The Comments Team are pausing today to acknowledge the death of a close member of the extended Comments Family. We’ve often wondered where the sheer depth of our sporting obsession has evolved from: having a grandmother who once watched all 94 games of a Super 14 rugby season- yes, including the matches where Aussie teams played Aussies teams, and Saffas played Saffas- goes some way towards explaining our competitive bent. Our thoughts go out today to all the southern Rowe clan- kia kaha.
We’ve got a few links for you though to keep you entertained, so rest easy, and we’ll be back on Friday.
The remarkable story of the Brazilian goalkeeper who just scored his 100th goal in the top-flight in Brazil:
Legal, free coverage of the Cricket World Cup, although we’re told it may not be working in NZ: http://www.espnstar.com/cwclive/index.html
A great article on the rise of endurance racing of the Le Mans style: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/mar/27/ilmc-allan-mcnish-le-mans
A huge number of entertaining ways to get fired: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2008/may/27/games.toys
And a couple of interesting articles on doping in sport, although it should be said that the second link is to a highly controversial blog (the February 11th posting on Rafael Nadal is a pretty interesting read):