/ 08 February 2021

So much sport…

Strap yourself in, sports lover… Today sees the start of the little tennis tournament that could – the Aussie Open is in business. In a triumph of hope over viral transmission, players will take to the court and crowds to the stands for a very different looking grand slam event. Also looking different – a new umpire to rule them all… And from Florida’s Tampa Bay from 10.30am (AEDT) this morning, American Football’s grand final sees the Tampa Bay Buccaneer take on the reigning champs, the Kansas City Chiefs, in Super Bowl LV (that’s ‘55’ if your Roman numeral game is a little off…). If those are esoteric concepts, all you need to know is Mr Gisele Bündchen (aka star quarterback Tom Brady) is playing quarterback for the Buccs. And if you’re not there for the sport, The Weeknd is up for some halftime entertainment. Another feature is the ads, but with some big advertisers pulling out to donate to COVID causes, there are some big budget shoes to fill…

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