Check out all the week's best articles online featuring our Aussies in the US.Plenty of clicks in this week's edition, including plenty of Andrew Bogut, and some Travis Blackley. Enjoy! -
NBAGolden 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.
NFLAussies 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."
Read into this what you will, but Jesse Williams' Madden 25 overall rating is 69, with a strength rating of 95 and toughness 91! BOOM! — Dominic Davies (@AussieAudible) August 23, 2013Philadelphia 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.
Sav Rocca is rated 77 overall with a kick power of 91 and kick accuracy of 88. His toughness should be higher (only 85). — Dominic Davies (@AussieAudible) August 23, 2013