History live as you watch

It’s always great when you tune in for an historical result. Being on holidays this morning, I got a Twitter tipoff that the US Masters golf was getting exciting, so I watched the last hour and saw Adam Scott’s victory. Nice work from the Aussie, and great to be able to see it live as ...

TV Piracy isn’t what it used to be

The online environment for TV viewing has changed considerably in quite a short time. And I won’t lie, I used to download a lot of TV — never films or movies — and while I still do a little bit, I’ve largely stopped now. There’s a few reasons for this. One, I guess I’m just ...

Wests show some form

A nice lunch out today while I’m in Sydney, to Oliveto’s at Rhodes. Good Italian food combined with incredibly busy and large crowds, usually big Italian family gatherings. It’s always off putting when you arrive, bit it never hampers service or food quality. I had their Risotto special, with prawns, saffron and other assorted wonders. ...

NRL getting it right online

NRL getting it right online
Last night I signed up for NRL Live — and it feels like they’ve finally entered the 21st century. I wrote about this a couple of years ago now, wondering why we didn’t have this system already, and now finally we do! For the first time ever, I was able to — in the comfort ...

Winners and losers

This whole drugs in sport thing just got a little more nuts, with the Cronulla Sharks suspending their coach and sacking four officials, two days before their first game. No idea if player suspensions will follow, but it seems likely. I didn’t make the Google Teacher Academy cut at all, and neither did most people ...

NRL season kick off

For the first time ever that I can think of, the new season started on a Thursday night, and I decided to tune in. Souths vs Roosters, big return of Sonny Bill Williams, big things expected from Souths star line-up. And well, Souths certainly delivered! 28-10, big result, easy victory for Souths. Roosters pretty disappointing, ...

School Newcastle Knights visit

The Newcastle Knights visit Coonabarabran High School on February 20, 2013, in aid of our bushfire appeal fundraising. A great day for the town with coach Wayne Bennett appearing and also players including Kurt Gidley, Willie Mason and Jarrod Mullin, among others. The kids at the primary and high schools had a great time, and ...

NRL TV — good for foreigners, not Aussie league fans 2

I’m both heartened and annoyed to find this site exists: NRL TV — Watch live NRL games and replays online It’s exactly what I’ve wished existed for years… for $15 a month you can watch all NRL games live or on replay. Perfect for the league fan who (like me), finds pay TV expensive and ...

Brothers talk League episode 1

This is a new one for the site, a bit of an experiment really. My first foray into podcasts, as my brother Wayne and I jump into the world of Rugby League and the NRL. Wayne is a great talker when it comes to Rugby League, and I thought we’d try a podcast format which ...

Melbourne Cup fun

Melbourne Cup fun
Had a Melbourne Cup function at work today, naturally… tables full of snacks, and finger foods, plus beer. Good stuff: little pastries and prawns and sandwiches and breads and dips, that kind of thing. Most of the entire afternoon went to the party of course… and the race was five minutes. I do love Australian ...
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