How do I measure my sports knowledge in Australia?
By reading a lot of articles about the sport, watching a lot, watching videos, watching video clips etc. So when we asked a few of our sports journalists to give us their thoughts on how to measure our sports knowledge, what we found was pretty telling.
We asked some of the best sports journalists in Australia to give their opinions on how they measure their knowledge in their respective sport.
David Garlick (The ABC): If you are a rugby league player, how do you know what you know about the game?2.
Alex D’Aquino (Fairfax Media): How do we measure our knowledge in the sport?3.
Michael Cramer (ABC News) If you play tennis, how does your knowledge about the ball change from match to match?4.
Josh Margetts (AAP) How do our sports experts know the sport and what are their insights into the game’s popularity?5.
Ben Roberts (ABC) Is there a sports book or online resource that you can use to measure your knowledge in your chosen sport?6.
Paul Bower (Melbourne University): How often do you watch videos of the game on TV?7.
Matthew Wiggin (Fairmont) How often are you in the ring?8.
Mark Davis (ABC Sports) What is your favourite sport to watch?9.
Chris Trenholm (AFL) How much do you like to watch your team’s premiership?10.
Dave Williams (ABC Sport) Do you know the names of all the players in your team?11.
Matthew Hird (AUS) How does your understanding of the AFL compare with the rest of the country?12.
Paul Sheehan (The Australian) Do the words “Australian” and “NRL” rhyme?13.
Mark Bremner (ABC Entertainment) What are your sports idols?14.
Paul O’Sullivan (The Daily Telegraph) What sport would you like your grandkids to play?15.
Sam Taylor (The Age) What would you do if you were asked to play a round of the NFL in the next two years?16.
Michael O’Kearney (AUSTRALIAN) What sports would you be happiest to watch on television?17.
Andrew Haldane (ABC Footy) How many hours a week do you spend watching live sport?18.
Ben Cousins (ABC GameSpot) Do sports fans enjoy watching live sports?19.
Robbie Collinson (The Courier Mail) What do you consider your biggest sporting achievement?20.
Dan Fagan (ABC Radio National) What did you think about the AFL?21.
James Poynton (The Wall Street Journal) Which of the following sports do you think is most important for Australian sports fans?22.
Mark Scott (The Sydney Morning Herald) Which sport do you want your grandchild to play in?23.
Andrew Johns (ABC Breakfast) What was your favourite part of watching the AFL this season?24.
Paul Haggis (The West Australian) What about your favourite sports team?25.
Michael Henson (The Melbourne Bulletin) Do sport fans enjoy reading a sports article?26.
Adam Beaumont (ABC Music) How long do you read sports articles?27.
Matt Walsh (ABC World News) How is your knowledge of the sport influenced by the fact that you are watching it?28.
James O’Connor (The Guardian) What’s your favourite football team?29.
James Atherton (The Herald Sun) Which football team do you support?30.
Tom Phillips (The Sunday Age) How likely is it that you will watch a sporting event in your lifetime?31.
Michael Morpurgo (The Victorian) What can I do to improve my knowledge of Australian sport?32.
Matt Hinchcliffe (The World News Daily) What makes you proud of your sports team or sport?33.
Rob Evans (ABC Metro) How important is it to be a good sport fan to you?34.
Chris Kelly (The Western Australian) How would you describe yourself to someone who doesn’t know your team or team’s coach?35.
Mark Latham (The Journalist) How good is your understanding or awareness of Australian football?36.
John Wiggers (The Canberra Times) What kind of advice would you give someone who is unsure of their sports knowledge or is new to the sport.37.
David Ralston (The National) Do a few hours of your time a week and see what you can learn about the Australian sporting landscape.38.
James Taylor (Australian Sportswriter) What type of sports do your friends and family play?39.
David Purdy (The Bulletin) How familiar do you feel with the Australian sport landscape?40.
Andrew White (The Conversation) Which team is your