Well, it’s been a crazy Summer of sport these past few months. Breaking news and big stories seemed to dominate Facebook feeds, evening news bulletins and newspaper stands everywhere (you kids still read those things, right?).
Now, put any sport in front of me and I’ll be drawn to it like first-years to a free sausage sizzle.
But having gone on holiday for most of this summer (which ALL you first-years need to do while you’re at uni), I’ve missed the intensive coverage of sport in Australia, with nothing but occasional fan talk and clickbait on my Facebook to keep me updated.
When I got back, I couldn’t help but realise a lot of the stories weren’t what they seemed on social media. A lot of “BIG STORIES” were nothing but hearsay, media speculation and overreaction from fans.
So below, I’ve listed some of the main things that happened in world sport while I was overseas and matched them with the impression I developed on limited social media in a country that only seems to want to watch the NBA.
Picture: Jarryd Hayne at 49ers training.
Photograph from Sportsnaut.com
Former Chelsea manager José Mourinho.
Photograph from teamtalk.com
Picture: BBL champions, Sydney Thunder
Photograph from theguardian.com
Yes, it truly has been a memorable Summer. However, the fun doesn’t end here. Sports and sports coverage will continue to press on, and luckily for you, so will we!
So whether you’re in a lecture, stuck in traffic on the 891 or indulging in a few bevvies at the Roundhouse make sure to check out Blitz/Blitz Radio for all the latest in sport at uni and around the world.
It’s sure to be a great year, New South.
(P.S.: we do get a lot more serious. It’s Week 1, give me a break – I just got back from holiday, as I mentioned).