Author Archives: MikeOrTheDon

The Pointlessness of the Commonwealth Games.

The coccyx, pinky toes, ear muscles, the appendix, wisdom teeth and the Commonwealth Games. What do all these things have in common?

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Should Brian Lake be in jail?

In my opinion, Brian Lake should have been dragged in front of a Magistrate, not the Match Review Panel. The Hawthorn defender is currently serving a 4 week suspension for choking North Melbourne’s Drew Petrie. Choking. That means he consciously … Continue reading

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Go away, Gary Ablett!

Two days ago we saw one of the most incredible games in World Cup history, with Germany annihilating Brazil 7-1 in the Semi Final. The game and its implications will reverberate for years to come. People will remember where they were … Continue reading

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Why Garry Lyon is centimetre perfect

Being a sports commentator is a hallowed and sacred position in the Australian sporting landscape. We have our preferred commentators, we have those we can’t stand, and we have commentary that becomes synonymous with moments in time. Jesaulenko, you beauty. … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014 – The Mike or The Don Analysis

Friday it kicks off – the big dance, the big show, the main event. THE WORLD CUP! Every 4 years we set our body clocks to nocturnal and enjoy the extravaganza that is football! Now at this time you can … Continue reading

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How Australia can win the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Here at Mike or The Don, we think the FIFA World Cup is the greatest sporting event on earth. We are stocking up on Red Bull, napping at the office, and experimenting with not-quite-legal medication in an effort to retune … Continue reading

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#freeviney? I’m not so sure…

People complaining about the Jack Viney decision must have completely missed the last decade of AFL Head Office decision-making. Former players, journalists, and legions of fans are absolutely livid that Viney copped a two-week suspension for breaking Tom Lynch’s jaw … Continue reading

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Australia’s basketball renaissance

Imagine watching the 2020 Olympic Games. Specifically, imagine watching the Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Match. You’re probably picturing Team USA vs someone. Are you picturing… Australia?! Far-fetched? Not as far as you might think. And here’s why…

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Mile Jedinak and the Crazy Pills

Please watch the following 5 second clip from Will Ferrell’s Acadamy Award® winning performance in ‘Zoolander’ Note his expression, tone, and inability to comprehend what’s happening before him. These are things I can relate to at the moment. You see, … Continue reading

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Buddy’s greatest crime

At the time of writing, it looks very much like Lance “Buddy” Franklin is going to accept a 9-year, $10million offer to play for the Sydney Swans. This has, predictably, caused an outrage to seep through 17 other AFL clubs … Continue reading

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