Learning is hard, ft. Lance Armstrong

January 26, 2015

There is a section of popular website Reddit called Not The Onion, a reference to the famous satirical website, that basically takes real headlines that seem as though they could have been written by a comedian rather than a journalist covering real-world events. This week, and in much the same vein as Foxes probably think chicken regulation is too tight, Lance Armstrong was reported to have told the BBC Sport […]

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When is a game a sport?

January 15, 2015

Fifteen years ago, the pervasive and evil influence of computer-based entertainment on the minds of our children was a hot-topic issue for many people, most of whom were (with all due respect) utterly ignorant of the subject and going off reports read mainly in publications like the Daily Mail, not known for their quality research. Today, that same debate still exists while all along kids can watch things like Hollyoaks […]

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No I in team

January 13, 2015
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There was some kind of FIFA award awarded this week, to a bloke from Portugal who is quite good at scoring goals if truth be told, and the furore and kerfuffle that surrounded it was fundamentally quite depressing for the more traditional football fan. Actually, that should just be amended to ‘the football fan’, as recent times have continued to show us what the Totally Footballing Dutch, and all the […]

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Winners and losers of 2014

December 31, 2014

Sport is a world of winners and losers, and as we trudge through the final day of what has been a pretty spectacular 2014 there is now time and space to see who emerged from the last twelve months with the best balance of results overall, even if they didn’t have the most trophies. We’ve picked out a few key names to look at with that in mind, but let […]

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December 14, 2014

We’re approaching that time of the year when the BBC Sport department has a look down the back of the sofa and shakes Gary Lineker to see if there is any spare change behind his ears as they seek to make the Sports Personality of the Year ceremony as plush and expansive as is humanly possible. The point about the difference between the winners and people with personality has been […]

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Common interests

July 24, 2014

Ah, the summer of sporting wonder is still going, and to the delight of many it has come all the way across the channel and made its way up to Glasgow in Scotland, where the Commonwealth Games are currently being held. Well, when we say ‘to the delight of many’ that may be a slight exaggeration, as a lot of people weren’t even aware the games are on and some […]

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