The Fitz Files

Does a card game bridge the sporting gap?

Peter FitzSimons 8:06 PM   Will bridge players get a fair deal in court?

$50m for Clarke and crook back? Buddy madness

In the money: Lert's just wait and see regarding Michael Clarke and David Warner.

Peter FitzSimons   Wouldn't' that be exactly like giving Buddy Franklin, with bodgy knees, a ten-year contract in the pre-twilight of his own career, at twice the rate he was previously earning?

Why I won't be watching the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight

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Peter FitzSimons   Too many lives have been destroyed by boxing - time to face the reality that there is nothing sweet about the sweet science.   

Visitors show proper respect at hallowed site

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Peter FitzSimons   As I write this, as a rooster crows at dawn, just 24 hours before the centenary of the Gallipoli landing, which happened just over yonder.

Jones hits Dank with the soft soap

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Peter FitzSimons   Come on Alan Jones, you can do better than that.

Greg Norman is a sharing, caring kind of guy ... really

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Peter FitzSimons   Oh lord, please don't let Greg Norman be misunderstood.

Why sport's war on recreational drugs is pointless

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Peter FitzSimons   Why should it be public knowledge if a football player fails a test for recreational drugs?

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Final brings the good, the Brad and the ugly

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Peter FitzSimons   Yes, yes, yes, the Australian one-day team won the World Cup, and good luck to them. They played fantastically well, fought the good fight and performed under pressure.

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Pocock did the right thing, and that's that

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Peter FitzSimons   There has been some extraordinary criticism this week, including from those who should know better, of David Pocock's action in calling out Jacques Potgieter's homophobic slurs against the Brumbies last Sunday afternoon.

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Vale Malcolm Fraser: despite the abuse he did a lot for Australian sport

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Peter FitzSimons   Vale, Malcolm Fraser. True, when they do the definitive history book on our erstwhile Prime Minister, his impact on sport won't get much of a look-in.

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Reynolds was dazed and confused ... and concussed

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Peter FitzSimons   How can South Sydney possibly argue that Adam Reynolds wasn't concussed last weekend?

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Three cheers for Desiree ... and Yon Yonson

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Peter FitzSimons   As a southern outpost of the Wisconsin Sporting News, step into the next segment for our lead story from our favourite town in Wisconsin.

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Vale Ross Turnbull - a life less ordinary

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Peter FitzSimons   With the death of Ross Turnbull Australian rugby lost its most colourful, if oft controversial, characters.

Hayne, you've got a way to go to make it

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Peter FitzSimons   Never, EVER, underestimate my powers as Kiss of Death and Kiss of Life.

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Quick and the dead: sports for the masses

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Peter FitzSimons   A yarn in The New York Times this week detailed an interestingly innovative match played a few weeks ago in Sydney between John McEnroe and Patrick Rafter.

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Is that a scandal I hear brewing?

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Peter FitzSimons   Is that the smell of scandal? NRL kick-off must just be around the corner.

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Killing defenceless animals - just tell me how that can be sport?

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Peter FitzSimons   So let's talk about hunters, and let's talk about miserable bastards who get their jollies by stalking and killing defenceless animals. But I repeat myself . .  .