The 26 Rounds Sydney Roosters season preview. Back to back? Sure!
The Golden Point conundrum and the lost art of the field goal
Do you love podcasts but hate the inconvenience of having to find some headphones to listen to it? Or when you do find them they are more tangled and confusing than an episode of Lost?
Then we may just have the solution for you.
26 rounds presents the world’s first ‘Printcast’. It’s the very best aspects of a podcast — multiple people unqualified to deliver the answers but doing their best impression of making you think they can — but in an easy to digest, smartphone/PC/tablet friendly format. Yep, it’s all readable, like a transcript derived from a lack of actual talking.
Our chat was all done via email — because like mushrooms and emos, we prefer to stay in the dark.
The first Printcast features three people you may have inadvertently come into contact with over the past year; three people who have never met each other and likely never will.
The first is Jake Jarmel (@26Rounds), he of the Shawshank and Seinfeld quote and the founder of the website you’re on right now. He’s a Roosters headcase, part-time love-maker and useless with a power drill. Feel free to follow 26 Rounds on Facebook, and also spread the word.
The next holds a PhD in statistical analysis and can make a graph with his eyes closed. Dr NRL (@Dr_NRL) is the Rain Man of rugby league blogging, able to tell you in a heartbeat which player is the worst defender in the NRL. He also freaks out at blackjack tables and his brother is a Scientologist (probably). Just thank the stars he’s not Conrad Murray.
His excellent blog is a must-read, and he often contributes throughout the season to 26 Rounds in the comments section.
Finally, we have Mitch, otherwise known on Twitter as @ItsMitchell180. He’s a Simpsons fiend and the connoisseur of #crisis, possessing a rapier wit and a non-sexual man crush on Dave Smith.
This may be a bust, or it may be awesome. But regardless: the format is a work in progress. We look at it as the podcast you can listen to at work, because your eyes are suddenly your ears.
Our first instalment attempts to get a consensus on what the hell we should do with Golden Point, if anything. The irony of the discussion will be felt in the last paragraph, but before we get there, allow me to kick it off. I hope you enjoy.
(By the way: If you would like to get involved, get in touch via the contact link in the menu above; it’s open to all who have an opinion. If you have an idea, let’s throw it around via email. And if its about the Roosters, you know you have me the moment you say hello.)
Golden Point, and the lost art of the field goal
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