The Super Bowl is a sporting event talked about worldwide. Super Bowl Sunday unites fans of every NFL franchise into a frenzy of beer, food, beer, excitement, beer, debate and more (beer) as the two best teams of the season seek the ultimate NFL glory. The coverage given to the Super Bowl is like nothing […]Read more "The phenomenon of Super Bowl advertising"
As Christmas and the New Year draw ever closer, it can only mean one thing in football – the January transfer window. Here we see the transfer gossip go into overdrive as journalists, pundits and fans alike try to out do each other with their latest ‘scoop’. Sky Sports News treat transfer deadline day with the same […]Read more "Love it or hate it, transfer gossip remains infectious"
This years short list has been revealed for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 and what can you say but wow? Simply put it is one of the very best for several years. To some perhaps, it may be a surprise once again that no British footballer is in sight. However, I believe […]Read more "Britain stands tall without a footballer in sight"
In a bit of a break from my usual blogs, here’s a much more visual one depicting humourous signage from The Simpsons. Enjoy.Read more "The Simpsons – excellence in signage"
Channel 4 have never been known for shy or retiring programming. Tonight’s ‘The Plane Crash’ was no different. On the face of it, a show dedicated to purposely crashing a Boeing 727 does seem particularly ostentatious. As an average viewer, how do we know this is really necessary and not purely made-for-TV nonsense? Of course […]Read more "Crash testing not for dummies"
There’s no question that London 2012 exceeded the expectations expected by much of the British press and public. The worries expressed before the flame was lit of a potentially poor opening ceremony, problems with security and even concerns over our medal hopes were all blown apart. The Games were outstanding, but the more important task […]Read more "We can only create a London 2012 legacy together"
In a previous article I praised the BBC for its coverage of Formula 1 ahead of the sport’s move to Sky for UK viewers. Along with BBC Golf and Sky Cricket, these set the standards for sporting coverage and punditry in this country. For the past two weeks I, and much of Great Britain, have […]Read more "BBC Sport has shown itself the way"
With the appointment of Gary Neville to the new England setup and the finale of the Premier League season, I thought I would share my views on the former right back’s first full season with Sky Sports. The ex-Manchester United man was loved by fans of the Red Devils and despised by all others. […]Read more "Gary Neville: the thinking football fan’s pundit"
Tonight saw the return of the BBC’s modern take on Sherlock Holmes in A Scandal in Belgravia, and it proved to be as excellent as before. The initial decision to update the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous private detective were always a risk when the original three episodes aired in 2010. Nevertheless they all […]Read more "Sherlock: a triumph of British television"
The recent news that Sky Sports will be covering the whole of Formula 1 in 2012 and the BBC only half, has kicked off a significant number of debates. Sky’s visual coverage of sport is excellent across the board, however my main concern rests with their choice of punditry team. To ensure success, and […]Read more "Formula 1 on Sky…and it’s live!"