Queensland lost the first game of State of Origin so that was devastating. To say we don’t wanna talk about it is an understatement, but also we run a sports blog and podcast so…
NSW looked fierce in attack which was helped by Queensland not even trying to defend once. Good news on that front is that Billy Slater and Jonathon Thurston may be back in contention.
A look to happier times
Back to AFL and Alex Fasalo made the brave decision to come out about his diagnosis of clinical depression and withdraw from playing any games for Collingwood for the time being, although he will continue to train. We truly wish Alex the best of luck with his recovery with things looking good with his request to play this weekend.
This brought on some truly astoundingly tone deaf commentary from Mark “Robbo” Robinson, Chief Football writer for The Herald Sun. Please read and consider this fantastic piece “Ill-Considered” by Josh Pinn from The Footy Gospel on the comments.
All round good guy and okay footballer Patrick Dangerfield also came out in support for Fasalo, writing about his own struggles with mental health.
The Margaret Court saga continues. Read this open letter by Martina Navratilova and Andy Murray’s comments on possible Australian Open 2018 boycott.
Real MVP of this week was John McEnroe with his comment “Keep the name and when same-sex marriage becomes legal in Australia, I will personally call my good friend Elton John to host the biggest same-sex, mass wedding ceremony ever seen in Margaret Court Arena. Margaret, that’s just the kind of guy I am”
In other tennis news Stosur has been knocked out in the 4th round of the French Open.
Eye roll of the week
MEME OF THE WEEK
And finally…What better way to end this jam packed Best Of The Week with some beautiful engagement news from cricketer Megan Schutt
If you are affected by any of the issues raised in this article, you can contact these services for help.
Lifeline 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au