|Friday, 30 June 2006|
On This Day - June 30
The bet is on!
The loser records themselves signing the winning teams theme song. The Song can be put on both our sites and on Molly's AFL podcast
Molly, here's the lyrics to the Saint's theme song.
|Thursday, 29 June 2006|
Shopping on Amazon : New DVDs
Moira allowed me to go shopping on Amazon.
So, what did I get??
On This Day : June 29
|Wednesday, 28 June 2006|
Yet More Thinkgeek tshirts
Mid Season Review of the Teams
Another gem from Saintsational, a mid season review of all the teams
|Tuesday, 27 June 2006|
On This Day : June 27
|Monday, 26 June 2006|
FOX Footy Channel Program Listings 27th June 3rd July 2006 NSW only
The split round is over, and Round 13 beckons. The Saints meet the up and coming Hawks at the Telstra Dome on Saturday. Channel 10 will be showing it live, and I may head out to join the other Sydney Harbour Saints.
|Sunday, 25 June 2006|
Quiz : Could You Pass 8th Grade Geography?
Phew - that was lucky!!
On This Day - June 25
Custer's last stand!!
Footy Tipping Results : Round 12
This split round has brought my tipping streak to a dramatic halt.
I only picked 2 winners. What was I thinking??
I've now have 61 correct tips for the season. I have tumbled in my tipping comps. I was challenging for the lead, and now I am back to the middle of the pack
|Saturday, 24 June 2006|
If AFL Teams were Girls
If Teams were Girls
Sydney would be J-Lo - Quality all over, but especially good down back.
West Coast would be Kylie Minogue - very decent despite not having much up front.
Fremantle would be Danii Minogue - Always trying hard to be as good as her big sister, but will never measure up. The butt of everyone's jokes.
St Kilda would be Krystal from Big Brother - has the biggest and best assets going around, but we all know they're not the real deal.
Brisbane would be Elle MacPherson - past her glorious best but still easy on the eye and an old favourite with most.
Port Power would be Madonna - also past her glorious best, but refuses to accept it gracefully.
Carlton would be Whitney Houston - has not looked after herself in recent years and has gone completely off the rails.
Adelaide would be Delta Goodrem - tidy, attractive, professional and uncontroversial. Nice to look at, but for some reason just makes you want to yawn.
Geelong would be Britney Spears - at times can look stunning, at others it can get ugly.
Essendon would be Katie Holmes - has a certifiable psycho in charge of her every move. Has lost credibility in recent times.
The Kangaroos would be Paris Hilton - lays down way too easily.
Richmond would be Annabel Chong - can cop a pounding and keep coming back for more, all in the name of self-improvement.
Western Bulldogs would be Shakira - proof that being short is no barrier to getting you excited. Will only get better too.
Hawthorn would be Christina Aguilera - looks like she enjoys it rough and dirty.
Melbourne would be Camilla Parker Bowles- may be a blue blood, ordinary to say the least but has come up with the goods.
Collingwood would be Amelie Mauresmo - last woman on Earth scenario: you still wouldn't.[listening to: Demon Days - Gorillaz ]
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|Friday, 23 June 2006|
On This Day : June 23
Socceroos Through to the next round
2 all draw against Croatia sees the Socceroos advance to the next round of the World Cup.
Group F - Match #44 - Final
|Thursday, 22 June 2006|
Quiz : What Emoticon Best Represents You Right Now?
|Wednesday, 21 June 2006|
Shortest Day Of The Year / Longest Day Of The Year
I love the Winter solstice - I don't know why, I just do
|Tuesday, 20 June 2006|
FOX Footy Channel Program Listings 20th 26th June 2006 NSW only
Quiet week on the footy front. The Saints have a week off. I think I will avoid the footy for the weekend.
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Holes-in-one - What the?
I got this today in email
I don't remember getting a hole in one[listening to: Till My Head Falls Off - They Might Be Giants ]
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|Sunday, 18 June 2006|
Saints in the News
Those Saints just can't keep out of the news.
Today it's all about Kosi collapsing and player injuries
The Arrigos discover fire
After 6 and a half years in our house, we finally lite a fire in the fireplace.
Bricey seemed to enjoy the flames a bit too much. The start of pyromania perhaps?
Quiz : How Gross Are You?
Once you have kids, you put up with a lot ;)
On This Day : June 18
Upcoming Movies - Lots of talking animals
We saw trailers for a bunch of kids movies coming out in Australia and they all feature talking animals.
Was there a memo or something that was sent around Hollywood a few years back??
Before Over The Hedge
Over The Hedge
Cute movie. Kinda like a Looney Toon. Talking animals, my favorite genre ;)
The soundtrack was by Ben Folds, which was a nice touch - featuring "Rocking The Suburbs" in the end credits, with different lyrics!
I find it really curious that all these computer rendered movies make the animals, creatures, objects all look so good, and yet they can't get the people to look anything but cartoony.
|Saturday, 17 June 2006|
Mid Season report
We've passed the midway mark of the season. 12 rounds in, the Saints have a 6 win 6 loss record.
Middle of the road result.
Hopeful that we will make the finals, but we need to string together a bunch of wins.
Average margin: 28.83
Average margin: 19.50
2006 Quarter Stats
Ah - we're not having good 2nd quarters.
Thoughts on Corporate Entertainment in Sport
I got to go to an official AFL function on Friday night. I sat in in a room full of men in suits. Who goes to the footy in suits, FFS.
At my table, I was sat with a people that supported other teams (Not St Kilda or Adelaide who were playing), or werent even interested in the game. Some even told me that they couldn't bear AFL and prefer a good game of Rugby League. I couldn't get any conversation going about the game. They were more interested in the kind of beer being served than the result of the game,
There were speeches from different folks. Round 12 is "Welcome to the AFL" round, part of a broader multicultural football program run by the AFL. We had the multicultural ambassadors interviewed by the host, Stephen Phillips. He spoke to two good wog boys Angelo Lekkas and Steven Alessio. Lots of blah blah blah and not much else
Then there was a guest speaker from the AFL, who was responsible for the new media rights discussions. The guy knew nothing about technology and he is the one who will be negotiating the new media rights. It was embarassing listening to him stumble over acronyms and describe how they are going to get so much more money for new media.
Harrumph. Fix the broadcast fiasco in New South Wales, so I can watch my team live, or nearly live. Not at midnight.
Later I went out to watch the game, most of the folks from the function stayed indoor. They didn't venture out and sit amongst the fans., They stayed in the room. There were literally rows and rows of empty seats. The tickets were sitting on tables and the folks who had them werent using them.
Huh? What were they all doing here. It was a game of footy. An important game in the overall scheme of things. And these folks didn't really care. They were there to smooze, to network, to have a drink. Want to smooze - go to Spearmint Rhino, or one of the other establishments in King St and elsewhere. Let the fans get the tickets to the games.
Is this the future of sport? A corporate shindig? Of course it is. Listening to that AFL dude you could tell that it is all about the money. It's no longer about the game. I know this is the case, I just hadn't experienced this.
The room next door was the St Kilda Social Club. Everyone was dressed in the team colors. They were talking about the game. There was passion everywhere. That's where I would have liked to have been. At least I would have had some other folks to commisserate over the result.
|Friday, 16 June 2006|
On This Day : June 16
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Saints Destroyed by Crows
The Saints had their biggest loss of the season tonight. The crows were just too good. The crows were a machine - well drilled, well executed. The Saints were a shambles.
I felt good going to the game. It had been 2 seasons since I had witnessed a loss.
I'm going to be miserable for a while. My tipping is going to suck this week too.
ST KILDA: 2.1, 3.7, 5.10, 8.12 (60)
Ruthless Crows destroy Saints
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|Thursday, 15 June 2006|
Stories in the lead up to the R12 game between the Saints and the Crows
Victory Room, Telstra Dome : Afl Round 12 : Saints V Crow
I am feeling very fortunate today.
It's going to be a tough match, but I'm hopeful for a win.
|Wednesday, 14 June 2006|
Qulz : What Do People Envy About You?
On This Day : June 14
The Simpsons Personality Test
Hmmmmm, no surprises here!
|Tuesday, 13 June 2006|
On This Day : June 13
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Socceroos Beat Japan: 3 to 1
Been watching the Socceroos tonight play Japan
It looked all over at the 82 minute mark. Japan lead 1 - Nil, and that goal was questionable.
But, the Socceroos scored 3 goals in 8 minutes to win the game!!!!
Group F - Match #12 - 90 min
|Monday, 12 June 2006|
FOX Footy Channel Program Listings 13th 19th June 2006 NSW only
We've crossed the halfway point of the season, and the Saints are sitting at 6 wins and 5 losses.
I'm heading down to see the boys play at the Telstra Dome on Friday night.
Footy Tipping Results : Round 11
I was heading to a perfect round, until Ben's Demons stuffed it for me. That'll teach me for picking the Magpies - what was I thinking??
Watching the Wallabies
I've had to learn about Union this year, because Billy has started to play Rugby, so it was good to see a real game.
What impressed me was seeing all the spectactors wearing their "gold". It looked pretty cool in the stadium. Made me want to go out and get my own scarf
For the record, the Wallabies won 34-3.
Cars go Brmmm
What was amazing about the film was the look of it all. The realism of the scenery and the shiny appearance of the cars. The racing scenes were just unreal. It was hard to believe this whole movie had been rendered on computers.
Brice sat through the whole movie (again) which is a hilight for me, and he even waited through all the credits for the little fun things that Pixar always do
The movie is having mixed reviews from critics, but I reckon it's going to be a block buster
|Sunday, 11 June 2006|
Saints beat the SCG flood
Ugly game in the rain and mud last night. Good to see the Saints hold on and win the game. They lead all night, and deserved the win.
I went to the game with Fletch. We sat in the Nohle stand surrounded by Sydney Swans supporters. I think I was the only Saints fan in the entire stand. It was terrific when the siren went off. Complete silence around me!
It's good to see a win.
Next week, I'm going to Melbourne to see the Saints meet the Crows at Telstra Dome
|Saturday, 10 June 2006|
Off to the SCG
Heading out to the S.C.G
|Friday, 9 June 2006|
Heaps of news this week about the Saints
FIFA World Cup 2006
The Last 10 Series
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Puns aplently thanks to Cars
It's so true - just look at this effort from The SMH - Pixar's latest movie puts wheel emotion into its cutting-edge animation.
What a punny pun. Wheel Emotion! LOL
Here's a bunch more:
We're all off to see the movie this weekend
On This Day - June 9
|Thursday, 8 June 2006|
news in the leadup for Swans V Saints
NERDS FC FAN CLUB NEWSLETTER : The Rerun
The show is being repeated starting tonight. If you missed it the first time - make sure you catch it
+ NERDS FC FAN CLUB NEWSLETTER +
Just thought I'd remind you about the Nerds FC encore performance starting
tonight at 8.00pm - then every night for the next week! Nows your chance
to re-live the whole adventure, catch any episode you foolishly missed or
get your mates to watch the show you were quacking on to them about the
first time round. Do yourself a favour: dont miss the Nerds FC experience!
And don't forget we still have lots of prizes to give away over the next
few weeks so stay registered for a chance to win a Centrex Digital Set-Top
Box or an authentic Nike football used by the Nerds FC! Congratulations to
the winners so far: Silika Baselala, Jeremy Brown, Matthew Morgan, Peter
Kennelly, Deborah Muchamore, Susan Gorton, Marian Stoney, Rachie Gray, Mark
Barnier, Jeffrey Stanyer, Monica Constable, Paul Song and Lucia Barone!
Yours in football,
Treasurer, NFC Fan Club
Latest batch of ThinkGeek TShirts
They're quite spiffy, don't you think?
|Wednesday, 7 June 2006|
Melbourne is in need of a very big thing
His conclusion, which he calls the Tower of Baiame:
I like it. Good work Shane, oh I mean Anthony.[listening to: I like your old stuff better than your new stuff - Regurgitator ]
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I'm a big fan of little cyber avatars.
It's great fun
Here's my latest - Frank in WeeWorld (i know, it sounds rude)
[listening to: I Was Only Kidding - Weird Al Yankovic ]
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|Tuesday, 6 June 2006|
NERDS FC FAN CLUB NEWSLETTER : The End
Alas, Nerds FC has come to an end. It was wonderful.
SBS will be repeating it
+ NERDS FC FAN CLUB NEWSLETTER +
Greetings Fan Club Member!
Well, how good was the final episode of SBSs smash hit series Nerds FC?
Round our way streets were deserted, the pubs were empty and the 24 hour
Laundromat/LAN computer gaming centre shut for the night because they knew
thered be no business. Everyone was watching to see how the boys did and
hear how theyd changed from day one. You can imagine the club feels a bit
strange right now now that its all over. But dont get me all emotional,
I thought Id cried myself out till I started writing you this exclusive
members-only newsletter. Let me concentrate on giving you the skinny on
stuff that didnt make the show. For example:
- Before Nerds FC went on to the pitch, they were waiting in the tunnel
area of the stadium. NSW Premier Morris Iemma was just leaving and he shook
hands with a few of the boys and wished them well for their game.
- John Truong and a number of the other lads have joined local football
clubs following the series. Also, they see each other socially every few
- After the show, the boys took on the production team who made the show. I
saw the game and can verify that it was an entertaining game to watch and
the scoreline was 6 4 to the production team. The boys maintained they
let the crew win but lawyers are looking into that claim ..
Okay, thats my lot. Ive got subscriptions to look into and next season to
consider but before I go let me say thank you for not putting me in the
automatic spam filter section of your inbox. I hope you enjoyed the show
and have found the newsletters interesting. If you see me in the street,
dont hesitate to come up and say hello and who knows, maybe well be
following the boys in blue again on another campaign.
STOP PRESS: Hold on, Ive just found out SBS are re-running the whole Nerds
FC series every night at 8.00pm from Thursday 8th 15th June! Nows your
chance to re-live the whole adventure, catch any episode you foolishly
missed or get your mates to watch the show you were quacking on to them
about the first time round. Do yourself a favour: dont miss the Nerds FC
Yours in football,
Treasurer, NFC Fan Club
On This Day : June 6
FOX Footy Channel Program Listings 6th 12th June 2006 NSW only
The Saints record has been pretty average versus the Swans
The coverage on the telly this week
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Today it's 6/6/6Fatboy Slim ]
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|Sunday, 4 June 2006|
On This Day : June 4
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Footy Tipping Results : Round 10
Just 6 winners this week. I was hoping the Lions would beat the Magpies, and the Saints to defeat the Demons. Bad Call.
52 correct tips for the season.[listening to: In Heaven - Fatboy Slim ]
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A distopian future...
Since seeing V for Vendetta, I've been introducing Antony to movies which have a distopian vision of the future.
So far, we've seen:
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Demons knock off the Saints
Well, the Demons defeated the Saints this afternoon at the MCG.
Ben, I'm sure you were in the long room with a beer and some 85 yr old octogenarians yelling
This was a really important game for the Saints, but they came up short. They are now 5-5 after 10 games, and need to win 10 of the next 12 to get a top 4 slot. A tough ask, but they did it last year.
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|Saturday, 3 June 2006|
On This Day : June 3
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Billy meets Joey's U13b
Billy's adventure in Rugby Union continues. Last week he was played inthe U13d team against Waverley. He played well and was promoted to the U13c team, which faced the U13b team from Joey's (even though the majority of the teams were playing Cranbrook)
It was an away game for Knox, which meant we headed out to St Joseph's College at Hunters Hill. The boys played well, and weren't totally disgraced in the result (57 to 0)
While at the game, I spoke to some of the dads on the sidelines. One of the dads had gone to school at Joeys. We chatted a bit more and found out he went to school with Iain McDonald - small world!
Next week, I am taking Billy to see the Wallabies meet England. Hopefully this will inspire him[listening to: In Heaven - Fatboy Slim ]
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|Friday, 2 June 2006|
"Whoa, whoa. Um ..." : A classic moment in radio
They had a caller who identified herself as "anonymous" who said she was a sex worker. They were having a little chat, when Merrick asked about the code of ethics when it comes to keeping secret the names of clients.
Well, she named a high profile person
They guys were lost for words and then cut to a song.
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Preview : Melbourne V St Kilda MCG Sunday 4/6/6
I subscribe to a mailing list which has the AFL Previews & Reviews. It's always an entertaining read, as it's written by fans for fans. I had to share the preview of the upcoming game.
|Thursday, 1 June 2006|
news about upcoming Saints V Demons