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Episode 26 · 1 year ago

Live Sporting Events - Episode 25

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Christian returns to the show, alongside Hamish, to discuss their favourite sporting events that they've attended live.

I'm cheese settle. Welcome back tothe on the ball podcast. Today this is episode twenty five, I think. So quarter of the cent, quarter century, half of the half century. So wouldn't quite raise the bat yet, but in junior cricket I would havebeen happy with the twenty five. So guess that's something come to comeout. Today we're trying something of it different. We are also filming thispodcast. So I was actually thinking of before a couple days ago, maybetrying to get us on Youtube, because you know, why not try andspread it across more platform? So we're given that a crack today. Whoknows, it might not fabricate, there might be no youtube video out whenyou're listening to this, but we'll give it a crack. We'll see howit goes. So yeah, just quickly I want to talk about some thingsbefore we get into today's episode. I just want to quickly shout out oursocial media accounts. I usually to leave it's like the fifty nine minute todo it and at that point there's no not many people listening, so probablyshould do it earlier. So we're on twitter, instagram and facebook. Soget around us on twitter and instagram with very active. facebook less so,but that's more for people who, you know, don't get around twitter instagramthat much, but definitely get around the twitter in instagram accounts. We're postinglike at least once a day. So yeah, go support that. AndYeah, that's pretty much all I've got to say on that. So todayI'm joined by a Pilcho, Christian. Welcome back man, thanks, Mart. How are we? Yeah, good, I'm pretty good. Actually. It'sgood. It's good to hear, good to see our relationship hasn't takena turn for the worst after we finished our project on Friday. That wasworth forty percent. We did that together, but good to see we're still ontalking terms, still still loving the fact that you carried me in thatproject. Man, you've done about you've done about ninety percent of it.Now that's a good ting. Don't. Don't do yourself like that. Anyway. So today it's a bit similar to the first episode we did. Sothe first episode we did favorite sporting moments, and when we were doing that Iwas kind of thinking there's like a category. I'm not sure what wordthere is to describe it, but the word I've chosen his events. Sofavorite sporting events, because when I did the moments there was a few whereI was thinking of them, but they didn't quite they weren't like short enoughfor a moment. So I thought maybe somewhere down the track we can doan events thing, and that's what brings us here today. So probably shouldquickly just discuss what we thought about the term event. So when I wasdoing my list, I was kind of thinking things that happen not off notoften. So I think the most regularly occurring thing I've got in my listof like twenty that I made was the state of origin, which happens threetimes a year. But there's nothing more than that. We narrowed it downto we have have to have gone to the event live, because otherwise yougenuinely could have picked like any soccer rivalry, any final of any competition in theworld. Would have been pretty tough to narrow down. So we havegone with events that we have been to live. Did you have any issueswith the definition of event, pilch? Well, it's a pretty broad word. I suppose events, but I think I've gone similar with you, likeany thing that occurs like just a regular AFL match. That was I didn'tinclude that sort of thing for me, but a specific fixture that happens maybeonce a year, then I included that as an event because it's bit morespecial as well. Yeah, maybe so, like an event is something that youknow they put a bit of promotion behind. It will often have aname like, for example, the showdown, which is Adelai vers port laid theway I'd put into terms is like in the AFL and NRL, thegrand finals an event and that days an event. Like the rivalries are events. But then your regular around seventeen match...

...between Melbourne and West Coast or StGeorge and Brisbane like that's not an event, that's just a match. So Yep, there it might be a little bit confusing, but once we startto talk through our top fives it'll definitely clear itself up. I think there'sa clear distinction between what we're talking about and like moments and stuff like that. With there any things that were close to your top five that didn't quitemake it? Well, personally, not really. I actually struggled to comeup with a top five at all, but I have got there. Whatabout yourself? Yeah, I similar to the moment thing I just made likea huge list of all the things that could be in contention, the thingsthat just missed out. The other year I was fortunate enough to go ona boat for the Sydney to harbor, your race. I wasn't competing inthe in the all right, I was like on a spectator boat and youjust what do you what is the verb for a boat moving? Is itto drive or sailing? Yeah, we'll say we sailed. will say wesale know, the boat had like an engine, so I don't know,but we sailed like a longside the yachts till they, you know, leftthe heads of Sydney Harbor. And that was pretty amazing, just being upclose to personal. Like sometimes we would dead set three meters away and youcould like, obviously, I didn't do is, but like you wanted,you could e like spit on the blokes. Yeah, you would think about doingthat when you're mad. Now, not quite. Wouldn't saying that muchof a dog. But yeah, so that was a really cool moment.I was with my extent of family on my Dad's side, which probably madeit a bit more special as well. And yet I was really cool.Another thing that was close was the men's Cricket World Cup. Yep, namelythe two thousand and fifteen one, as that's only one I've been to.Running went to the final and I think that probably limited its chance of becomingfinishing in the top five because I only went to one match. The matchwas not great. The atmosphere was awesome, ninety five thousand or whatever. Itwas full MCG. A lot of people going for Australia are but yeah, that didn't quite make it for me. And then two more. I justlike typically mentioned the ashes. I've been to maybe three ashes over all. That's always a blast. And then this is a really weird one,but there's a sink called the beach cricket try nations class and it was heldaround beaches in Australia for the first season. In the second two seasons it wasonly in cool and gut up, which is a beach on the GoldCoast, and me and my family and our family friends we went every yearand it was Australia, vers New Zealand, verse South Africa. I think Westindies might have been in a one year and like Steve Wall played ina like Sean pollock played in it, like there was the genuine like internationalcricket is playing in it. It was like forv four beach cricket or somethingthat I think, I think I remember watching. I don't know if itwas that exact tournament or whatever, but of I remember watching beach cricket onTV right, maybe eight years ago or something. Yeah, and we werein the crowd and like if they hit the ball over the fence for six, which was only like twenty meters, you could keep ball if you caughtit and like other some of the like. They was such fun memories. Likewe used to just try and take screamers and stuff and it was goodfun. Did you catch a ball? Yeah, we ended up like withfifteen balls or something like. There's came oft back our crew balls. Yeah, so that they're just some honorable mentions. So if we just roll onto ourtop five, I'll start because why not? If actually you can,you can start may because I've been talking for a lot already. Well,as I said before, I struggled to outside my top three. I struggledto create the top five, but at number five I'm going to go withthe Bledislow Cup, which I only went to about over ten years ago.So I don't really remember too much about it. Easiest it was in Australiaand our family are Keywi supporters, and the match we went to Australia one, so that sort of took away from it a bit. But I alwaysloved watching it on TV, which helps me realize, which makes me putmore importance on the event itself. That's why I've got it in the topfive, even though I've only been to one match. Yeah, but yeah, I don't really remember too much about the match. I know it wasa close match. But if if all...

...wax played England, because Your Dad'sEnglish and most of you guys go for England and a lot of other sports, if the all but playing the English rugby team, who would you gofor? Well, I go for England. Me And dad go for England andthe rest of my family all blacks. Yeah, but I do love theold blacks. Yeah, the bladders like cup. I remember when Iwas growing up it was like a huge thing and yeah, probably died offa little bit due to Australia's lack of competitiveness. Yeah, I used towatch. We always used to watch every match on the TV back in theday. Get around the Kiwi's in New Zealand have that insane record at home, like I don't know if they've ever loss or something. Yeah, itwouldn't surprise me. Yeah, I can't remember what it was exactly, butright, I don't watch that much rugby union, especially club rugby, butinternational rugby it's always got to be despiced to it and like the bladders likecuts good because it only happens a couple times a year so it's easy tolike tune in. Yep, exactly. It's not, you know, it'snot like week in, week out thing that you have to follow. I'vebeen to U, I think it's South Africa versus the wallabies in the trynations, or what they call now the right yeah ship. Yep, butyeah, no, I've never been to the bladders like hut. That'd becool though, especially in New Zealand. I'm sure it's really hard to gettickets too, though, over there. Yeah, it would be definitely.Did you go to eat in Melbourne or did you travel to go to watchit? Well, I'm pretty sure it was definitely an Australia. Well,so I guess. I guess there is like a Melbourne super rugby team.Yeah, and it's one of it. This was would make sense. Thiswas this was before the reds were a team, though. Definitely it's true, but I wouldn't make sense. But I'm pretty in Brisbane and Sydney everytime. Yeah, I mean maybe we were in Sydney, but I can'tremember. I couldn't. Couldn't remember if we were. I'm pretty sure itwas Melbourne. They you, you would have seen the boys like Dan Carter. Yeah, all the boys are playing. I don't know, it was likeit was like a shock that we lost that match. Yeah, yeah, anyway, all right, now my number five. I've got the RIPCurl Pro Bell's Beach Classic. So basically just the surfing. It'll surfing eachyeah, it's probably a well kept secret about me and my family. Ithink everyone knows that we follow rugby league and everyone knows we big cricketers becauseme and like play cricket. But I think it's not very well publicize.Not that we're some celebrity family, but it's not very long the people whowe're friends with it. We're also like a big surfing, skateboarding, skiingand snowboarding family, like we love doing those things, like some of myfinest memories were, well me still live in Brisbane, with take a daytrip to the Gold Coast with like woolly board and surf in the morning andthen we'd skateboard lunch time and be home by like three and Yah know,that would just some great memories. So surfings like always been a big thingin my family. My Dad is a big surfing fan. So the bell'sBeach Surf Competition, it happens once a year during Easter holidays. It's alwaysfreezing but it's still good fun. There's something about it, like there's justan atmosphere at surfing competitions. I've also been to the ones that snapper rockson the Gold Coast. It's just like a cool intimate community. After likea lot of people know a little bit about surfing, but not that manypeople would like big passionate enough to go out and watch it. But onceyou're there, like it's it's so cool, like you see a lot of peopleyou know. Like there's like four or five guys from who went toour school who they're all surfers. Like every time I go to bell's beachI always see them down there and it's just such a relaxed like sport.The guys when they finish their heats, they come off, they come outof the water and they just basically walk through the beach and like you canjust like one of my fun my favorite memories. This was actually the onthe Gold Coast, but Matt Wilkinson, who's one of the big surfers,he he finishes heat and I remember I ran up to him just smack himon the ass like that stuff just happens and no one cares. and everytime a surfer comes our off the water, like all the young kids or evensometimes adults just run up to them and ask for photos or an autographand they just like happy to do it, even if they're like just lost thefinals. So yeah, it's just chilled. Everyone just sits there likeon their travel rugs on the beach just...

...watches the guys carve it up,the guys and girls carve it up and yeah, this is something really coolabout it. And the way the bells beach layout is so there's like thekind of like if you talk about it like this straine open or something,it's like all the food, the merchandise stuff, I or the top onthis car park and then you've got to like walk down these stairs to getto the beach. So it's like once you just walk down those stairs,you see all the crowd and all the surface out the water's just really cool. So yeah, that's probably a personal one. I wouldn't say it's inthe top five for many, but it's Big Fan of surfing competitions and lookforward to east every year. Was Pretty shouted this year actually because well,you and me have been getting around our day trips, so I was lookingforward maybe even if you weren't going to cut but I was looking forward tolike going with the family for a day trip down to talkie. But yeah, not to be. But anyway, what have you got for number four? Me For number four, I've got the one day international cricket World Cup. Yeah, and again I've only been to one match, I believe,in my life. Do and you go? When I was in Australia I didn'tgo. I didn't go in two thousand and fifteen. So right,the only time I've been is biggest cricket fan last year at Lord's when wewere away in England. I went to New Zealand Australia, which I mentionedin a previous podcast, but once again like just how how much I valuethe event itself and only comes around once every four years. So that's thereason I've got it in the top five, even though I've only been to onegame and the game I went to my team didn't win either. Butstill, the something about World Cups is in there. Yeah, it's becausethey's because they only come once every four years. That's part of it.No matter what sport, whether it's Rugby League, which I love, buteven the sports I don't care that much about, like rope union, whenthe World Cup comes around, like I'm into it. And obviously soccer.Like if we said you didn't have to have been to the event, soccerwould have probably easily taken number one for me. And definitely, definitely,yeah, especially the last one, I guess, just you know, Ican remember more of the matches, but there's something about that last World Cup. It was just so cool. Yeah, the soccer World Cups Unreal, butalways any World Cup, like even the Rugby World Cup. I myfanship of rugby goes up by about three hundred percent or just but just forwhen the World Cups on. Yeah, next minute I'm watching Japan versus Scotlandand I'm like a yelling at the TV and I'm like really care about this. But now the Creek World Cups is awesome. I really I don't knowabout you, but I was a big fan of the changed format in lastyear's one. Yeah, same, I rated it because it pretty like.Obviously, Afghanistan versus like Australia or England or New Zealand's probably not going tobe a kite one, but kind of felt like every match was really important. Yeah, and it was a bit fairer as well, because you gotto play everyone. Yeah, and when there was like the minnows back inthe day, as there is in the t twenty World Cup, like Namibia, Little Bermuda versus Australia, like it's just really a waste of time.Old Mate Steve Tikolo from time from Jena and lever up the big fellow takenthe screwing, my big fella. Yeah, understand, like it's probably stiff tothe minnows, but they can rock up to the t twenty World Cupand have their crack there. And Plus it's suits t twenty a lot morebecause it's easy to upset, like you remember when Netherland's beat England. YeaTrue to a broadness to starts from a meter out like that lends itself moreto that format, Matt where fifty overs, you have to be a pretty goodside to getting one of the big teams. Can't really just fluke it. But now that's good shit and like, even though you've only been to onegame, obviously you've watched other additions and stuff like that. Yeah,I think I watched ninety five percent of the matches at that World Cup andprevious World Cups as well. Well, yeah, it would have been hadit would have been interesting watching it while you're on holiday, because it wouldhave been like tough to not just stay inside and watch the crew all day. Yeah, that's pretty much what we did, to be honest. That'spretty silly from you now. I watched a lot of it, but Ididn't watch a lot of full matches, like I'd watch an innings here,like I'd pretty much watch the first innings of every match. Actually, yeah, that's true, because for half of that I was I was in Australia, so can only watch the first innings, otherwise it be threree. I am. Yeah, what it used to...

...started like eleven or, yeah,ten, so the innings break would be like on thirty. So I waskind of like, am I really going to stay up to three thirty twowatch this team try and trace down three hundred and fifty? But that wasit was good fun. Same Sport, but different gender. My friend.I've gone the ICC women's Creep World Cup for number four. This is purelybecause the fact that I've attended probably of the ten and more matches at thewomen's grew World Cup and the men's Creep World Cup. Leave it or not. So, as we were mentioning before, I've been to the final the men'sWorld Cup, but for the women's World Cup I went to to twogroup matches and the final and there was just something about it, like similarto the surfing thing. It was like I don't know how to explain it, like I don't want to sound like I'm trying to be edgy or something, but I could have. I've never been to one, but I couldimagine it's like going to a lesser known band or musical artists like Gig.We're like it's a small crowd but all the people there are like really intoit or like really know the songs and stuff of the person. It's becauseit's to godly comparison. Yeah, because like when we when I went especiallyto the two matches at the junction, there was probably only a couple thousandpeople there but like every single person was absolutely into it, even the matchbeforehand, I think it was for Lanka Bangladesh, which was like the curtainraiser to Australian New Zealand. Everyone was getting around it. Just the intimatescene at the junction oval, like no big grand stands, the players likeright there on the boundary rope. Like I was just chatting to the peopleI was sitting next to before you guys rocked up. And yet I don'tknow, there was just really cool community vibe down to the CRIG World Cupand the final. The final was an amazing night. It was just reallycool to see that. I think it was eighty five thousand there or somethingEightyzero many people getting down to a women's cricket match. Obviously the match wasnot very close, but that was kind of besides the point. And thenit all finished with this isn't sport, but it all finished with Katie Perryputting on the concert off for and like the Australian Women's team got up anddanced and Sophie, my great friend from my career club, she was cuttingshapes on stage with Katie. So that was like just overall pretty amazing experienceand I came away just, you know, heartwarming stuff. My friend were whereyou and your family cutting, cutting a few shapes when Katie Perry hitthe stage. Yeah, I have to admit I find it awkward because it'slike it was in the stands. It's not like a dance floor, sowe were like in rows, but everyone was standing, but it's like youdon't have that much room. So it's kind of awkward. What shapes doyou cut? Because you can't go all out, you can't, can't without the sprinkler. Yeah, exactly, as you'd be hitting people. AndYeah, you are hitting people, but then if you just stand there andkind of just like Bob your knees to the music at the same time youkind of look like a shirkers like it after admit it was an awkward oneabout what cut, what shapes to cut, but it was really good that there'slike a it was like a mosh pit, so I was kind ofjust watching people cut and shapes in there. Yeah, which game was your favoriteout of the three you went to, granny? Well, no, no, have to say Australia, New Zealand. Is that? Like me? That's one. Me In cortus got down for you with you, though, didn't, wasn't it? You guys care about it. That was agood match. Yeah, it was like it was closer and because the thefinal they absolutely smashed, like it was yeah, true, true, thirdinning, third over, the first innings. So yeah, these Australian New Zealandmatch was really good and it was really important because the winner, Ithink the winner, finished first in the group and that was like a bigthing. and which ended up actually know, I might have been the winner wentthrough to the semis and the loser got knocked out, something like that. But yeah, nationally banks also pretty good. Some of the skill tothe spinners was really impressive. Like I remember this one girl she just keptdancing, this spinner just smacking her overhead, like clearing defence by like ten meters, and they will find like really nice sweetshots and stuff. So,although it's well documented that they have less power and less like pace in thebowling and stuff. It was pretty impressive some of the skills they had onshow. But Yeah, who won?...

Who won that match? That ShriLanka flogged him, I think. Okay, cruised, one of their being abouttooms like she was one of the top round scorers in the group stage. But yeah, what's your number three? May number three. This was toughto differentiate my top three, but I've gone with the famous showdown betweenPort Adelaide and Adelaide in the AFL, South Australia, Derby, not somuch so much Saturdays on not so much to where I was an absolute flogging, which is good to see. Yeah, but yeah, the showdowns, justthe atmosphere at the game's just unreal and it feels like there's about Eightyzeropeople there. And the one way you went to which helped, was probablymatch of the season in the two thousand and eighteen afl season when port gotup through Steven Motlot with about twenty seconds left. But yeah, it was. I think my other two are just ahead, but I do love theshowdown. It's got a special, special place for the showdown. Yeah,you are one of the bigger pored Adelaide fans going around, one of thefew half the city goes for them. You can't be saying that that.Yeah, we got a few fans, few fans. Yeah, probably theonly one in Melbourne, though, apart from someone we know. The biggestrivalry in the AFL? Well, I am biased, so so I'll sayit is. But there's probably there's probably more popular ones, but the theatmosphere and the competitiveness of it is definitely right up there. What are theother ones? History? Well, feel the surely definitely the biggest interstate one? Dragon? Yeah, pro, maybe Collingwood, essence and though and exactday. Yeah, that's a good point. That's probably bigger. Yeah, it'ssign of held by the occasion. Yeah, true, true, it'snot so much the rivalry between the teams, it's like feeling the hatred. Youknow, do you reckon? Do you reckon any a bigger? Idon't know. It's hard to say when you don't live there, but Icould imagine the West Coast Derby will west Truly d would be pretty big,true, given like how fully mad they are as well as ade. Ladies, you like Free Oh the ear doesn't helped your fans get the fanship betweenfree of West Coast is a lot more onesided. Yeah, that's sorry.True. What do you know what the Adelaide breakdown is in terms of likefanshit? Is it pretty even? All, it's Adelaide's a bit higher, butit's like pretty even. Yeah, that probably helps a lot. Reallyit's like it's like the Glasgow Derby in Scotland. What makes it so specially, even though Celtic have been dominant in the last ten years? Like it'slegit split down the middle. Yes, have you been to that? No? No, that's another one that, if it wasn't live events, thatwould have definitely been up there for me. So my number three, or actually, do you think if if the showdown we went to wasn't such agreat game, do you think it would be so high on your list ornot? Really? Well, yeah, it's still would have been at numberthree, but it would have been further off the top two. Yeah,because, yeah, fair enough. Now my number three is one you've actuallybeen to, mate, really haven't? I haven't been too much, mate. I know what's coming. I know what's coming on the state of origin. So originally I didn't have this in my list because I was thinking itoccurs too frequently for it to count as an event, but I conferred withyou and my family members and they said no, it's definitely an event.So yeah, the state of origin, I've been to too. I believemaybe three I've been to, one of Melbourne, one in Sydney. Idon't think I went when I was in Brisbane because fuck that, I wouldhave been a bit painful being one of like Third New South Wales fans inthe stands. But yeah, so I was pretty pumped, obviously with thewind last year. I think I'm too from to actually in my origin appearancesin New South Wales wins. So maybe I'm the Lucky charm. But there'sjust something about origin for a rugby league fan, like, even if youlive in Melbourne, you don't really care...

...that much about a blige. EveryoneKin't has a side and there's something about like the color matchup that I justlove. Like when you look at the man if you look at the stadiums, like some court will be fully Marone, then anes at stadium will be fullyblue and then if it's in a neutral ground, it's the usually splitdown the middle where one side of the ground is fully Marone and one's fullyblue. That's just I don't know, that just adds to the atmosphere.I remember there's I've never really felt anything like it, maybe apart from Anfieldat and said stadium last year when the Blues were walking out because ninety percentof the stadium was all going for that one team. So at the theroof just lifted off the place and yeah, everyone kind of lost their lost theircrap. So I mean, I mean unreal, how many? Howmany people? Kinds that? I think it's S High S. Shit.Yeah, I'm probably would have been sick. Yeah, that was pretty special andthen obviously helped it. It was an amazing game finish ending in thenew soulf. I was try but even apart from that, it's obviously hardto not think about the things you've watched on TV. But there's just somethingabout the state of origin event for me that I can never really not getpumped for it. Like, I just remember when I was a child inBrisbane, we were allowed to wear our jerseys to school on Origin Day.They would sell like origin cupcakes at the canteen. Yeah, they was justbasically what I had to let's just what I'd define as like a big sportingevent. Basically, it always racks in the votes. Not The votes,that always racks in the ratings on TV. A lot of people, you know, watch it. Yeah, yeah, so as a as a diehard rugbyleague fan, I was expecting the origin to be number one on yourlist. Mate. Yeah, it's pretty predictable, to be fair. Partof me like, I don't know why, the fact that it happens three timesyou made me kind of favor others because, for example, the WorldCup comes around four times, like once every four years or if if you'retalking live, maybe once every twenty years. But yeah, to too big ofa moment in my personal life to not chuck it in. Yeah,it fair enough, fair enough. I just I've just seen one of myhonorable mentions that I should shout out. I actually went to the Olympics whenmy mom was pregnant with me. So let's leap into the Olympics. Getaround. But the Olympics would be number one. Yeah, if you actuallywent to it. Yeah, it's going to chuck it in there. Theonly thing is you don't get to see any decent sport. Should have chuckedit in there. Yeah, you'd be watching like bad the canoeing or someshit. No offense to canoeing fans out there, sure if they would bethe greatest atmosphere in like a an arena of a support that no one reallyknows about. The yeah, yeah, it's like a prestigious thing. SoI was probably really cool. So what's your number two, Big Fella?Number Two? This was a tough this was a tough one to differentiate fromnumber one. But, to be honest, I'm still tossing it up, butI'm going to go with the Australian Open. That is also my numbertwo. Is it? Yeah, interesting. Well, the Australian Open is justso much fun when you're when you go to it, like I wouldgo to all fourteen days if it wouldn't cost about a hundred twenty thousand dollarsout of the bank account. But yeah, just being there, being there withyour mates, being able to especially the early rounds, just going towatch whoever you want to walk h there's just so much tennis on. Likefirst around, every single court has someone on it. But yeah, it'sjust so much fun. You know, it's awesome like that. I can'teven explain it. There's so much to do. Yeah, it's got it'sgot a different vibe to it than my the rest of my other events,but there's just something so cool about it when you're like walk around, there'sjust like a buzz around the place. That and the thing is there's somany ways you can attend the Australian Open. Like you can go just sit inhigh sense all day. Yeah, you can go into one of thestadiums watch like Roger Feder you can just go like locky did this. Hewent didn't even watch a point, just went straight to the beer garden andthe life page. Done. I don't know about that one from from Lachlanmccorquodale. But well, it is cheaper than like a concerts, I guess. True, it's probably other way. Surely watching a bit of tennis whileyou're there for your extra cost. He...

...came at five. Surely come atlike two players of tennis. But yeah, in fact that's disgusting from him.But let's be really if he doesn't care about tennis, is he goingto cop just watching like some main play like a lady from, I don'tknow, Taype AI, like that's that's your specialty. Just got that women'srank, ninety eight versus yet rank hard there. But it's three ways towatch it. But then there's a fourth way, and this is the wayme and my little brother role you also get around it. So does JoshBrown, who's been on the channel for and Jack Braw Bent, who wasalso on the footy one. Where we go, we like to shop andchange. I forget what the word is for. I learned this in marketingand we always talk about it in chat. You know, when you watch TVand it gets to an ad, so you changed for another channel andthen when that gets to an air you change back to the other channel andstuff like that. I do, but I don't know that. I don'tknow what word you're it's called like TV sapping. There's a legit word forit, but courts, I think channel shopping maybe. But yeah, that'sbasically the way me and Campbell roll like we how many matches do we normallysee in a day? PILCH and we go like I reckon, we goclose to seeing like ten to fifteen, and I was going to say likemaybe six. No Way, that's one court. There's like six on onefor that's true. that. To be fair, I'm probably a bit moreextreme than you when it comes to this. Yeah, you are able. WentI don't think we watched one court for more than forty five minutes.Yeah, I don't mind my I don't mind my long high sense sessions.Watch a few bigger names, but I do like. I do like goingaround to the outside courts as well. The atmosphere in high sense is afrocious you like it, you like a kilometer away from the ball. wentnow it'side courts. You can smell the nut whizzing vashion. You'd feel it. Yeah, there's just something about the outside court. So I just lovenow that, to be fair, to show courts. They're not very thatsmall and I still love them. So I can't yea all write and socourse high sense, but yeah, there's just something about it. The weather'salways lovely, probably to the point where it's too hot and your risking skincancer by being there. But yeah, it is definitely a highlight. Andlike, I went to Canada in America the other year and I absolutely lovedit, but that was probably one of the low lights of the trip thatI missed down on my year and your Australian Open visit. And Yeah,I don't know. It's just something cool. Like we normally get a threeday pass. One day I'll go with you and we will just do whatever wewant one day, or go with Brownie one day'll mum will come, oneday Campbell will come, like it's fine, just rolling with a different crew everytime. And Yeah, it's just something. There's something about how itexactly right being to a music festival or anything, but there's just like afestival vibe, like everyone's they're having a good time. You've got your littlesquads of each country. Like you'll go to a chill a sad play ofit Columbian player and all of a sudden there's like Spanish, chance, chanceand Spanish going on and it was like where do these people live? LikeI didn't know there was a Columbian community in Melbourne. So, like that'spretty cool. It's very international. The foods great, even though it's fortyfor one shit, but food is fucking expensive. It's hard with the pricebecause it is expensive, as you said, like if you went every day,you build up. But when you talk about the our rate, thatis true, because you're there all way. Yeah, a footy match you couldget a ticket for like forty and it's a three hour match. Youcan get a grand pass for like forty five and you can be there forlike twelve hours if you play your cards right. Yeah, which way youtend to we're we tend to be there for the entire day and night sessions. So it actually use peace and value to be fair. Yeah, well, well, it was that match you watching. Pre Hughes her there andNourick Cameron. Know it myself. It's like forty five and yeah, we'restill there. was still they're getting around nor even though he locked. Yeah, there's just something about the show open. Obviously I've said this before. Wedon't include our nonlive experiences, but like also love watching on the TV. Yeah, it's just yeah, I love it everyone. There's not muchsport going on in that little two week period. There's a couple one days, usually in the cricket, but there's nofl, no and RL and kindof tennis takes to CENTISD age for a little bit and as a tennis fanthat's Nice, very nice. And I've heard that the Australian Open, likeplayers on the tour of said that it's...

...there like favorite slam and the bestorganized slam and things like that, and I can I'm not really surprised becauseit's absolutely unders. I think Australia is pretty good at events. Yeah,because it's like we're we have like the well established structures of like a firstworld country, but then there's not mass people causing chaos like there would bean event in like Americale. Yeah, like the UK. So yeah,yeah, and there's something about like the informal nature. I'll touch on thisin my number one actually, but there's something about the informal nature of Australiantennis fans that makes it a bit spicy. Like half the people going there justto get smashed and just talk shit to the players, like there's alwaysthat one here and yes, they're a bit annoying, but they are kindof funny when they're just lipping off one of the players, where I thinkin Roland, Garross or Wimbledon you would be like kicked out if you yeah, taught. So I don't know, I think that's something bit cool aboutit as well. What's your number one there? One number one, mateis the ashes rich was one of your honorable mentions. Yeah, yeah,for me the reason I put in my honorable mentions was in the Barmby armywas amazing. But if you went outside of the barmy army up it justwasn't good enough for my top five. Yeah, yeah, well, ifwe, if we hadn't have experienced that day's play or two days play inthe barmy army, it wouldn't have been my number one and probably the factthat I'm more into my cricket at the moment probably led to it claiming thenumber one spot. But I mean the ashes for me is the pinnacle ofcreet ahead of the one day World Cup, because it's just the traditional historic battlebetween England and Australia and especially when it's at the MCG, which isthe only place I've been to ashes tests, there's a hundred k ninety ninety fivethousand people, atmospheres going off, especially in the Barmby Army as wewere. And Yep, that's that's why it's taken the cake for me andcooks innings cooks two hundred and forty four not out has taken the cake.That was some of the more fun I've ever had at a sporting event.I'd say that those two days in the barbing yard that was they were unreal. Yeah, there's just something about the way English fans supports sport. Yeah, and the just the absolute abuse being tossed around between and the English fansin the Australian fans. Yeah, it's just absolute Pissa. Yeah, andlike cricket. I love the cricket the way people would treat cricket because,like, yeah, I'm sure there's a bit of banter in the soccer crowdsin England, but I think it goes past that point where it's like there'sgenuine fights and like everyone hate each other where, even though the English andthe Australians they don't like each other, I think there's that like respect there. Yeah, it's kind of like, Oh, this is all just funand Games, let's just get smashed and just talk, talk crap to eachother. Yeah, there's never there's never genuine punch on's or anything like that. So, yeah, it's good fun. We'll have to do it next timenow that we like legal drinking age. Yeah, and actually get on themand we have to work out, have to learn the words to Jerusalem. Yeah, and we've got anything your black pool. You wear your blackcall and I'll buy a Brentford United J yeah, that's the key. That'sanyone listening? Who's going to the barmy? Army? Just stick on a randomEnglish Soccer Jersey. Anyone outside the big six and you you at nicelythe crowds attire. So, yeah, yeah, that. Don't wear topsix kid. I'll probably think your plastic. Yeah, remember the castle united,the man wearing the he was like he was there, he was doinghe was the ring lead. Are He was the ring leader in bay thirteen. Yeah, yeah, it isn't, because I sook kid on. Yeah. Now on to my number one. Mate. This is a very randomone. That a hundred percent accepting this and simitate resassims involved. There's reasons. WHO BY US involved? None O't care. And my number one isthe President's Cup, President from I did not say that cold. That seesAmerica compete against an international team, and it was lucky enough to take placegenuinely two hundred meters up the road from my house last December, December oftwo thousand and nineteen, and I'll be...

...honest, was not excited for this. I thought it was a ridiculously over price event and I was like confuse, what the big fuss was? Yeah, Tiger Woods, the great man,was coming out, but I was like not came for this at all. My family friends came down for BRISP from Brisbane and they watched it.They went with US and dead said sue with the greatest days of my life. I went to two days. One day I had to leave early becauseI'd cricket, but I still watched a solid like three hours, and theother day I went the whole day and it was like similar to some ofthe other things on my list, like the tennis and the Bell's beach.It was just like a vibe there where we just I don't know, likeeveryone was just having a great time, like people had taken days off workor it was their weekend and they were just loving the fact that they werethere watching some of the world's greatest Golfer is just go out it. Ithought it was going to be a really pretentious crowd. It was a RoyalMelbourne. I thought it was going to be a bit like, you know, Wimbledon kind of verbs wherever I'm just like gross people when they talk andeveryone just like does this little claps but it was actually loose, like therewas plays getting lipped off of being fat, like everyone was getting pierced. Likeby midday everyone was drunk in the crowd. Every as soon as someonewould hit the ball, everyone would just get up, pretending it was likein the hole, even though the whole was like four hundred yards away.And Yeah, like similar to the women's cricket and the Bells Beach, youlike right there, because everyone pretty much just goes a single file line downthe hole. So like everyone is on the rope, if you know whatI mean. No, there's not many occasions where it's like five rows back. So when the players get up to you, they're genuinely like fifteen metersaway. So that was pretty amazing. I have to say I wish Iwent about my viewing experience differently. Everyone was kind of following tiger and eventhough he's the greatest Golfer Bar, I'm not really like, I don't reallycare. I just wanted to see top golfers play and get a good view, where when everyone was following tiger was kind of hard to see. Sowe kind of got sucked in because, like lock on and dad wanted tosee tiger and the people we were with wanted to see tiger where I didn'treally. I didn't really want to. So if I was maybe on myown, I probably would have broke away. Well, like needed to break awayif I was on my own, but I probably would have just watchedthese randos that I could have just got like the prime seats for each holeto but yeah, it was just awesome day. Jonathan Thurston. There's heapsof celebrities. They're like everywhere you looked there was a celebrity, Jonathan Thurstand one of the Rugby League, the NRAL's greatest players. He was thereand I was wearing about main Tigers Jersey. Don't know why. People like dadreckons it was to support tiger. It actually wasn't. It was justI think it was because if I was in the background of a hole onTV, if I have my tiger's jersey, I would have stood out more forlike my family watching in Sydney. I think that was the reason,but I kind about yeah, and then Jonathan First and he was walking pastme and we both made ur contact and I just started laughing because obviously thatdidn't play for the Batman Tigers and he I was just like Oh, howI mate and he was just like getting up at it and then he waslike you got the Wrong Jersey on their mate and just like I'll it wasonly like a thirty second chat, but it was just something cool about thatand like, I don't know, it was just such a fun weekend andyeah, so that's pretty much wise, my number one. I don't know, I'll be honest, I don't think I'll ever go to the president's Cupagain. The PRESIDENC the president's couple nearly cost me me job because I wastrying to I was running a little bit late and then I try to drivedown reserve road, which was just just couldn't move anywhere. So I've gothalf an hour la is about half an hour late. Copped a bit ofa roasting from the boss. Yeah, I love bring it into cricket.Forty five lates like this is this happens. I like I'm probably never going togo the presence come again. I don't care if I'm thirty minutes late, forty five minutes late to the warm up, you can call. Yeah, like it's probably the most rare event I've ever been to because it happensevery two years and then it alternates between America and International. That happens inthe international every four years. And then the chances of it being in Australia, let alone Melbourne or where I'm living...

...at the time, that's like minute. So that's actually very true. Yeah, like Royal Melbourne is one of likethe southern hemispheres like greatest golf courses. So if it does happen in Australia, there's a strong chance it'll be there again, but it's got tocome to Australia first, so it'll be a long time, I might.I wonder. I want to go to the Rider Cup. That looks insane. Yeah, because I think, similar to the Australians, the Europeans prettyloose when it comes to golf, like they're especially for the team events.I think everyone just gets up for the team events. And Yeah, mydad's a huge Rider Cup fan and I'm no idea why he didn't go tothe President's cup, seeing as it was ten minutes away from where we live. But so it'll be asking you that really expensive, I'm pretty sure.So, like if it's not your biggest passion, I guess you could viewit as a waste of money, and I maybe this has something to dowith John's decisionmaking. But International, I'm not a hundred percent sure on therules, but I'm pretty sure they can't be European because that the right acoupies. That would be exactly why. Yeah, so there was South Africans, Argentinians, Chileans, South Korean's, Chinese, Japanese, Australians, NewZealanders. But yeah, well, surely they just get absolutely wrecked. ButI'm very but they actually pretty decent. And the thing is, because there'ssuch small teams, you only need a few good players. It's kind ofit's not like the Davis Cup. It's not that extremely only need one goodplayer, but yeah, you only need like three or four. Who carriedpretty players for international. Um, you wouldn't know, but there's this guycalled Song Jim, I think, Korean, carried yeah, young South Korean dude. He's only like twenty. He was really good. Mark Leishman,who isn't it? He's like the Fourth Australian Golfer in the world. Heplayed really well. It's like it's golf, like even the best players can havean off day and like a Rando can carry. So that kind ofmakes it exciting. Yeah, it's not like well, tennis at naught aswell, but you realistically, like Roger Feder is not losing to like JordanThompson. Yeah, we're in golf like anyone can be anyone, especially inthe team event environment, because it's a bit out of the ordinary for them. So yeah, that was just pretty cool day, couple days. So, yeah, that's pretty much all I've got for the sporting events. Maysame with me, mate, same with you and the the Jonathan First andinteraction is that the is he your most famous person you've talked to? That'sso hard to think on the spot, but I think I mean talk.Do you mean like a genuine dialog? Yeah, or like can obvious signaturesache. What's the best signature you've copped? Well, of course Joel Garner.Oh, yeah, that's pretty large. That's that's happy out there. SteveSmith. I copped him when he was just breaking into the Australian team. You've made a profit on that one then. That one that would beup there those stocks of reason. I'll be on like, not to Brag, but I have pretty much got every cricket enough to because every year wejust go to the Sheffield Shield and, like you, basically just do it. You on, so I can think I'm a David Warner's Nathan Lions PatCummins, of probably packing was thing. This wasn't me. I don't know. I used to have this one touchy subject made, but I usedabb thisAustralian one day hat and it was signed by all the players and you've lostit on I think I might have been from a t twenty actually, andI lost it at movie world and I've never been more shouted. I don'tknow exactly who was on it. I just remember silent cattach was your allround man. It was your all round man. Yeah, I think puntingmight have been on that. So he might have been the best player.Glen mcgram maybe as well. I don't know. Yeah, but yeah,I don't know. That's a tough one. It what about you? ANYTHING THATCOMES TO MIND? Nothing comes tomorrow for me. I don't even knowif I've got a signature that is not robby. I don't know about Jenny, but I'll be honest, I can't imagine like John or you three boysbeing like bullish when it comes yeah, we are not. But yeah,I feel like you're Johnny. I believe John has in both of them.Oh really, that's cool. I'm like that. Like, but cam orand mum, actually Locklin can be sometimes, like they just don't care. They'rejust like never, probably never going...

...to see this black again. I'mmore the kind of person who, like, I'll just go up and say geta like I did with Jonathan Thurst, and like not ask for a photoor an autograph, just like have a moment with them. That's aname, that's an Alpha move power. Now, because I don't know,I feel bad like asking for signature a photo, because it feels like I'mjust using them, where if I just like actually asking, like I heygoing, like, even though they're not getting anything from and I'm the onlyone who's profiting from that, like it. I just feel a bit more polite, you know. But yeah, I don't they all, but bythe rogue interaction I've had. This is also the shepherd shield. At thaton board a field aiden blizzard asked me to come into the ice bass withthe boys after the game. I'll be honest, looking back, it's aseriously dodgy move because I'm talking. I was ten, like I know hejust meant it as a gag and because I was just like walking back tothe car park and he walked past in like his towel and I was justlike said, sithing, like well play man, or saying and he's likeI want to come to the last buss with us, mate, like it'sa gag. And then, but looking back, like after a ten yearold Kidah, that's rape. Sure, that's pretty sketchy from the great man. But now that it was funny and I still remember it to this day. So it's left an impression on me. The great man. Yeah, restand solid interactions with some yeah, the Green Sport get from the cricketdoes provide actually, like I don't want to just keep telling stories about that. On board of field. But another funny one was dad. He wewere because this is tiny, like smaller than the junction oval. We weresitting on the grass and it was either Sean Tate or Calum Ferguson. Ithink it was calm Ferguson. Dad's like, Oh, who's that field and welike Calm Ferguson, and dad goes so loud. He's like Colin Fergusonfor that block was retired. He's rubbish and like he's turned around and lookedat him and it was actually humor. But the thing is I don't getit because he would have been young then, so I weird call from phrase.But so just know, just rubbish Pol yeah, that's pretty much it. Don't think I've got much more to add on the topic steaks day.That's another pretty good event I've been to. Not Quite the Melbourne and Cup butpretty close to it. So yeah, that's basically it. How long havewe been going? Mate? We've been going for an hour and twominutes. Just a warning, I have had issues with the video while we'vebeen recording. So if there's, you know, ten in a period wheremy camera is off on the Youtube video, just cop will try and work onit. I don't think it's going to be a weekly thing because,especially if I've a new guest on or something, I feel a bit awkwardasking them to record themselves. But we'll see how it goes. Yeah,once again, as I said, get around the social media accounts. Needto get back to the drawing board. Don't or peach and plan some episodesbecause at the minute I'm kind of just going episode by episode. I probablyshould get some planning in, get a few, get a few ahead oftime. Yeah, especially with exams coming up. But there I've got somegood ideas. I've had some good conversations with a few people last couple daysthat have sprung up some podcast ideas, so looking forward to recording those.And it's good to have you back on, peelch. It feels like it's beenages. My favorite guests man good too. Good to be back onand hopefully more to come. Are we playing fort after this fact? Yeah, I've already told LE TEXTED LEA to turn the playstation on. So alltime warm it up for me. Well, I'll see you up there, mate. Thanks for joining me. Peech.

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