It’s time to welcome another guest to the cave because when the DMC topic of sport arose, I knew who to call. One of the most sports passionate men I know is the lovely Pete Daly. Having a twin brother to play against, there was no way sport wasn’t going to be part of Pete’s life. They competed in cricket, basketball, tennis, football….you get the point. Cricket and rugby league tie for Pete’s favourite sports of all time (which he credits to his Dad), but being a kid in the 90’s, he was also caught up in the Michael Joran craze and has been keeping tabs on the NBA ever since. Over to you Pete…
It’s that time of the year again, when our sport loving nation makes the transition from a summer of cricket to a variety of football codes. Whether League, AFL or Union (or all three!) is your passion, here are a few tips for adding some style to your support this season…
A sporting touch to your man cave
Look to add some subtle sporting touches to your man cave than compliment the sports you support. Rather than framed memorabilia, classic pieces of sporting equipment can add a sophisticated feature piece to a shelf or room.
Modern sporting equipment has been crafted over decades for maximum performance, but it doesn’t have the rustic aesthetic appeal of older equipment from the 50’s 60’s and 70’s. Take a more classic approach to your man cave design adding a one or two classic pieces of vintage sporting equipment to match your sporting interests.
A lot of this classic equipment is made from leather or wood, both of which look great. Some suggestions include old leather baseball mitt, football, soccer ball, golf bag or classic high top basketball shoes.
Turn game day into date night/day!
It sounds like pulling off a minor miracle, but there are a few things you can do to share your love of sport with your loved one! Dressing your special someone head to toe in your team colours or taking her to a 50,000 seat stadium may do more harm to your relationship than good.
One way to ease your partner into the football going experience is to take her to a lower grade match. Most venues hosting Club Rugby, NSW Cup and Reserve Grade matches are free to enter, schedule matches during the day on weekends and have a grassy hill area. Venues/matches like this are a much more relaxed environment and perfect to pack a picnic.
Eyes on your team all the time – Great apps to follow your sport/s!
For tragic sports fans (such as myself) there’s nothing worse than no knowing how a match is progressing, the score, how much time is left etc… I’m sure we would all admit to sneakily checking our phones during dinner when we’re not supposed to!
While each of the major codes has their own app, I highly recommend the apps provided by Sports Mate Mobile (especially if you follow more than one sport) who cater to League, Union, AFL, A League. The Sports Mate apps offer a heap of features such as ‘My Team’ (all the news about your team only) Game Day (giving you a snapshot of all the scores of the round) Tipping, TV guide etc…
Sports Mate also keeps the ads subtle, the interface clean and uncluttered. Plus it’s free!
Search for the following app names (on the App Store on iTunes) to follow your sport:
AFL: Footy Live
NRL: League Live
Super Rugby: Union Live
A League: A-League Live
Thanks for stopping by the cave Pete! There are many tasteful ways to introduce your love of sport into your home and there will be more on this to come on DMC in the future. If you want to stay up to date with the goings on in the cave, we’d love to keep you up to speed in a weekly email. You can sign up right here:
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