Jump Ball Sports
When Julius Caesar violated an order from the Roman Senate not to cross the Rubicon river with his army in tow in 49 B.C., there was no turning back.
The Roman Civil War ensued, Caesar ultimately became the dictator of the Roman Republic and the rest, as they say, is history.
A long way removed from Ancient Rome is another Rubicon river.
This one a seemingly unassuming 26km long waterway flowing through north eastern Victoria.
And yet like its fabled namesake, the significance of Victoria’s Rubicon River lies in what waits on the other side when you cross its path en route from Melbourne to the Cathedral Lodge and Golf Club.
Joe woke early in the half light, rolled over and tried to make out the figure lying on the other side of the bed.
As the drowsy realisation dawned that his bedmate was not the Swans, but Essendon, it all came flooding back.
A footballing marriage that had once promised so much had come crashing down, only for the divorce papers to be left unsigned at the eleventh hour the night before.
Don’t look now, but Australian football is taking its first tentative steps into an age of enlightenment after decades in the darkness.
Ball Don't Lie Blog - 24/09/19
AFL Grand Final edition.
Ball Don't Lie Blog - 16/09/19
FIBA World Cup and the Ashes, a farewell to arms.
Ball Don't Lie Blog - 12/09/19
Aussies winning ugly, Boomers within touching distance and rationalising Joe Daniher's potential Essendon departure.
Ball Don't Lie Blog - 04/09/19
Ashes, AFL Finals, Kyrgios and Storm.
Ball Don't Lie Blog - 28/08/19
Perverse pleasure in Australia's Headingley heartache, bad taste from Australian basketball's Marvel miracle, Shaun McKernan the AFL unicorn and an outsider's take on Wallabies 'Giteau Law' review.