The Fitz Files

Please Alan, get the facts right about Goodes

Peter FitzSimons   The problem with having a go at Alan Jones is that once you start it is hard to stop.

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Why are our golfers good guys and our tennis players brats?

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons   What is Australian golf doing so right that it produces such fine Australians representatives, and what is Australian tennis doing so wrong.

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Shark-arm case put Mick Fanning in the shade

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons   Mick Fanning's shark story wasn't the first one to enthrall Sydneysiders.

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Tomic may really be playing in the Hall of Shame

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons   Is Bernard Tomic making a late bid for entry into the Hall of Shame after all?

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Watson should be remembered as an ornament to the game

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons   And now, the end is near, and so he faces the final curtain.

NSW Blues lacked leadership in the line of fire

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons   The Devil went down to Queensland, he was looking for a soul to steal. He was in a bind, cos he was way behind, 52-6 ...

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Hunt has broken his teammates' trust

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons   I would not want to break bread with a bloke like Karmichael Hunt nor play alongside him. And I'd be surprised if his current teammates don't feel the same.

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Like it or not Nick, you will be judged by your behaviour on court

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons   Nick Kyrgios needs to change his ways on the tennis court.

The biggest football match this weekend is a clash for the ages

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons   It's the clash of the titans, the football finals match to beat them all; our best and brightest against our worthy foes from across the seas, with no quarter asked for nor given, a boots and all fest of blood and guts.

Plenty of sporting idioms to strike out on

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons   You know that Channel Seven show Million Dollar Minute, hosted by the affable Simon Reeve?

The vagina monologue: Repression of women, not dress sense

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons   Here at TFF, as regular readers will appreciate, we don't often discuss vaginas, but this week we must – both individually, and collectively

The day Ron Clarke received a gold medal

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons   Ron Clarke will be remembered as one of the great gentlemen of Australian sport.

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Never-say-die Dellavedova does us proud

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons   His toughness! His will to win! His air of self-sacrifice, of doing everything for the team first! In the great Australian tradition of punching above his weight Matthew Dellavedova shines.

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Greg Norman: Not just a monument to sport, but a statue too

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons   Having a go at Greg Norman is, I find, like having a go at Alan Jones. It feels soooo good, and you get such a strong and positive reaction to it, that it can seduce you.

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Australia's part in the downfall of Sepp Blatter

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons   The greatest book title in the history of the world, seeing as you ask, is American writer Lewis Grizzard's Elvis is Dead And I Don't Feel So Good Myself, while, locally, I was always fond of Spike Milligan's effort, Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall, a collection of his war-time reminiscences.

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Hey Sepp Blatter, time to hand back our $45 million

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons   The chickens have finally come home to roost for FIFA.

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Keep the faith Waratahs and you can be back-to-back Super Rugby champions

Taqele Naiyaravoro of the Waratahs scores a try during the round 15 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Crusaders.

Peter FitzSimons   After a slow start, the Waratahs are displaying the form that won them the Super Rugby title last season.

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Golf not needed at Games

Peter FitzSimons.

Peter FitzSimons   Told yers. Yonks back, TFF had a rant that the problem with the Olympics letting in sports like tennis and golf is that you would inevitably diminish the glory of the Games.

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