5 sports experiences every sports fan must experience at least once

Everyone I thought I would talk about some experiences if you’re a sports fan you should try if you’ve got the chance to do at least once.
My first experience would have to be Baseball at Yankee Stadium this is the place any New York Yankees fan or even just a baseball fan would have to go to I have never been but it’s a dream of mine to go and watch a match there you can see in the picture below of how pristine the grass and the whole place and also how far you will need to hit the ball to get a home run.

My second experience would have to be Soccer/Football at Wembley Stadium all football (soccer) fans would say this is the place to watch football and when the FA cup Tournament starts all the English teams are trying there best to get there and be able to hold up the FA cup and add it to their trophy cabinet.

My third experience would have to be Cricket at Lords it isn’t just called lords it is also the home of cricket every cricket fan and player tries to get there if you’re an Australian your best chance of probably getting there is during an ashes series of England but also the Head of Cricket works out of Lords and that is where all the current rules for cricket are made.

My fourth experience would have to be Sumo Wrestling in Japan the home of Sumo Wrestling how fast and strong these men are and how much they go through just to win a single match I’ve never been to Japan to actually see a Sumo match but I have watch some videos on them and you can see hard they go in those matches in video so I can only think of how much it would be to see it in real life.

My final experience would have to be UFC in Las Vegas the Gambling Capital of the world but also the home of the UFC you see how much a fighter puts in every day just to get ready for a fight and when the fight happens you can see how much they have put in for that fight and each fighter is trying there best to be able to get to fight for the Championship.

 

Thanks for reading and if you think I have left any out I would like to hear them and why you think I should have put them on this list
Until next time
kieran

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Weekly Wrap 16th April 2018

Well another week has come to and end all be it a quiet week here on Mates Madness so its time for the weekly wrap. The week started on the site with me filming myself trying to throw a double something I clearly suck at (check out the video and post here). From there Kieran showed the darts he is currently using, much better than the cheap stuff I am currently throwing.

From there I pretty much left on a short get away with my family, spent the whole first day on the road so didn’t get to see or do to much left at 7am  and arrived between 5 and 6pm. There were a few playgrounds along the way which we stopped for the girls to play on so they got through the drive ok. Whilst away in Melbourne we did a fair bit of walking across the three days (usually an easy time to get active). I was hoping to get in at least 10k steps each of those 3 days, I feel short 1 day but far exceeded that target on day 3. On my getting active post I mentioned my Fitbit that I started wearing again but the short holiday reminded me why I stopped wearing it, SHORT Battery life, it should be getting 5 days and barely got me through 3. Check out the below screen shots from my Iphone across the 3 days, As you can see I smashed the goal as a whole just with days 1 and 3 and had a bit of a lean day on day 2 in comparison,

 

I’m not going to go into to much about where we visited as I have a few videos to upload and share with you all over the next week or so, so your just going to just have to wait in suspense and see.

Kieran closed out the week with some new about about Cricket Australia’s new broadcast deal with Channel 7 and Foxtel its a great money earner for Cricket Australia, but to lose ODI’s and IT20’s on free to air isn’t great for the game in my opinion, crowds have already dropped for ODI’s and now the viewing with drop as well putting the game in real doubt over the next 5 years, I would suggest the fixture will flip in that period from and 5-10 game ODI series/Tri Series and 3 IT20’s to 3ODI’s and a 5-10 game IT20 series/Tri Series. I guess only time will tell

All going well the next week should make up for the lean week in the way of content as I share with you some of the places I visited in Melbourne including a few short videos.

That’s the weekly wrap

Matt

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Cricket Australia new broadcast deal

Hey

with the news of the Australian cricket broadcast coming from channel 9 to channel 7 and fox sports I thought it would be good to talk about it

This will be the first time that any form of cricket will be on channel 7 but not the first-time Australian home cricket matches have been on Foxtel. It’s a six-year deal and worth about 1.2 billion dollars with Seven get the right to telecast cricket they have become the only free to air TV network to have the biggest Australian winter sport AFL and the biggest Australian summer sport Cricket. There is also talk that there will be different commentary teams for Foxtel and Channel seven when the men’s tests are on the women’s internationals, the 43 big bash games on Channel seven and all the WBBL. I would like if they had the same teams for Foxtel and Channel seven but Channel seven doesn’t have all the men’s big bash games they only have 43 were as Foxtel will show those 43 but have 16 exclusive big bash matches also with Foxtel you will get all the Men’s T20Is and all the Men’s ODIS so if you want to watch every single cricket match in Australia now you will need to get Foxtel or know some body that has Foxtel and go to there house to watch the matches.

I would like to see if the channel nine Commentary team will come over to channel seven or Foxtel to commentate or will we see a whole new Cricket Commentary team on Foxtel and seven I don’t think we will see Bruce McAvaney commentating on all the matches probably only some of them probably the Adelaide oval matches as he leaves in Adelaide and the Boxing day matches other than that he probably want commentate on any more.

I would like to see Dennis Cometti come out of retirement to at least commentate on one match in Perth as he leaves in Perth.

if you would like to see anybody Commentate I would like to hear you reason behind that person and why you have chosen him or her thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed reading
Until next time
kieran

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Australian Ball Tampering and my 2 cents

Hi all

Unless you have been living under a rock you would have heard about the the Australian cricket team and the ball tampering fiasco that occurred during the 3rd test in South Africa. Pre meditated cheated in what is suppose to be a gentlemen’s game is a disgrace but I think the bigger disgrace is how the Australian media has acted.

Cricket Australia has a duty to protect the integrity of the sport in this country but they are a major part of the problem, the have allowed a toxic culture to grow with the game. They have pushed a win at all costs mentality because winning is great for business but when the team has decided to dig deep into that at all costs part they have not stood behind there team, they have thrown them to the wolves. What should be an in house issue has become a media circus. If you compare Cricket Australia to Cricket South Africa who no matter what happens always back there players publicly and probably go to far on occasion with not accepting ICC findings on bans and challenging them. Cricket Australia has done the opposite and said to the public Smith, Warner and Bancroft are on there own and CA is distancing themselves from the players to save the almighty dollar.

In regards to the bans applied by CA they are way to harsh, if you look at them in the context of past incidences of ball tampering in international cricket.  Consider the below

In 2016, footage emerged of Faf du Plessis using a mint to help shine the ball after South Africa’s crushing win over Australia in Hobart.

The ICC charged him with ball tampering. Du Plessis maintained his innocence and even appealed, but the South African skipper had three demerit points on his record.

 

He already had a history of ball tampering. In 2013 Du Plessis was caught rubbing the ball on the zipper of his pants pocket, and umpires awarded a five run penalty against the Proteas.

Smith has been suspended from competition for a year by Cricket Australia.

Du Plessis later pleaded guilty to ball tampering and was fined 50 percent of his match fee.

In 2014, South African paceman Vernon Philander was captured by cameras scratching the ball in a test in Sri Lanka. He was fined 75 percent of his match fee.

And in 2010, stand-in Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi was caught trying to bite and chew the seam of the ball in Perth. He was found guilty of ball tampering and banned from two Twenty20 International matches.

Source : https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/03/29/17/26/steve-smith-dave-warner-cameron-bancroft-cricket-australia-punishments-exceed-recent-penalties

On top of there lost CA salaries for the next 12 months Warner and Smith with lose over 2 million dollars each in IPL contracts this year alone.

On top of the 12 month bans there is no guarantee they will even return to state cricket let alone international cricket in 12 months time. The lost sponsors will not be back, the follow on effects to this will last 2-5 years if not there lifetime. They will forever be labelled cheats and they will have to deal with that

What do you think about the punishments handed to the Australian players in the ball tampering scandal

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Vote and share you thoughts in the comments below but I think CA went way over the top based on past ball tamperers. The Australians did that bad of a job the umpires did not even change the ball. The ICC were not even going to suspend Bancroft for 1 game.

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