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SA Idols versus SA Sport

“Thrilling victory for SA’s first black Idol” was the headline in a majority of media reports following the conclusion of Season 8 of South African Idols. For those of you who have better things to do with their time may not follow the show, SA Idols is a nationwide talent contest ostensibly about singing, but … Continue reading

An Unnatural Pursuit

The Tour de France is supposed to be the greatest test of human endurance. A race that covers a total distance of approximately 3 200 kilometres over 21 days with 2 rest days does not sound like any sort of test – that sounds like a form of superhuman punishment. It would therefore make sense … Continue reading

Equal Rights

I spotted this headline whilst browsing headlines about the Springboks latest defeat to New Zealand over the weekend “Slow start to Heyneke era“. I guess that is one way of describing it. The article goes on to discuss how former coach Jake White had a win ratio of 77.7%, and Meyer’s predecessor Pieter “PDivvy” De … Continue reading

Violence – what is it good for?

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The PSL has certainly changed over the years. They have managed to secure a great sponsorship deal with a large corporate which has elevated the profile of the league significantly. A TV deal has been signed which ensures that the majority of games are broadcast … Continue reading

Weekend Thoughts – 30 September 2012

An interesting sporting weekend that had quite a lot of action crammed into it. Liverpool finally win Brendan Rodgers gets his first Premier League win of the season, and does not have to listen to what has become the recurrent theme of “this is Liverpool’s worst start since 200 A.D.”. The most impressive statistic from … Continue reading

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