Updated: September 29, 2022
What a great sport weekend.
I used to grizzle about the amount Sky insisted I pay for sports – actually not so much the sports but what they demanded you get and pay for that wasn’t sport and I didn’t want. And their streaming option was limited, poor value and technically poor. I kept cancelling my subscription between the seasons of things I particularly wanted to watch
Last year they improved their offerings somewhat, meaning I could get sport for $55 per month, $12-13 per week, not much more than half what they had previously charged. On an average week I think this is reasonable value.
This weekend the value was very good, especially with a number of great results.
Of course for me Otago winning the Ranfurly Shield was a highlight.
Then I watched some of the women’s league test between New Zealand and Australia and the standard of play was impressive. Unfortunately a close loss.
Last night seeing a very different Kiwi league team impressively outplay the Kangaroos was great. I hope they can keep up the standard.
This afternoon the Silver Ferns beat Australia, outplaying them also very impressively. This is a very different team to the disappointing one of the past year or two.
And I managed to also see some of the Breakers beat last year’s NRL champions Melbourne, with a bit of an eye on Southland losing again to finish their season winless.
I also fitted in some golf, with both the PGA and LPGA on yesterday (but weirdly the final day of the LPGA was not on today).
I even managed to some work outside. I’m not much good with a golf stick but not bad with a chain saw and slasher.
And I also watched some free streaming, seeing two games of the Roller Derby finals weekend (not great results for the Gallow Lasses though).
So some excellent surprise results and plenty of variety. Very good value.
Posted by Pete George on October 14, 2018