Category Archives: Sport

Interesting day’s cricket so far

Interesting day’s cricket in the second test vs. Sri Lanka. Lots of wickets, a green pitch and a nice way to spend the afternoon with it on the background while playing board games and drinking cups of tea. NZ vs … Continue reading

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Rugby and Religion

The Rugby World Cup is generating all sorts of interesting discussion on the interaction religion and sport as popular culture. Here are a couple of recent examples: World Cup 2011: Why rugby and religion can mix to great effect | … Continue reading

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Sport and the Sabbath

Sermon today was on ‘keeping the Sabbath’ which made this article in the Guardian (Six Nations: ‘Rugby is not what fuels my happiness,’ says Euan Murray) more relevant than it might have been another day. Hat tip to The GA … Continue reading

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Junior sport

I’m glad someone finally said this in a public forum. My observations from watching my own kids play sport and the different teams they play is that the comments here aren’t far from the mark for some teams. Sad but … Continue reading

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Go Wellington!

The two best teams in the Air NZ Cup play in the final tonight – Wellington and Canterbury. History tends to favour Canterbury, though I think we’ve got a good chance tonight. As with all these things it will come … Continue reading

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The Shield!

The Wellington Lions win the Ranfurly Shield! And they beat Auckland to do it – even better. And Auckland score no points – even better. Well done to the whole team. Go the Lions! Of course, I’m in Christchurch and … Continue reading

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End of football season

The kids football (soccer) season ended yesterday with all four playing their final games for the winter season. It’s been a really long haul – practices for second-born started back in early February for a pre-season tournament, with the others … Continue reading

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A recent issue of ESPN The Magazine has an article on athletes with prosthetics and some commentary asking what really is the difference between various sorts of technological enhancement in sport. See ESPN – ESPN The Magazine – Let ‘Em … Continue reading

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A day at the cricket

We went down to Hamilton today to watch day four of the NZ-England cricket test. Great day all round – though the excitement of the NZ second innings collapse could have been done without. Armed with deck chairs, rugs and … Continue reading

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2008 Super 14 squads

The squads for the 2008 Super 14 (which kicks off 15 Feb) have been announced, and I’m pleased to see that Hawkes Bay’s form in the Air NZ Cup has been rewarded with a number of players making the step … Continue reading

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