Morning! What happening while you were asleep? Abject insanity. Bill Shorten votes in an election he can’t, two offices fight with post-it notes and the US squabbles with Russia. Again.
While Dr Simon Longstaff finds James Hird’s lack of culpability regarding the Essendon saga staggering, he does believe Hird’s remorse to be sincere.
Lifelong Bombers fan Mena Soliman describes his feelings after the CAS’ Essendon doping ruling broke what was left of his fragile heart.
Jack Howes pings one of the “dinosaurs” of the AFL, Garry Lyon, who had a go at another “gazza” in the “little master”, Gary Ablett, this week for being soft.
Touching on obligatory cricket issues (that World Cup thing), it’s pretty much AFL week from good sport Jack Howes after the ASADA case against the Bombers hit a snag and two Pies were sprung being silly clenbuterol sausages.
Pondering whether you “can you be a cheat and still be a Saint”, Mathew Mackie chooses to remember Lance Armstrong as the champion of cheating that he was – always look on the bright side, and all that.
Jack Howes can’t avoid the doping in sport thing as it continues to permeate the Australian sporting landscape, but it’s not all bad in his weekly #HotTaekes