The Sporting World of Pfffft

What is Pfffft? It is that sound from The Simpsons which dismisses something. Just as the few sporting things from the week or so do for us.

We usually unveil a weekly or occasional on the world of sport, but far too many stories from the sporting world this week have ended in The Gurgler sighing with a Pfffft. Why do you ask? (And we know no one reads this so there is no question) Well here’s why below.

WHY SHANE WATSON WANTS TO BE THE NEW BRAD HOGG
The Headline above from Fox Sports drew an instant Pfffft, as the major difference between Brad Hogg and Shane Watson is that people really like Brad Hogg. Upon further reading it goes into the fact that Shane Watson, 34 wants to continue playing until he reaches Brad Hogg’s current age of 44. Given Watson used to attract injury like a magnet and two years looks a stretch not 10, it receives a second Pfffft.

CHANNEL 9 CRICKET COMMENTARY
Whilst we are handing out a bunch of Pfffft, there’s always one for the Nine team. Truly awful and self serving, the welcome addition of Bill Lawry for the MCG Test shows what we are missing from the olden days, and just how bad the current crop are. A giant Pfffft. It could be worse – you could tune in for The Cricket Show.

CHRISTIAN HORNER CALLING ON F1 BOSSES TO END PREDICTABILITY
The Red Bull chief called on Formula One chiefs to bring an end to “predictable” results by changing the current regulations according to this article from BT Sport. So he acknowledges Red Bull’s previous dominance, but we can’t remember much of a call in those years for the bosses to change regulations to suit more competition. And he says that Red Bull never finishes first and second. Pfffft. Although we’d love some more competition.

EPL BIG MATCH UPS
How often do the big games between the top 6 sides get hyped, and how often do they disappoint. Regularly. After watching the Manchester United v Chelsea game from earlier in the week., the only thing to say for that game, and both teams prospects for the remainder of the season without new player investment is Pfffft.

TIPSTRADAMUS 2000
Our year long tipping comp in which tips must be selected in advance closes soon, but gets a hearty Pfffft for all the obscure Olympic and Sporting events you have to try and tip. Find out more here.

UPCOMING HOPMAN CUP
Pfffft.

UPCOMING SUMMER OF TENNIS
Pfffft for the Tennis. Pfffft for the myriad of Ch7 upcoming 2016 TV Show promos that will force you off the 7 network for the rest of the year.

 

About Dr Sportz 64 Articles
Dr Sportz – or his full name Dr Steeden Sherrin Pirelli Brosnan Sportz III – is our new regular contributor and he’s here to answer your questions relating to sport. With degrees in Sports Psychology, Sports Administration and Business, and Diploma in coaching of Rugby League, Cricket and Broomstick Putting we couldn’t have assembled a better person to answer your queries with authority. When Adam Scott nailed his Masters winning putts, Dr Sportz was the man he consulted no less than 2 weeks before. Before his involvement with Dr Sportz Mark Webber had never won a GP and looked likely that the only thing he’d win was the most creative DNF title. More recently it was he who had coaxed career best form out of Mitchell Johnson with his advice on fast bowling. Finally he was the man who introduced Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis over a discussion of cricket on a rain interrupted break at a local pub. Tip of the iceberg but still impressive those achievements. And we have him exclusive here for The Gurgler Sport.