While this story stands alone it may be fun to read Part 1 as well to get an even broader picture of our talented footballer and his kin. https://sportsocratic.wpengine.com/2016/03/13/a-dads-story/ It was one of those startling autumn days that makes everything seem much more colourful than it really is. The kind of day that encourages you to be outside. It was just cold … [Read more...]
Archives for October 2016
Yoga for sport… and spirit!
This great sporting nation, Australia, once had a pub on every corner. These days there’s a Yoga Shala around every corner and it’s serving up a new spirit. Yoga explores every aspect of living. Mental gymnastics. Physical gymnastics. Spiritual mountaintops and great oceans of understanding. You can achieve total tone and fitness, reach a point of calm and exhilaration, tie … [Read more...]
Men behaving badly!
If you want to see the worst in men, go and watch a children’s soccer match. The minute their kid hits the pitch, certain ‘grown’ men transform into testosterone-fueled man-beasts, obsessed with living out their failed sporting prowess through their poor kid. Clearly ‘grown-up’ is a loose term and I also want to clarify the use of ‘certain’ here, because there is definitely a … [Read more...]
The Utzon files – finally revealed. The secret to how Sydney got its opera house and the Dutch got their sporting colours.
When they ask how it happened, you can tell them this is how it happened. Jorn Utzon had won the prize he could not remember entering but, hey, who is going to argue with blue skies and an endless summer of bikinis and beer. So, now what to do. Utzon was chilling, wandering the boat sheds of the Central Coast when he had his eureka moment. Maybe it is true that your best … [Read more...]