You will recall TFF's rant of 10 days ago that what Australia needed more of was less corporate slug-fests, awash in match-fixing, dodgy deals, bodgy people, bikies and furious factional fighting and more community sport, a la the newly formed Lane Cove Fun Run.
As if you didn't know, it is time – as the flood of muddied oafs begins to recede, and the tide of flanelled fools has not fully engulfed all – for your humble correspondent's annual look at which sporting stocks to buy, sell, and hold.
The Eddie Hayson press conference? What was that all about?
Ah, sing it, Charles Dickens, one more time for the road.
Bloody hell. Aussie Rules. Who would have thunk it?
Meanwhile, far away from match-fixing, from dodgy deals and bodgy people, well away from big-time contracts, from bitter disappointments and furious factional fighting, sport, totally removed from soul-less corporate crunching, real sport goes on . . .
You had to see it to believe it. A minute before half-time in the Roosters vs Broncos game Dale Copley goes into a tackle, gets his head in the way of an inadvertently flying knee, and falls to the ground like a sack of spuds.
There are people driving on Sydney roads as we speak, with no memory of the Wallabies ever holding the Bledisloe high in triumph! When will it ever be ours again?
This week, friends, we are talking about the Australian sports world's du moment . . . "disappointed."
Fertilise and water those grassroots. Steer by the star of what grows the game at the bottom will be ultimately good for the game at the top.
Rules in Rio were set for a reason. Don't blame the boss for enforcing them.
What on earth was going on at the boarding house of St Ignatius, on Tuesday morning last?
Vale, Midget Farrelly, one of the greatest of Australian surfers, who has passed away, aged 71.
I wish the Olympics still had their magic, and maybe they'll return. But this one has lost me.
You had to be pretty good to fight the greatest boxer Australia has ever seen, Les Darcy, and Reg Paton did that.
Who knows if this week's commitment from Jarryd Hayne will turn into genuine, not spoken, passion for the team and jersey?
Are we seeing the beginning of the end for the Olympics?
How would you handle a kick to win $100,000?
Jarryd Hayne to play for the Waratahs? Please, no.
Let's talk about Herbert "Nutsy" Bolt again.