Posts Tagged ‘AUSTRALIA’

8 Reasons Why Australian Rules Football Is Just Awesome

One of sport’s true hidden gems, Australian Rules Football has it all. From Nic Naitanui’s outrageous marks, to Gary Ablett Jr.’s shear class, to Nathan Jones’ pure passion, the action is non-stop. Compiled below are 8 reasons why the game found Down Under is just awesome.   Follow Nic Naitanui, Gary Ablett, & Nathan Jones…

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Huge Euge: The Art Behind Thor The Bodybuilder

Eugene Bradshaw has come a long way the past four years. It was that long ago, following a break up with his girlfriend, that ‘Huge Euge’ first discovered a strong liking for the gym. At first, lifting weights served as an emotional outlet for him. But over time, the hobby would be transformed into a…

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How Chris McQueen Built His Kingdom

Don’t let the tough exterior and canvas of tattoos fool you: Chris McQueen is a good guy in the rough and tumble world of rugby league. While the Gold Coast Titans’ second rower is an imposing figure on the field, outside of game day he shows a much softer side to his personality. After playing…

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Paralympian Rowan Crothers Passing On The Torch

Although Australian swimmer Rowan Crothers is participating in his first Paralympics Games, he already has fond memories of the quadrennial event. In fact, he describes his greatest moment as witnessing fellow compatriot Peter Leek win gold in the 200m individual medley at the 2008 Paralympic Games. Just like Leek, Crothers suffers from the same debilitating…

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The Professor Rules The Pool

With the second, and perhaps final, retirement of 23-time Olympic Gold medallist Michael Phelps imminent, the sport of swimming will be looking for its next global superstar. Our Athlete CRUSH for today, 22-year-old Cameron McEvoy, has the potential to take the mantle and dominate the pool for years to come. Whilst his swimming talent is…

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Meet The Honey Badger

The difference between rugby player Nick Cummins and the world’s best-known personalities and comedians? Most people haven’t heard of Nick Cummins – yet. This Aussie character may be primarily an athlete and largely hidden Down Under, but make no mistake about it – Cummins can entertain with the very best. Her name was Sheryl. #saynotobareback…

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Seeking to Transform a Franchise

If you don’t know who Ben Simmons is, you will Thursday night. The LSU point guard will likely be selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the #1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. The question to be answered isn’t so much if Philadelphia will take him – it’s whether or not he will become the new…

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You’ve Been Warned

With a smooth lefty stroke and a penchant for hammering bowlers, the cricketing ability of David Warner is surpassed by few batsmen. His on-field banter and competitive drive may get under the skin of opponents and fans alike, yet Warner’s exploits on the pitch are as sublime as they are explosive. When Warner is at the…

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