World's lamest trick shots
Sport Review #168
If you’ve got a ball, a phone, kids running about and some kind of target, you’re set for trick shots.
Please enjoy. If you’re got any similar clips on your phone, send ‘em in.
Thanks for reading - Richard
This week's best NZ sport content
NZ sport writing legend Dylan Cleaver has a Substack called The Bounce - listen to him talk to Duncan Greive about it here and read the opening spell here. Really like how open ended the concept is - hot takes, big investigations, oral histories - recommended [The Bounce, The Spinoff]
I’m generally not a fan of professionals pondering how other professionals should do things in public, but this blog on NZ Rugby makes some valid points [SECNewgate]
Between Two Beers’ Patrick Gower episode is a great series of set piece yarns - loved the passport one [Between Two Beers]
Keep your eyes peeled for Mud & Blood from RNZ, documenting a historic West Southland rugby tournament - looks awesome, here’s the trailer [RNZ]
I’ve got a message for those people who say the ICC World Test Championship is flawed; has no history or merit; may not have a future; has a format which produced the wrong finalists; was corrupted by Covid-19 interference; was corrupted by ICC interference; that the final should have been played as a series rather than a one-off match; that the final should not have been be played at a neutral venue; that a sixth day should not have been added to the final; that New Zealand weren’t good enough to be in the final; that conditions in Southampton suited New Zealand too much; that winning the toss was the difference; that India would thrash New Zealand in India; or that Australia did thrash New Zealand in Australia.
It’s quite a simple message: Piss off.
Euan McCabe punches back at People On Twitter [Sportsfreak]
Kobe Bryant plays street ball - and here’s the oral history.
Top tennis players’ wallets are way, way bigger than those batting away on satellite tournaments scraping a living [New York Times]
Aucklanders trapped in their homes might as well submit and enjoy Trapped, a bleak, bleak Icelandic Scandi-noir that starts with a torso falling off a ferry. It’s great, it’s on Netflix.
Bring back the gif
When the Zoom is finished but you’re unsure if the camera has stopped.
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