Pirates Can’t Pass

The Pirates were soundly beaten Monday night by a drilled Bravehearts outfit who left them in their wake with their fast breaks and steals, going down 33 to 58 despite some sound second quarter play. During the first quarter, the Bravehearts applied a man-defence that the Pirates were only able to counter sporadically through assists Read More …

Cliffhanger 2

Hold on tight sports fans as the release of the much anticipated sequel to the Stallone classic, Cliffhanger, was made on Monday night to a packed audience of ballers at the Australian Institute of Sport. While Stallone himself panned the movie his replacement, Dan Bray, made sure you barely noticed he wasn’t there with his Read More …

Meme Team get Royal Treatment

Basketball fans were treated to a celebrity appearance by none-other than the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. As part of their Australian tour and the opening of the Invictus Games, snuck in on a Fredcom Basketball match between the Pirates and Meme Team, the latter going down 26 points to 40. It was a reasonable Read More …

Back to the Basketball

It was like going back in time to good old 1985 when the Pirates took to the court after a prolonged absence.They were all there: Doc, Marty, Biff and even Mr. Strickland was there to ensure things ran smoothly and nobody stepped out of line. While they may have lost a bit of speed and Read More …

Pirates Make GF

For only the second time in fourteen seasons the Pirates have made the DMG Grand Final after soundly defeating second placed Shazam 49 points to 23 on Monday night. The Pirates worked their way out of the gates slowly scoring just four points in the opening ten minutes thank s to a free-throw from Todd Read More …

Big Three Announce Exit

With the end of the season in sight, three of the team’s powerhouses: Vice President Geoff Kleinbrenner, Captain Daniel Lillicrap and Senior Correspondent for the Pirates, Trent Stockman, have announced their imminent departure from the Club after seven years at the helm. Lillicrap had this to say at a shock press conference: “This was always Read More …

Close Calls and Cereal Wars

A network failure by a major communications provider almost cost the Pirates a forfeit against ACTID just as a dismal second quarter almost cost them the game as a slew of unforced errors gave possession and points to the boys in blue. Off the court, tensions have been brewing amongst members of the Pirates squad Read More …

Music Stops for Shazam

In a strange coincidence, both the forthcoming sequel to Kazaam, Shazam starring Shane Battier from the Miami Heat, and the American Movil backed, Canberra based basketball team, Shazam, were halted in their tracks on Monday night, the former due to budget cuts and the latter due to the musical stylings of the Pirates Basketball Club. Read More …

No Sting in the Ring

While most Pirates fans were busy celebrating San Antonio’s 5th NBA Championship, the Pirates themselves were forced to contain their party attitude and play-out their match against the Ring Stingers. The only people not in a party mood were the dozen or more protestors from the Westboro Baptist Church who mistakenly travelled 12,000km to protest Read More …

Cummins and Goings of the Badgers

The hype surrounding the much anticipated match-up between the Pirates and the Honey Badgers essentially fizzled out as the Pirates found a way to dominate from start to finish against the under-strength Badgers. Fans flocked from all across the country to see the Badgers take on the Pirates and left disappointed with the performance of Read More …