Come listen to the boys marvel at Australia’s win in Pune, bust out some hot takes on the Raiders and the Eels and talk trade time in the NBA. Oh and laugh that Dan yet again fails to introduce himself, and also to put his mic close enough to him. We’re good at this. Get … More Nananana Sports! Holy F*ck We Won
BY BOZZA “Boz, how about you chuck on the pads?” Undeterred by my attempts to indicate an inability to hear him, with these words my captain in Emerald Hill’s 3rd XI drafted me into action in the dual roles of opening batsman and night watchman. While the task wasn’t a strenuous one, we had but … More Caught Off His Head (And Other Unusual Dismissals)
BY DAN NFL Executive Mike Lombardi likes to say it’s harder to climb the mountain the second time. This somewhat obtuse saying is meant to outline that teams tend to think they can start the previous season where they finished. That the playoffs are already guaranteed and that the real challenge will come later in … More The Obstacles to the Premiership
BY JAI Things were not going well For a bloke that I know. He’d had a bad run And he wanted to go. So he shouldered arms In the innings called life. Kicked over his stumps When it went a bit wide. He blocked his own shot On his way to the rim. Got fouled … More Poet’s Corner: Hit Life For Six
BY BOZZA On Sunday night, everybody watching Australia take on Sri Lanka in the second T20 International were treated to an extraordinary night of entertainment on-field and off. One of the most extraordinary of sporting contests was enhanced by a beloved Australian commentator adding his own special colour to the proceedings. Miraculously, on the back … More A Memorable Call, An Unforgettable Chase.
BY ROB ISC has released their range of Marvel inspired jerseys for 2017, and we at the Sportress have decided to rank them for you using a system that we’ve blatantly stolen from the Ringer. Before we start, we need to clarify just one little point. This is a venture between ISC, their clients in … More Marvelous Creations: Who Got The Best ISC Marvel Jersey?
BY DAN The boys got together at Sportress HQ to watch the Raiders game. Right before they recorded their highly intelligent thoughts on the Usman Khawaja situation, the proposed move of the Knights to Ipswich and Edrick Lee’s future in Canberra. Check it out here or in your favourite podcast app.
BY DAN Pulling meaning form the debris following the Canberra Raiders 44-0 destruction at the hands of the Newcastle Knights yesterday is difficult. Was the performance merely a function of the nature of the game? Or is there something more substantial at play here? In short should we, the legion of Raiders fans, be worried? The … More Raiders Review: Should We Be Worried?
BY BOZZA Many Brisbane Lions’ supporters, despite being salved somewhat by 3 premierships in the years following, still curse the year 2000 rule change that saw them prevented from recruiting a tall, blonde, local, key forward prospect. During that year the Lions’ local recruiting zone, from which they could access players from prior to the … More The Brisbane Lions Have A Star
BY BOZZA It is fair to say that The Sportress have been unabashed in our support and enthusiasm for the inaugural AFL Women’s (AFLW) competition. The first two weeks of the season have illustrated that we are far from lone rangers in this regard. Lockout crowds and monster television audiences have suggested that we are … More If You Don’t Like It, Don’t Watch