Patty Mills and Aaron Baynes

Plenty of clicks in this week’s edition, including plenty of Andrew Bogut, and some Travis Blackley.



Golden State Warriors: Why the Warriors Need Andrew Bogut – Blue Man Hoop
Article arguing that Aussie Andrew Bogut is vital to Warriors’ playoffs aspirations. As you’ll see below, we totally agree.

Golden State Warriors: Would an Injury to Andrew Bogut Derail Hopes of a Deep Playoff Run? – Blue Man Hoop
This time they point out the trouble the Warriors would be in without Bogut, saying “If Bogut fails to stay healthy, Golden State will find themselves making an early exit in the 2014 playoffs and effectively deeming the Andrew Bogut experiment a failure.”

Opinion: 4 Reasons Why Andrew Bogut is Vital to the Golden State Warriors – US Sports Down Under
Our own SmanSports breaks down why he believes Bogut is the most important part of the Warriors squad.

Video: Aaron Baynes putting in offseason work – Operation Spurs
Neat clip showing Baynes working out in Aussie colours, preparing for the upcoming NBA season.

To save you some clicking, here’s the clip itself, from Baynes’ own Instagram account:


Getting to know Matthew Dellavedova – Right Down Euclid
Nice profile piece on Aussie Dellavedova that claims he has “a real chance to win a roster spot as the third point guard.” We’re happy to see that.

Mills Keeps His Eye on Spurs Prize – Canberra Times
Great article on Patty Mills and his upcoming competition for the backup point guard spot on the Spurs roster.

Opinion: Spurs System Weaker After Cornerstone Pieces Leave – US Sports Down Under
Jeff argues that the Spurs might struggle to maintain their system with the loss of key staff, including former Boomers coach Brett Brown.


Aussies in the NFL: Preseason Week 2 Recap – US Sports Down Under
We break down how our Aussies performed in the second week of the NFL preseason. It’s mixed.

Seahawks vs. Broncos Second Watch Notes – Field Gulls
A report on the Seahawks second preseason game has some sobering words on Jesse Williams, saying he “got most of his snaps with the twos and threes and didn’t show anything in terms of a pass rush, and at times was pushed back off the line too easily.”

Philadelphia Eagles 5 Most Positive Preseason Surprises So Far – Bleacher Report This Bleacher Report piece lists Aussie punter Brad Wing as their first big surprise, after his Week 2 performance against the Panthers.

Five Most Important Useless Facts About the Washington Redskins – USA Today Not sure, why I’m including this, but apparently Aussie punter Sav Rocca has been a licensed masseur for 18 years. Yes.


NCAA College Football

Aussie Adam Gotsis Talks About His NCAA Experience – US Sports Down Under
Aussie defensive lineman who will be a sophomore at Georgia Tech this season and gave a great interview to the crew at SEN.

Aussies in the NCAA: Cameron Johnston – US Sports Down Under
Our profile on Aussie punter Cameron Johnston, who will be punting for the very competitive Ohio State this year.


Quick Facts: Travis Blackley – WFAA8
Profile of Aussie MLB pitcher Blackley before his first game with the Rangers.

Travis Blackley Solid in First Rangers Game – US Sports Down Under
Aussie pitcher Travis Blackley performed well in his first start with the Rangers, and will have another one soon.

Blackley also had an interview with the boys at SEN1116, you can listen to it here:

That’s it! If you see a link that deserves to be on this week’s list, let us know in the comments. Otherwise see you in seven days!




by Dominic


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