When it comes to sport, Australians are mad. It's the closest thing we have to a culture.
From Don Bradman's singular focus to Steven Bradbury's heroic not falling over, sport has shaped our sense of self. But how did we get here? Part history, part social commentary and a lot of nonsense, Titus O'Reily, Australia's least insightful sports writer, explains. Sport is important - gloriously stupid, but important. To understand Australia you must understand its sporting history. With this guide you sort of, kind of, will.
Covering League, Aussie Rules, Tennis, Cricket, Football, Swimming, Netball, Union, Quidditch and many more, Titus looks at how sport has united Australians and given them something to do in their spare time. Part history, part social commentary and part the ravings of a madman, Titus examines-
League vs Union, what it says about you as a person.
Why it's the AFL's fault that Victorians are so awful.
How soccer is the biggest threat to Australia since Communism.
Can you not like sport and be an Australian?
The etiquette of watching sport.
Cricket, is not boring, OK Sharon?
Horse racing, not just about betting but mostly about betting.
The Olympics or why Australia is only important every four years.