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Which World Cup is the Best World Cup?

With only days to go before the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the entire nation of Australia is rallying to support the Wallabies. The streets are being painted Green and Gold, the media coverage is saturation-level, and fans around the nation are obsessively following Twitter for any possible lineup changes or news from the Wallabies camp.

HAHAHAHA Just kidding of course… Hardly anyone cares!

Aaah yes, rugby, the backward passes and the... touchdowns?

Aaah yes, rugby, with the backward passes and the… touchdowns?

Which is a shame, because the Rugby World Cup is awesome.

I would go so far as to say it’s the BEST WORLD CUP IN SPORT!!!

I don’t mean the best literal cup… although it does have curves in all the right places.

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American Arrogance and the Hayne Plane

Despite my well-documented disinterest in both Rugby League and American Football, I admit I’m interested to see the Jarryd Hayne experiment play out.

Hayne, you may know, abandoned the NRL last year (where he was a superstar) and is currently attempting to make the NFL (where he is a no-name novelty from overseas).

You've got to admire his ambition and desire... even if it is a dumb sport.

You’ve got to admire his ambition and desire… even if it is a dumb sport.

So if I don’t like the sport he played or the stupid sport he’s trying to play… why am I interested in Hayne’s progress?

Because of American arrogance and condescension. It bugs me.

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Friday Funnies: 15/03/2013

It’s been a long time between drinks. Too long, in fact. We can think of no better way than to introduce a brand new – but more importantly – regular segment: Friday Funnies! We’re scanning the web to bring you a little bit of joy to your previously dull, everyday, vanilla Fridays. So, you’re welcome friends  – now you can head into the weekend with a smile and a giggle or two.

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Australia and New Zealand’s Great Rivalry

I love New Zealand. Great place. Great people. More than any country (even Mother England or the Yanks) Australia can turn to New Zealand (and vice versa) when the going gets tough. They also boast the single greatest burger joint on earth.

Fergburger, Queenstown, New Zealand. God bless these burger maestros.

But when it comes to sport… all bets are off.

Cricket and rugby immediately spring to mind, but today I’m going to suggest that our fiercest rivalry with the Fush und Chup eating, jandal wearing, chillybin owning mob from across the Tasman is in a different sport altogether.

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Mike or The Don plays Cupid

Another year, another Valentine’s Day successfully navigated.

It’s a time when a fat little baby appears in commercials and magazines and in shopfronts everywhere. Blonde ringlets, a freshly Napisan’d nappy and a totally-unsuitable-for-children bow and arrow set apparently represent love and matchmaking.

Still poops in his pants, but apparently smart enough to make life-altering decisions for total strangers.

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MoTD’s 3 Most Underrated Sports

Here at Mike or The Don we get frustrated that some top notch sports are overlooked, and some pretty awful sports hog the spotlight.

So three of us decided to collaborate on this article detailing three of the most underrated sports going around: Rugby Union, Gymnastics, and Volleyball.

Also underrated: Emma Stone. Totally irrelevant, but any excuse to run this pic.

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