Author Archive: Jono McLeod

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One Night Only: The Paul Henry Experience

One Night Only: The Paul Henry Experience

by / September 19, 2011 / No Comments

No one exudes manliness like that paragon of testosterone Paul Henry. Salienteer Jono McLeod got a once in a lifetime chance to come face to face with him and hopefully glean some clues as to what constitutes the kiwi male. This is what happened. Paul Henry does not like sport. Not even rugby. With all [...]

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7The Inning Stretch

7The Inning Stretch

by / September 12, 2011 / No Comments

Every four years New Zealand expects the same thing and yet never receives it. The holiest of grails for New Zealand sport: the William Webb Ellis trophy. For the past 24 years, the All Blacks have failed to win the Rugby World Cup since the inaugural competition here in New Zealand in 1987. The country [...]

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The 7th Inning Stretch – Tiger Who?

The 7th Inning Stretch – Tiger Who?

by / August 15, 2011 / No Comments

What’s the best way to get back at an ex-employer after they fire you? Well Steve Williams knows. You go out, find a new employer and you help them beat the old one. Then you give a verbal middle-finger to them at the very first opportunity. Just three weeks ago, New Zealand caddy Steve Williams [...]

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7th Inning Stretch – The Log o’ Wood goes South again

7th Inning Stretch – The Log o’ Wood goes South again

by / August 1, 2011 / No Comments

Rugby fans are fortunate right now to be part of a deluge of rugby that will not stop until the Rugby World Cup Final on October 23rd. The Super 15 seems to have only just ended, the Tri-Nations has already begun and the ITM Cup is quickly getting into full swing, with games being played [...]

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Carter’s Out of Bounds Boys

Carter’s Out of Bounds Boys

by / July 11, 2011 / No Comments

“Are we not allowed to tackle Carter?” The eloquent words of Hurricane’s captain Andrew Hore to referee Chris Pollock after a no-arm hit on Daniel Carter. The answer is NO! Not when he is our best chance of winning the World Cup after 24 long, miserable years, and it’s only three months out from said [...]

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The 7th Inning Stretch – Drugs in Sport

The 7th Inning Stretch – Drugs in Sport

by / May 30, 2011 / [ 2 Comments ]

Breaking News: allegations arise against former seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong on blood-doping… How many times have we heard this? Not only about the great Lance Armstrong but about most every successful cyclist of the past 10 years. Cheating in cycling has hit a critical mass in the last decade and I [...]

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Life Without Facebook

Life Without Facebook

by / May 30, 2011 / [ 12 Comments ]

It is seldom in this day and age that you meet someone who does not have Facebook. Even old people are into it now. But here i am, living and breathing on this page. I exist outside the world of the social networking phenomenon. There’s not many of us here. Most would assume it’s a [...]

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The 7th Inning Stretch – The Fanatic In Me

The 7th Inning Stretch – The Fanatic In Me

by / May 25, 2011 / No Comments

Earlier this year I blogged on the reasons why sport is still important and why it deserves respect that is not always extended to it. I told the fat lazy theatre geeks to get off their arse and appreciate the sport that surrounds them like the rest of us patriotic winners. Somehow I doubt they [...]

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The 7th Inning Stretch – Technology. Who needs it?

The 7th Inning Stretch – Technology. Who needs it?

by / May 12, 2011 / No Comments

The inclusion of technology in sport is a much disputed topic. Football avoids it, cricket is trying it, and rugby and tennis have seemed to embrace it. The dispute is whether or not technology enhances said sports or if it does not. The reason this is so pertinent is due to a number of football [...]

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The 7th Inning Stretch – Lionel Messi

The 7th Inning Stretch – Lionel Messi

by / April 27, 2011 / No Comments

It seems inevitable to me, that one day, Lionel Messi (Leo) will be depicted upon the back of a winged genius that is facilitating his apotheosis. This may not seem clear, but bare with me. An apotheosis is the raising of a subject to divine level. A winged genius is the personification of a general [...]

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