The Beautiful Game’s not always so beautiful

Football, Soccer, Footy, i’diski, Fußball, Futbol, The Beautiful Game or whatever you may call it. There is one that may we may agree on and that is that it is an amazing sport that unites various people from all corners of the globe, especially with the FIFA World Cup starting in a couple of days…

The Moneyball: Going up against all of the odds

We all love watching sports movies and over the years we have seen some great ones such as Any Given Sunday, Coach Carter, Remember the Titans, Jerry Maguire just to name a few. The reason why we enjoy these films thoroughly is, because we simply love seeing the drama pan out of the underdog, as…

The Decadence and the Ugly Truth behind the Gentleman’s Game

The sport that is known as the “Gentleman’s Game” is a classy sport that is played by men that possess elegance and grace. It is also known to promote fairness, hence the saying “It’s just not cricket”, which is said if something is not fair or no good. However, the nature of the game has…

Clyde Fortuin: Gloveman, Batsman and an Inspiration

Clyde Fortuin: Gloveman, Batsman and an Inspiration When it comes to cricket, South Africa boasts an array of talent, especially in the wicket-keeping department. The Proteas have celebrated a rich line of glovemen with the likes of Dave Richardson, Ray Jennings, Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock. With a rising star in…

Just showin’ a lil’ love (part 3)

Here is the third and last edition of Just showin’ a lil love. The previous post of this series was posted a while ago and was about Mike Tyson‘s biting incident with Evander Holyfield in their 1997 bout in Las Vegas. Many people may have marked that day as the most gruesome occurrence to happen…

I Lie, I Cheat, I Steal!

“I lie, I cheat, I steal !”. That seems to be the life motto of the Uruguayan and Liverpool striker, Luis Suarez. After his recent biting incident with the Serb defender Branislav Ivanovic in an English Premiere League match between Chelsea and Liverpool, I thought why not present the “Cannibal’s” previous controversies that have occurred…

Pirates edge out TP Mazembe despite difficult conditions

The Orlando Pirates shot stopper, Senzo Meyiya saved two penalties to help the Buccaneers knock out TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, despite losing 1-0 in the CAF Champion’s League second leg in the knockout phase of the tournament. Pirates went through 3-2 on aggregate despite having to face what was described as ‘hostile…

A Maiden’s Maiden Marathon

Waking up at 6:00 AM is not everyone’s idea of an Easter Saturday. Many people were most likely to be sound asleep curled and snuggled up in their beds at that time, but not if you were Daniella Mihal. In fact, she was wide awake, fuelled with excitement and adrenaline as she waited in anticipation…

Jesse: Ryder of bad luck

The talented and equally troubled 28-year-old New Zealand cricketer, Jesse Ryder, finds himself in yet another unfortunate situation, as he has been admitted to Christchurch Hospital after being attacked outside of Aikmans Bar in Merivale, Christchurch on the 27 March 2013. Ryder sustained a skull fracture and severe internal injuries after two successive attacks, which…

Just showin’ a lil’ love (part 2)

In the last post of Just showin’ a lil’ love I showed you the craziness of the United Kingdom boxer, Dereck Chisora, as I took you through his smooching incident with his fellow countryman, Carl Baker, which happened in February 2010 at the a pre-match weigh-in in Wembley. It was a hilarious occurrence, which Baker…