Football, money and bad people doing bad things
Ben Shine / Uncategorized

Football, money and bad people doing bad things

The JFK assassination. The moon landing hoax. The diminishing portion sizes served at Oporto. Whatever it is, the Sporting Regard appreciates a good conspiracy theory. While some may dismiss the following as “conspiracy-talk”, you would have to be ozzie the ostrich (or Daryl Summers) not to ackowledge the reality of this frighteningly pervasive undercurrent in … Continue reading

How good are headlines? Answer: very good
Ben Shine

How good are headlines? Answer: very good

Godfather of the Vegas bender, inventor of Gonzo journalism and all-round legend Hunter S. Thompson once described sports writers as “a rude & brainless subculture of fascist drunks”.   As a man who began and finished his career as a sports journalist, with a shit-tonne of drugs and alcohol sandwiched in between, he is undoubedtly qualified to make such a … Continue reading

TSR Debate: the validity of Tour de France fans
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TSR Debate: the validity of Tour de France fans

The Sporting Regard is on the verge of a comeback, but like all champions returning from knee surgery/summer in Ibiza boozing with their model girlfriends and fellow English Premier League players, we need to sharpen our skills before we’re ready for competition. So we have decided to hold an internal trial match in our most … Continue reading

One-percenters and the case for metal studs
Ben Shine / Opinion

One-percenters and the case for metal studs

 As any seasoned sports observer will tell you, a crucial element to securing victory is a team or player’s ability and willingness to put in ‘110 per cent’. While the ‘110 per cent’ figure has been long-scoffed at by the opera-fancying, German-poetry reading inner-city intelligentsia (I am looking at you, longest continuously-serving Premier of NSW, … Continue reading