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When Will the Mainstream Media Approach Combat Sports from the Head, Rather Than the Ass?

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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I am currently traveling in Europe, and news reached me that Australia has had a sudden change of prime ministers. Eager to share in the good news, I googled The Age Newspaper Online.

In addition to reports on the change of leadership, I discovered there was an article about the press conference for UFC 193, due to be held in Melbourne on November 15. Continue reading

Wayne Carey: The Truth Hurts

Posted in Journalism, Observation, Reading with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

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I went into this book hoping for a Raging Bull story (I’m referring, of course, to Martin Scorsese’s film about the boxer, Jake La Motta). That said, I was expecting a fairly blunt and simplistic tool designed to resuscitate Wayne’s media career. I was disappointed on the one hand, confirmed on the other, but nonetheless, held in the grip of the tale. Continue reading

Peter Costello vs the AFL II

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , on March 2, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

Go to work, Peter Costello.

Intelligent, incisive, gutsy, and a damned good writer.

http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/big-men-fly-into-a-fury-at-those-who-dare-question-the-afl-20110301-1bd44.html

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