So Australia has reclaimed the Ashes.
Mamamia considered how to cover this highly significant sporting event in detail. We spent many a
hour minute arguing about it in the office. But the problem is, we have a deeply divided team when it comes to sport, and most particularly cricket.
Editor Jamila Rizvi and Health and Fitness Guru Natalia Hawk are sports nuts. Creator Mia Freedman and Site Coordinator Melissa Welham? Well…. notsomuch.
So instead of bringing you in depth coverage of the results in the third test, which concluded today, we thought we’d just transcribe a few of the questions the sports-knowledge-less asked the sport-knowledgeable in our office today.
Prepare to laugh. And cringe. And if you’re a cricket fan? Probably cry.
*Names have been removed to protect our less-than-cricket-savvy writers from being beaten to death by patriotic Australians armed with cricket
sticks bats. That’s right, bats.
“Oh my god. We won the Ashes! It’s all over Facebook!”
“Aussie Aussie Aussie!”
“What are the Ashes?”
“Is that rugby?”
“Guys. Seriously, you’re kidding right?”
“Whose ashes are they?”
“Are they Don Bradman’s ashes?”
“Why is it a good thing to get some dead guy’s ashes?”
“No they are NOT Bradman’s ashes you idiot. The ashes aren’t even from a person. The name came from this test match between Australia and England back in the 1800s. The papers in England the next day declared the ‘death of English cricket’, hence the two countries now compete to win the ashes.”
“It’s kind of a big deal everyone….”