Daniel’s Sports Page
I would like to make it perfectly clear that I like sport. Sport, to me, is an art. It's a chance to show how creative a person can be in a particular situation. Not for me to worship at the altar of victory, or kiss the feet of the gods of pragmatism. No sir! The purpose of sport is to experience the extraordinary.
Oh sure, wins will occur when the opposition have spent the night before on the piss, and improvement will come if you are prepared to turn a fun activity into a chore, but to feel the exhilaration of a spontaneous piece of genius, both during the act and in the afterglow, this, truly, is sport's contribution to the human experience!
I will watch any sport played skilfully and creatively, but my favourites are: cricket; rugby union; football (soccer); rugby league; and tennis.
Below is some stuff I have written on the theme of one sport or another:
a team made up of my favourite cricketers
Test cricket teams chosen according to players’ nations
Test cricket teams chosen according to players’ family names
Test cricket teams chosen according to pretty well anything
humorous article in which a cricket team is named made up of popular Australian musicians
fantasy Test match teams and commentary which were partially published in Brisbane’s Sunday Mail
my account of the 1994 Test in Sydney between Australia and South Africa
a team made up of my favourite footballers
a team made up of my favourite rugby league players
in which Daniel names 'greatest ever' Origin teams and recounts his boyhood memories of this rugby league series.
a team made up of my favourite rugby players
My major current sporting affiliation is with the St Bartholomew's Bunyips in the Queensland Churches Cricket competition. I have developed the unofficial home page for the team, Bodgy Green, which can be linked to from here.
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