Top infringements and cautions of the summer
Sport Review #140
|Richard Irvine||Feb 4|
Laurie Mains evicted from America’s Cup village for ‘Aucklanders Are Wankers’ tee shirt.
Advertising Standards Complaint withheld for edgy singles-only retirement home infomercial with Keith Quinn.
Neil Wagner fined match fee for running through strikers end sightscreen during overly vigorous wicket celebration.
Peter Williams suspended for two weeks after confusing Magic Talk roles and repeatedly goading Bill Gates to call the talkback line during exciting run chase.
Dan Carter warned for sharing pharmacy-only medication card from Chemist Warehouse with Blues teammates.
Dean Barker banned from Tik Tok after emotional naked dance to TV1 America’s Cup coverage intro theme.
Dane Coles assigned extra training after CCTV review reveals he spent managed isolation exclusively in breakfast buffet area.
Ian Foster excommunicates neighbours from local area Facebook group for letting off hoarded fireworks on New Years Eve after he’d gone to bed.
Thanks for reading - Richard
The week's best NZ sport content
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We’re in the world Test final, but no-one understands how we got there - here’s a handy explainer from Alex Brae [Spinoff]
The Black Caps made this final because they have turned themselves into a home-field juggernaut the likes of which this country has never seen, not even in the "glory" days of the 80s. New Zealand aren't just hard to beat at home; they're hard to resist.
Dylan Cleaver on how we made the World Test Final [NZ Herald]
Fantastic story of how Warm Sun On My Face author Trevor Auger tracked down White Fern Grace Gooder from hearing her great niece sing at a concert [Locker Room]
Jack Cottrell writes for Sportfreak on how the small things add up when it comes to intolerance in sport [Sportsfreak]
“I was lucky enough to play six tests. It’s so tactical, such a competitive experience without it being high pace,” Kinsella says. “That aspect of cricket can’t be replicated in any other way, and it’s a shame the current players don’t have that to look forward to.”
A profile of White Fern Penny Kinsella by Heather Dawson [Locker Room]
If you were surprised to hear Bryan Waddle on the bank rather than the booth this summer, here’s an interview and look back at his 40 year cricket commentating career [RNZ]
Here’s a handy thread of the top ten most-read articles on sportsfreak.co.nz in 2020 [Sportsfreak]
Chang joins the paint ball war.
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How the pandemic changed the office forever [New Yorker]
Paul McCartney on the Adam Buxton podcast is a delight [Adam Buxton]
Bring back the gif
Getting ready to write a newsletter after being a lazy git all summer.
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