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Episode 26 · 1 year ago

Live Sporting Events - Episode 25

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

I'm cheese settle. Welcome back to the 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 have been happy with the twenty five. So guess that's something come to come out. Today we're trying something of it different. We are also filming this podcast. So I was actually thinking of before a couple days ago, maybe trying to get us on Youtube, because you know, why not try and spread it across more platform? So we're given that a crack today. Who knows, it might not fabricate, there might be no youtube video out when you're listening to this, but we'll give it a crack. We'll see how it goes. So yeah, just quickly I want to talk about some things before we get into today's episode. I just want to quickly shout out our social media accounts. I usually to leave it's like the fifty nine minute to do it and at that point there's no not many people listening, so probably should do it earlier. So we're on twitter, instagram and facebook. So get 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 instagram that much, but definitely get around the twitter in instagram accounts. We're posting like at least once a day. So yeah, go support that. And Yeah, that's pretty much all I've got to say on that. So today I'm joined by a Pilcho, Christian. Welcome back man, thanks, Mart. How are we? Yeah, good, I'm pretty good. Actually. It's good. It's good to hear, good to see our relationship hasn't taken a turn for the worst after we finished our project on Friday. That was worth forty percent. We did that together, but good to see we're still on talking terms, still still loving the fact that you carried me in that project. 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. So the first episode we did favorite sporting moments, and when we were doing that I was kind of thinking there's like a category. I'm not sure what word there is to describe it, but the word I've chosen his events. So favorite sporting events, because when I did the moments there was a few where I was thinking of them, but they didn't quite they weren't like short enough for a moment. So I thought maybe somewhere down the track we can do an events thing, and that's what brings us here today. So probably should quickly just discuss what we thought about the term event. So when I was doing my list, I was kind of thinking things that happen not off not often. So I think the most regularly occurring thing I've got in my list of like twenty that I made was the state of origin, which happens three times a year. But there's nothing more than that. We narrowed it down to we have have to have gone to the event live, because otherwise you genuinely could have picked like any soccer rivalry, any final of any competition in the world. Would have been pretty tough to narrow down. So we have gone with events that we have been to live. Did you have any issues with the definition of event, pilch? Well, it's a pretty broad word. I suppose events, but I think I've gone similar with you, like any thing that occurs like just a regular AFL match. That was I didn't include that sort of thing for me, but a specific fixture that happens maybe once a year, then I included that as an event because it's bit more special as well. Yeah, maybe so, like an event is something that you know they put a bit of promotion behind. It will often have a name like, for example, the showdown, which is Adelai vers port laid the way I'd put into terms is like in the AFL and NRL, the grand 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 St George 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 start to talk through our top fives it'll definitely clear itself up. I think there's a 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 quite make it? Well, personally, not really. I actually struggled to come up with a top five at all, but I have got there. What about yourself? Yeah, I similar to the moment thing I just made like a huge list of all the things that could be in contention, the things that just missed out. The other year I was fortunate enough to go on a boat for the Sydney to harbor, your race. I wasn't competing in the in the all right, I was like on a spectator boat and you just what do you what is the verb for a boat moving? Is it to drive or sailing? Yeah, we'll say we sailed. will say we sale know, the boat had like an engine, so I don't know, but we sailed like a longside the yachts till they, you know, left the heads of Sydney Harbor. And that was pretty amazing, just being up close to personal. Like sometimes we would dead set three meters away and you could like, obviously, I didn't do is, but like you wanted, you could e like spit on the blokes. Yeah, you would think about doing that when you're mad. Now, not quite. Wouldn't saying that much of 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 made it 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, namely the 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 becoming finishing in the top five because I only went to one match. The match was not great. The atmosphere was awesome, ninety five thousand or whatever. It was 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 just like 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 held around beaches in Australia for the first season. In the second two seasons it was only in cool and gut up, which is a beach on the Gold Coast, and me and my family and our family friends we went every year and it was Australia, vers New Zealand, verse South Africa. I think West indies might have been in a one year and like Steve Wall played in a like Sean pollock played in it, like there was the genuine like international cricket is playing in it. It was like forv four beach cricket or something that I think, I think I remember watching. I don't know if it was that exact tournament or whatever, but of I remember watching beach cricket on TV right, maybe eight years ago or something. Yeah, and we were in 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 caught it and like other some of the like. They was such fun memories. Like we used to just try and take screamers and stuff and it was good fun. Did you catch a ball? Yeah, we ended up like with fifteen 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 our top 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 struggled to create the top five, but at number five I'm going to go with the 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 Australia and 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 always loved watching it on TV, which helps me realize, which makes me put more importance on the event itself. That's why I've got it in the top five, 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 was a close match. But if if all...

...wax played England, because Your Dad's English 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 go for? Well, I go for England. Me And dad go for England and the rest of my family all blacks. Yeah, but I do love the old blacks. Yeah, the bladders like cup. I remember when I was growing up it was like a huge thing and yeah, probably died off a little bit due to Australia's lack of competitiveness. Yeah, I used to watch. We always used to watch every match on the TV back in the day. 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, it wouldn't surprise me. Yeah, I can't remember what it was exactly, but right, I don't watch that much rugby union, especially club rugby, but international rugby it's always got to be despiced to it and like the bladders like cuts good because it only happens a couple times a year so it's easy to like tune in. Yep, exactly. It's not, you know, it's not like week in, week out thing that you have to follow. I've been to U, I think it's South Africa versus the wallabies in the try nations, or what they call now the right yeah ship. Yep, but yeah, no, I've never been to the bladders like hut. That'd be cool though, especially in New Zealand. I'm sure it's really hard to get tickets too, though, over there. Yeah, it would be definitely. Did you go to eat in Melbourne or did you travel to go to watch it? 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. This was 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 every time. Yeah, I mean maybe we were in Sydney, but I can't remember. I couldn't. Couldn't remember if we were. I'm pretty sure it was Melbourne. They you, you would have seen the boys like Dan Carter. Yeah, all the boys are playing. I don't know, it was like it was like a shock that we lost that match. Yeah, yeah, anyway, all right, now my number five. I've got the RIP Curl Pro Bell's Beach Classic. So basically just the surfing. It'll surfing each yeah, it's probably a well kept secret about me and my family. I think everyone knows that we follow rugby league and everyone knows we big cricketers because me 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 who we're friends with it. We're also like a big surfing, skateboarding, skiing and snowboarding family, like we love doing those things, like some of my finest memories were, well me still live in Brisbane, with take a day trip to the Gold Coast with like woolly board and surf in the morning and then 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 thing in my family. My Dad is a big surfing fan. So the bell's Beach Surf Competition, it happens once a year during Easter holidays. It's always freezing but it's still good fun. There's something about it, like there's just an atmosphere at surfing competitions. I've also been to the ones that snapper rocks on the Gold Coast. It's just like a cool intimate community. After like a lot of people know a little bit about surfing, but not that many people would like big passionate enough to go out and watch it. But once you're there, like it's it's so cool, like you see a lot of people you know. Like there's like four or five guys from who went to our school who they're all surfers. Like every time I go to bell's beach I 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 out of the water and they just basically walk through the beach and like you can just like one of my fun my favorite memories. This was actually the on the 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 him on the ass like that stuff just happens and no one cares. and every time a surfer comes our off the water, like all the young kids or even sometimes adults just run up to them and ask for photos or an autograph and they just like happy to do it, even if they're like just lost the finals. So yeah, it's just chilled. Everyone just sits there like on 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 cool about it. And the way the bells beach layout is so there's like the kind 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 on this car park and then you've got to like walk down these stairs to get to 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 in the top five for many, but it's Big Fan of surfing competitions and look forward 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 looking forward maybe even if you weren't going to cut but I was looking forward to like 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't go. 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 we were away in England. I went to New Zealand Australia, which I mentioned in a previous podcast, but once again like just how how much I value the event itself and only comes around once every four years. So that's the reason I've got it in the top five, even though I've only been to one game and the game I went to my team didn't win either. But still, the something about World Cups is in there. Yeah, it's because they'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, but even the sports I don't care that much about, like rope union, when the 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, soccer would have probably easily taken number one for me. And definitely, definitely, yeah, especially the last one, I guess, just you know, I can 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, but always any World Cup, like even the Rugby World Cup. I my fanship of rugby goes up by about three hundred percent or just but just for when the World Cups on. Yeah, next minute I'm watching Japan versus Scotland and 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 know about you, but I was a big fan of the changed format in last year'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 to be a kite one, but kind of felt like every match was really important. Yeah, and it was a bit fairer as well, because you got to play everyone. Yeah, and when there was like the minnows back in the 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 taken the screwing, my big fella. Yeah, understand, like it's probably stiff to the minnows, but they can rock up to the t twenty World Cup and have their crack there. And Plus it's suits t twenty a lot more because it's easy to upset, like you remember when Netherland's beat England. Yea True to a broadness to starts from a meter out like that lends itself more to that format, Matt where fifty overs, you have to be a pretty good side 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 one game, 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 and previous World Cups as well. Well, yeah, it would have been had it would have been interesting watching it while you're on holiday, because it would have 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's pretty silly from you now. I watched a lot of it, but I didn'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 was kind of like, am I really going to stay up to three thirty two watch this team try and trace down three hundred and fifty? But that was it 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 purely because the fact that I've attended probably of the ten and more matches at the women'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's World Cup, but for the women's World Cup I went to to two group matches and the final and there was just something about it, like similar to 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 could imagine 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 into it or like really know the songs and stuff of the person. It's because it's to godly comparison. Yeah, because like when we when I went especially to the two matches at the junction, there was probably only a couple thousand people there but like every single person was absolutely into it, even the match beforehand, I think it was for Lanka Bangladesh, which was like the curtain raiser to Australian New Zealand. Everyone was getting around it. Just the intimate scene at the junction oval, like no big grand stands, the players like right there on the boundary rope. Like I was just chatting to the people I was sitting next to before you guys rocked up. And yet I don't know, there was just really cool community vibe down to the CRIG World Cup and the final. The final was an amazing night. It was just really cool to see that. I think it was eighty five thousand there or something Eightyzero many people getting down to a women's cricket match. Obviously the match was not very close, but that was kind of besides the point. And then it all finished with this isn't sport, but it all finished with Katie Perry putting on the concert off for and like the Australian Women's team got up and danced and Sophie, my great friend from my career club, she was cutting shapes on stage with Katie. So that was like just overall pretty amazing experience and I came away just, you know, heartwarming stuff. My friend were where you and your family cutting, cutting a few shapes when Katie Perry hit the stage. Yeah, I have to admit I find it awkward because it's like it was in the stands. It's not like a dance floor, so we were like in rows, but everyone was standing, but it's like you don't have that much room. So it's kind of awkward. What shapes do you cut? Because you can't go all out, you can't, can't with out the sprinkler. Yeah, exactly, as you'd be hitting people. And Yeah, you are hitting people, but then if you just stand there and kind of just like Bob your knees to the music at the same time you kind of look like a shirkers like it after admit it was an awkward one about what cut, what shapes to cut, but it was really good that there's like a it was like a mosh pit, so I was kind of just watching people cut and shapes in there. Yeah, which game was your favorite out 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 a good match. Yeah, it was like it was closer and because the the final they absolutely smashed, like it was yeah, true, true, third inning, third over, the first innings. So yeah, these Australian New Zealand match was really good and it was really important because the winner, I think the winner, finished first in the group and that was like a big thing. and which ended up actually know, I might have been the winner went through to the semis and the loser got knocked out, something like that. But yeah, nationally banks also pretty good. Some of the skill to the spinners was really impressive. Like I remember this one girl she just kept dancing, 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 the bowling and stuff. It was pretty impressive some of the skills they had on show. But Yeah, who won?...

Who won that match? That Shri Lanka flogged him, I think. Okay, cruised, one of their being about tooms 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 tough to differentiate my top three, but I've gone with the famous showdown between Port Adelaide and Adelaide in the AFL, South Australia, Derby, not so much so much Saturdays on not so much to where I was an absolute flogging, which is good to see. Yeah, but yeah, the showdowns, just the atmosphere at the game's just unreal and it feels like there's about Eightyzero people there. And the one way you went to which helped, was probably match of the season in the two thousand and eighteen afl season when port got up through Steven Motlot with about twenty seconds left. But yeah, it was. I think my other two are just ahead, but I do love the showdown. It's got a special, special place for the showdown. Yeah, you are one of the bigger pored Adelaide fans going around, one of the few half the city goes for them. You can't be saying that that. Yeah, we got a few fans, few fans. Yeah, probably the only one in Melbourne, though, apart from someone we know. The biggest rivalry in the AFL? Well, I am biased, so so I'll say it is. But there's probably there's probably more popular ones, but the the atmosphere and the competitiveness of it is definitely right up there. What are the other ones? History? Well, feel the surely definitely the biggest interstate one? Dragon? Yeah, pro, maybe Collingwood, essence and though and exact day. Yeah, that's a good point. That's probably bigger. Yeah, it's sign of held by the occasion. Yeah, true, true, it's not so much the rivalry between the teams, it's like feeling the hatred. You know, do you reckon? Do you reckon any a bigger? I don't know. It's hard to say when you don't live there, but I could 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 between free 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 like fanshit? Is it pretty even? All, it's Adelaide's a bit higher, but it's like pretty even. Yeah, that probably helps a lot. Really it'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's legit split down the middle. Yes, have you been to that? No? No, that's another one that, if it wasn't live events, that would 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 a great game, do you think it would be so high on your list or not? Really? Well, yeah, it's still would have been at number three, but it would have been further off the top two. Yeah, because, yeah, fair enough. Now my number three is one you've actually been 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 it occurs too frequently for it to count as an event, but I conferred with you 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 believe maybe three I've been to, one of Melbourne, one in Sydney. I don't think I went when I was in Brisbane because fuck that, I would have been a bit painful being one of like Third New South Wales fans in the stands. But yeah, so I was pretty pumped, obviously with the wind last year. I think I'm too from to actually in my origin appearances in New South Wales wins. So maybe I'm the Lucky charm. But there's just something about origin for a rugby league fan, like, even if you live in Melbourne, you don't really care...

...that much about a blige. Everyone Kin't has a side and there's something about like the color matchup that I just love. 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 fully blue and then if it's in a neutral ground, it's the usually split down the middle where one side of the ground is fully Marone and one's fully blue. 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 Anfield at and said stadium last year when the Blues were walking out because ninety percent of the stadium was all going for that one team. So at the the roof just lifted off the place and yeah, everyone kind of lost their lost their crap. So I mean, I mean unreal, how many? How many people? Kinds that? I think it's S High S. Shit. Yeah, I'm probably would have been sick. Yeah, that was pretty special and then obviously helped it. It was an amazing game finish ending in the new soulf. I was try but even apart from that, it's obviously hard to not think about the things you've watched on TV. But there's just something about the state of origin event for me that I can never really not get pumped for it. Like, I just remember when I was a child in Brisbane, we were allowed to wear our jerseys to school on Origin Day. They would sell like origin cupcakes at the canteen. Yeah, they was just basically what I had to let's just what I'd define as like a big sporting event. 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 rugby league fan, I was expecting the origin to be number one on your list. Mate. Yeah, it's pretty predictable, to be fair. Part of me like, I don't know why, the fact that it happens three times you made me kind of favor others because, for example, the World Cup comes around four times, like once every four years or if if you're talking live, maybe once every twenty years. But yeah, to too big of a moment in my personal life to not chuck it in. Yeah, it fair enough, fair enough. I just I've just seen one of my honorable mentions that I should shout out. I actually went to the Olympics when my mom was pregnant with me. So let's leap into the Olympics. Get around. But the Olympics would be number one. Yeah, if you actually went to it. Yeah, it's going to chuck it in there. The only thing is you don't get to see any decent sport. Should have chucked it in there. Yeah, you'd be watching like bad the canoeing or some shit. No offense to canoeing fans out there, sure if they would be the greatest atmosphere in like a an arena of a support that no one really knows about. The yeah, yeah, it's like a prestigious thing. So I 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 from number one. But, to be honest, I'm still tossing it up, but I'm going to go with the Australian Open. That is also my number two. Is it? Yeah, interesting. Well, the Australian Open is just so much fun when you're when you go to it, like I would go to all fourteen days if it wouldn't cost about a hundred twenty thousand dollars out of the bank account. But yeah, just being there, being there with your mates, being able to especially the early rounds, just going to watch whoever you want to walk h there's just so much tennis on. Like first around, every single court has someone on it. But yeah, it's just so much fun. You know, it's awesome like that. I can't even explain it. There's so much to do. Yeah, it's got it's got 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's just like a buzz around the place. That and the thing is there's so many ways you can attend the Australian Open. Like you can go just sit in high sense all day. Yeah, you can go into one of the stadiums watch like Roger Feder you can just go like locky did this. He went didn't even watch a point, just went straight to the beer garden and the life page. Done. I don't know about that one from from Lachlan mccorquodale. But well, it is cheaper than like a concerts, I guess. True, it's probably other way. Surely watching a bit of tennis while you're there for your extra cost. He...

...came at five. Surely come at like 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 going to cop just watching like some main play like a lady from, I don't know, Taype AI, like that's that's your specialty. Just got that women's rank, ninety eight versus yet rank hard there. But it's three ways to watch it. But then there's a fourth way, and this is the way me and my little brother role you also get around it. So does Josh Brown, who's been on the channel for and Jack Braw Bent, who was also on the footy one. Where we go, we like to shop and change. I forget what the word is for. I learned this in marketing and we always talk about it in chat. You know, when you watch TV and it gets to an ad, so you changed for another channel and then when that gets to an air you change back to the other channel and stuff like that. I do, but I don't know that. I don't know what word you're it's called like TV sapping. There's a legit word for it, but courts, I think channel shopping maybe. But yeah, that's basically the way me and Campbell roll like we how many matches do we normally see in a day? PILCH and we go like I reckon, we go close to seeing like ten to fifteen, and I was going to say like maybe six. No Way, that's one court. There's like six on one for that's true. that. To be fair, I'm probably a bit more extreme than you when it comes to this. Yeah, you are able. Went I 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 going around to the outside courts as well. The atmosphere in high sense is a frocious you like it, you like a kilometer away from the ball. went now 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 love now that, to be fair, to show courts. They're not very that small and I still love them. So I can't yea all write and so course high sense, but yeah, there's just something about it. The weather's always lovely, probably to the point where it's too hot and your risking skin cancer by being there. But yeah, it is definitely a highlight. And like, I went to Canada in America the other year and I absolutely loved it, but that was probably one of the low lights of the trip that I 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 we want one day, or go with Brownie one day'll mum will come, one day Campbell will come, like it's fine, just rolling with a different crew every time. And Yeah, it's just something. There's something about how it exactly right being to a music festival or anything, but there's just like a festival vibe, like everyone's they're having a good time. You've got your little squads of each country. Like you'll go to a chill a sad play of it Columbian player and all of a sudden there's like Spanish, chance, chance and Spanish going on and it was like where do these people live? Like I didn't know there was a Columbian community in Melbourne. So, like that's pretty cool. It's very international. The foods great, even though it's forty for one shit, but food is fucking expensive. It's hard with the price because it is expensive, as you said, like if you went every day, you build up. But when you talk about the our rate, that is true, because you're there all way. Yeah, a footy match you could get a ticket for like forty and it's a three hour match. You can get a grand pass for like forty five and you can be there for like twelve hours if you play your cards right. Yeah, which way you tend 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 and Nourick Cameron. Know it myself. It's like forty five and yeah, we're still 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. We don'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 much sport 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 kind of tennis takes to CENTISD age for a little bit and as a tennis fan that's Nice, very nice. And I've heard that the Australian Open, like players on the tour of said that it's...

...there like favorite slam and the best organized slam and things like that, and I can I'm not really surprised because it'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 first world country, but then there's not mass people causing chaos like there would be an event in like Americale. Yeah, like the UK. So yeah, yeah, and there's something about like the informal nature. I'll touch on this in my number one actually, but there's something about the informal nature of Australian tennis fans that makes it a bit spicy. Like half the people going there just to get smashed and just talk shit to the players, like there's always that one here and yes, they're a bit annoying, but they are kind of funny when they're just lipping off one of the players, where I think in 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 about it as well. What's your number one there? One number one, mate is 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 army was amazing. But if you went outside of the barmy army up it just wasn't good enough for my top five. Yeah, yeah, well, if we, if we hadn't have experienced that day's play or two days play in the barmy army, it wouldn't have been my number one and probably the fact that I'm more into my cricket at the moment probably led to it claiming the number one spot. But I mean the ashes for me is the pinnacle of creet ahead of the one day World Cup, because it's just the traditional historic battle between England and Australia and especially when it's at the MCG, which is the only place I've been to ashes tests, there's a hundred k ninety ninety five thousand people, atmospheres going off, especially in the Barmby Army as we were. And Yep, that's that's why it's taken the cake for me and cooks 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 fans in the Australian fans. Yeah, it's just absolute Pissa. Yeah, and like 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 crowds in England, but I think it goes past that point where it's like there's genuine fights and like everyone hate each other where, even though the English and the 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 fun and Games, let's just get smashed and just talk, talk crap to each other. 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 time now that we like legal drinking age. Yeah, and actually get on them and we have to work out, have to learn the words to Jerusalem. Yeah, and we've got anything your black pool. You wear your black call and I'll buy a Brentford United J yeah, that's the key. That's anyone listening? Who's going to the barmy? Army? Just stick on a random English Soccer Jersey. Anyone outside the big six and you you at nicely the crowds attire. So, yeah, yeah, that. Don't wear top six kid. I'll probably think your plastic. Yeah, remember the castle united, the man wearing the he was like he was there, he was doing he 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 random one. 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 is the President's Cup, President from I did not say that cold. That sees America compete against an international team, and it was lucky enough to take place genuinely two hundred meters up the road from my house last December, December of two 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 because I'd cricket, but I still watched a solid like three hours, and the other day I went the whole day and it was like similar to some of the 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, like everyone was just having a great time, like people had taken days off work or it was their weekend and they were just loving the fact that they were there watching some of the world's greatest Golfer is just go out it. I thought it was going to be a really pretentious crowd. It was a Royal Melbourne. 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 and everyone just like does this little claps but it was actually loose, like there was plays getting lipped off of being fat, like everyone was getting pierced. Like by midday everyone was drunk in the crowd. Every as soon as someone would hit the ball, everyone would just get up, pretending it was like in 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, you like right there, because everyone pretty much just goes a single file line down the hole. So like everyone is on the rope, if you know what I 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 meters away. So that was pretty amazing. I have to say I wish I went about my viewing experience differently. Everyone was kind of following tiger and even though he's the greatest Golfer Bar, I'm not really like, I don't really care. 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. So we kind of got sucked in because, like lock on and dad wanted to see tiger and the people we were with wanted to see tiger where I didn't really. I didn't really want to. So if I was maybe on my own, I probably would have broke away. Well, like needed to break away if I was on my own, but I probably would have just watched these randos that I could have just got like the prime seats for each hole to but yeah, it was just awesome day. Jonathan Thurston. There's heaps of celebrities. They're like everywhere you looked there was a celebrity, Jonathan Thurst and one of the Rugby League, the NRAL's greatest players. He was there and I was wearing about main Tigers Jersey. Don't know why. People like dad reckons it was to support tiger. It actually wasn't. It was just I think it was because if I was in the background of a hole on TV, if I have my tiger's jersey, I would have stood out more for like my family watching in Sydney. I think that was the reason, but I kind about yeah, and then Jonathan First and he was walking past me and we both made ur contact and I just started laughing because obviously that didn't play for the Batman Tigers and he I was just like Oh, how I mate and he was just like getting up at it and then he was like you got the Wrong Jersey on their mate and just like I'll it was only like a thirty second chat, but it was just something cool about that and like, I don't know, it was just such a fun weekend and yeah, 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 Cup again. The PRESIDENC the president's couple nearly cost me me job because I was trying to I was running a little bit late and then I try to drive down reserve road, which was just just couldn't move anywhere. So I've got half an hour la is about half an hour late. Copped a bit of a 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 to go 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 happens every two years and then it alternates between America and International. That happens in the 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 like the 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 to come 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 pretty loose 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, my dad's a huge Rider Cup fan and I'm no idea why he didn't go to the 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 view it as a waste of money, and I maybe this has something to do with John's decisionmaking. But International, I'm not a hundred percent sure on the rules, but I'm pretty sure they can't be European because that the right a coupies. That would be exactly why. Yeah, so there was South Africans, Argentinians, Chileans, South Korean's, Chinese, Japanese, Australians, New Zealanders. But yeah, well, surely they just get absolutely wrecked. But I'm very but they actually pretty decent. And the thing is, because there's such small teams, you only need a few good players. It's kind of it's not like the Davis Cup. It's not that extremely only need one good player, but yeah, you only need like three or four. Who carried pretty players for international. Um, you wouldn't know, but there's this guy called 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. He played really well. It's like it's golf, like even the best players can have an off day and like a Rando can carry. So that kind of makes it exciting. Yeah, it's not like well, tennis at naught as well, but you realistically, like Roger Feder is not losing to like Jordan Thompson. Yeah, we're in golf like anyone can be anyone, especially in the 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. May same with me, mate, same with you and the the Jonathan First and interaction is that the is he your most famous person you've talked to? That's so hard to think on the spot, but I think I mean talk. Do you mean like a genuine dialog? Yeah, or like can obvious signature sache. 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. Steve Smith. 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 be up 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 we just 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 Pat Cummins, 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 this Australian one day hat and it was signed by all the players and you've lost it on I think I might have been from a t twenty actually, and I lost it at movie world and I've never been more shouted. I don't know exactly who was on it. I just remember silent cattach was your all round man. It was your all round man. Yeah, I think punting might 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 THAT COMES TO MIND? Nothing comes tomorrow for me. I don't even know if 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 boys being 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 or and mum, actually Locklin can be sometimes, like they just don't care. They're just like never, probably never going...

...to see this black again. I'm more the kind of person who, like, I'll just go up and say get a like I did with Jonathan Thurst, and like not ask for a photo or an autograph, just like have a moment with them. That's a name, 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'm just using them, where if I just like actually asking, like I hey going, like, even though they're not getting anything from and I'm the only one who's profiting from that, like it. I just feel a bit more polite, you know. But yeah, I don't they all, but by the rogue interaction I've had. This is also the shepherd shield. At that on board a field aiden blizzard asked me to come into the ice bass with the boys after the game. I'll be honest, looking back, it's a seriously dodgy move because I'm talking. I was ten, like I know he just meant it as a gag and because I was just like walking back to the car park and he walked past in like his towel and I was just like said, sithing, like well play man, or saying and he's like I want to come to the last buss with us, mate, like it's a gag. And then, but looking back, like after a ten year old 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, rest and solid interactions with some yeah, the Green Sport get from the cricket does 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 we were because this is tiny, like smaller than the junction oval. We were sitting on the grass and it was either Sean Tate or Calum Ferguson. I think it was calm Ferguson. Dad's like, Oh, who's that field and we like Calm Ferguson, and dad goes so loud. He's like Colin Ferguson for that block was retired. He's rubbish and like he's turned around and looked at him and it was actually humor. But the thing is I don't get it 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 but pretty close to it. So yeah, that's basically it. How long have we been going? Mate? We've been going for an hour and two minutes. Just a warning, I have had issues with the video while we've been recording. So if there's, you know, ten in a period where my camera is off on the Youtube video, just cop will try and work on it. 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 awkward asking them to record themselves. But we'll see how it goes. Yeah, once again, as I said, get around the social media accounts. Need to get back to the drawing board. Don't or peach and plan some episodes because at the minute I'm kind of just going episode by episode. I probably should get some planning in, get a few, get a few ahead of time. Yeah, especially with exams coming up. But there I've got some good ideas. I've had some good conversations with a few people last couple days that 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 been ages. My favorite guests man good too. Good to be back on and 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 all time warm it up for me. Well, I'll see you up there, mate. Thanks for joining me. Peech.

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