a crap about this stuff, I should educate you about the man charged with calling the three days of this fabled carnival- Ric McIntosh.
Ric’s calls have become so popular, that the major race of the carnival, The 5500m Grand Annual steeplechase, that the actual race has become a sideshow to the audible artwork delivered by the great man.
Case in point: His call of Chaparro’s win in the 2014 edition.
And when he wildly exclaimed his love for The ‘Bool during the 2017 edition.
By the end of the fabled Grand Annual on Thursday, Ric will have gone from horse whisperer to hoarse whisperer.
NRL- Kodi Nikorima to go ‘Across the Dutch’
If New Zealand news sources like ‘Stuff’ are trustworthy and ‘to be believed’ Kodi Nikorima is leaving the Broncos to join the Warriors on a mega three-and-a-half year deal, worth the approximate value of one of the non-leper islands in the Carribean.
Anthony Seibold has now made sure Nikorima doesn’t play in Thursday night’s Battle of Bennett against the Rabbits… The smoke haze is starting to get bigger!
Reigning Open champion Franceso Molinari has joined the world of ‘Famous people with Australian sporting teams’, and is now apparently a convert to the Church of Faganism, or as we know them, the Brisbane Lions.
Major winning golfers?
Still hasn’t got a pimple on when Collingwood unveiled their gun recruit back in 2007.
Aaaaaand I’m out.