“As the relatively meaningless (but still exorbitantly priced) preseason contests keep our addictions at bay, we’ll cast our eyes over the upcoming campaign.
Before delving too deep, here’s a quick-strike, no huddle style look at some of the surefire talking points that’ll dominate discussion over the coming months.”
“Nick D’Arcy isn’t exactly a popular guy.
If you were to take a straw poll of whether the general public was pleased to see his Olympic campaign come to an end in the early hours of Wednesday morning, it’s a relatively safe assumption to say that most would be satisfied. Just a sample of negative headlines around the country, almost celebrating his Olympic elimination, speaks volumes, particularly at this time of heightened jingoism.”
“Heading into their opening clash with Brazil, the Boomers had a real chance to put an opening stamp on the Olympic competition. A win over a Brazil side that had performed admirably against the United States in an exhibition game would validate their top ten FIBA ranking and prove that our boys weren’t to be trifled with in London.”
“The North American sporting scene is dominated and lubricated by advertising, but one frontier has long remained unconquered – the uniform. Amongst the stadium naming rights and official partnerships auctioned off to the highest bidder, team attire has remained above reproach.”
1992 or 2012?
MJ or Mamba?
Here’s your answer.
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Part One: http://www.backpagelead.com.au/podcasts/6830-ed-wyatt-with-the-bpl-podcast*Draft
Part Two: http://www.backpagelead.com.au/podcasts/6858-ed-wyatt-with-the-bpl-podcast
“Last June and July, Barcelona sat proudly at the summit of the game, fresh off a hat-trick of La Liga crowns and their third Champions League title in six years. They did so championing a style of play that left pundits and fans the world over little more than gushing messes (not Messis), waxing lyrical over the beauty and brilliance of the Blaugrana.”