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Winter Olympics let down by Nine and Foxtel

19 February 2010 | 17:00 - By Jesse Fink

The dumbing down of big sporting events happens when TV networks don't do them the justice they deserve, writes The Finktank.

It seems Eddie McGuire, Nine, and Foxtel have left their Winter Olympics expertise in the locker room [GETTY]

It seems Eddie McGuire, Nine, and Foxtel have left their Winter Olympics expertise in the locker room [GETTY]

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What's Sydney FC's motivation?

17 February 2010 | 15:00 - By Jesse Fink

Do the minor premiers have anything to play for in the finals series now that Asian Champions League qualification has been secured?

Six teams will play in the A-League finals series, but one of them has already got what it wants from the season [GETTY]

Six teams will play in the A-League finals series, but one of them has already got what it wants from the season [GETTY]

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Nazi swastikas don't belong in sports magazines

12 February 2010 | 0:00 - By Jesse Fink

I’ve seen some dumb things in my time covering sport, from the plain ill advised (Michael Jordan giving up basketball to play baseball) to the straight downright gold-plated stupid (John Hopoate’s digital mischief springs to mind).

The latest Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition is on stands now

The latest Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition is on stands now

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All Stars all right with me

10 February 2010 | 13:30 - By Jesse Fink

The forming of Indigenous sports teams is not racist, rather a chance to instil community pride and inspiration, writes Jesse Fink.

Scott Prince, left, and Preston Campbell, right, will take to the field for the Indigenous All Stars against the NRL All Stars [GETTY]

Scott Prince, left, and Preston Campbell, right, will take to the field for the Indigenous All Stars against the NRL All Stars [GETTY]

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Marriage the wrong axe to grind, Mr Mayer

05 February 2010 | 0:00 - By Jesse Fink

John Mayer can sing, looks cool, but sounds stupid when he talks about Tiger Woods, writes Jesse Fink.

Mayer ... sends dirty text messages. [GETTY]

Mayer ... sends dirty text messages. [GETTY]

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Terry’s in form but out of order

03 February 2010 | 0:00 - By Jesse Fink

Terry might be a great defender, but his alleged conduct off the park is indefensible.

John Terry faces more than the loss of his family. [ACTION]

John Terry faces more than the loss of his family. [ACTION]

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Egypt rob themselves (and us) of World Cup glory

29 January 2010 | 0:00 - By Jesse Fink

How Egypt versus England would have been a game for the ages at the 2010 World Cup.

Egypt's World Cup qualifying hopes ended in tears last year [GETTY]

Egypt's World Cup qualifying hopes ended in tears last year [GETTY]

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Time for FFA to admit the 2018 game is up

27 January 2010 | 14:00 - By Jesse Fink

With FIFA hinting at a 2018 World Cup in Europe, Australia must focus solely on hosting the exalted event in 2022, writes Jesse Fink.

Kevin Rudd and Australia may have to wait until at least 2022 to get their hands on the World Cup [GETTY]

Kevin Rudd and Australia may have to wait until at least 2022 to get their hands on the World Cup [GETTY]

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About this Blog

The Finktank is more of what you've come to expect from Jesse Fink, The World Game's enfant terrible, but with a bent on the big issues in sport. No sport, no personality, no subject, is off limits. 

Jesse Fink Jesse Fink is one of Australia's most popular football writers and sports columnists. He is the author of the book 15 Days in June: How Australia Became a Football Nation (Hardie Grant, $29.95) and writes twice a week as "Half-Time Orange" for The World Game and weekly for ESPN Star Sports in Singapore. He lives in Sydney.

 
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