165. An ’unFortuinate’ Start to a Series

The Sport Blokes

Sep 7 2023 • 1 hr 8 mins

Recorded 6 September 2023

(00:22) Kicking Off –

  • (02:00) US Open (tennis): good and bad times on and off the court as finals draw near;
  • (05:13) Quick hits: Dunk leagues fail to impress Nath; Useless MLB & NFL stats (Arryn Siposs cut by Philadelphia Eagles); Riley Leonard’s Mum practices tough love and the Nebraska Cornhuskers are a bit chokey in college football the last 5 seasons but their women’s volleyball fans helped break the attendance record for women’s sport; Women’s soccer rankings have changed post-World Cup.
  • (10:05) Indian wheelchair cricket; Adam Hills’ journey with the Physical Disability Rugby League World Cup; 30-year anniversary of Jim Abbott’s remarkable no-hitter for the New York Yankees.
  • (15:52) James Webb wins Wing It On!

(17:23) Basketball – Thoughts and prayers for Corey ‘Homicide’ Williams; Men’s FIBA World Cup: Boomers stumble to worst finish at Basketball tournament since 2014 but maybe it’s where we should’ve finished? Latvia nearly snatch one from Germany after Lithuania beat the USA; Boomers a lacking some sharpness and looking ahead to Paris 2024 Olympics in light of Trev Gleeson’s list/Brian Goorjian slander. NBL season closer than we realise. Breanna Stewart, A’ja Wilson and Alyssa Thomas impress in WNBA. LA Lakers sign Christian Wood, should fancy themselves as a genuine NBA contender.

(38:32) Cricket: Australia dominate T20s in South Africa and World cup squad released; A brief history of cricket at the Olympics.

(52:23) AFL – John Noble very unlucky to be missing 1st final; Membership record broken; Incredible retiring class of 2023; All-Australian class. Stuey has a few more thoughts on the Eagles.

(1:07:42) Final Thoughts

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