If you’re into athletes considered the GOAT in their respective sports, that wore the number 23 on their backs and had major endorsement deals with Nike in the 1990’s – then this week’s sporting offerings on TV is for you!
We’ve picked out the best stuff in this edition of Nedflix and Chill.
MONDAY 11th MAY
The Last Dance
Netflix – Drops 5 pm AEST
Anyone who likes sport and watching sport on television is watching The Last Dance right now and rightly so.
We don’t need to recommend it as we know you’re going to be watching it.
However, this is what we can look forward to being covered in episodes seven and eight that will drop on Netflix at 5 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time:
The death of Jordan’s father, his first retirement and short-lived baseball career, Scottie Pippen’s refusal to enter game during the 1994 playoffs, Jordan’s comeback to the NBA, The Steve-Kerr Jordan fight, The 72 win season, the 1996 playoffs and more importantly – the making of Space Jam.
Much like Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls at the time, The Last Dance always continues to amaze.
We can’t wait to get stuck into episodes seven and eight as soon as possible.
A Week With Warnie
FOX Sports 501 – 507
Another GOAT takes centre stage as FOX Cricket, if not the entire FOX Sports network devote a weeks programming to the one and only Shane Warne/
They call it “A Week with Warnie” with a series of interviews with Mark “Howie” Howard airing each night at 8 pm.
FOX Sports are billing this as Warnie warts and all with his insight on the early days, his gloried international career and of course – the off-field scandals.
No doubt there will be plenty of stuff you’ve heard before but there’s every chance Warne will deliver some new and fresh insights to it all
With slim pickings at the moment, FOX Sports are putting all their eggs in one basket with “A Week With Warnie” airing the first interview at 8 pm tonight on ALL six of their channels – including FOX League and FOX Footy.
That’s right – six channels of nothin’ but Shane Warne.
The remainder of the interviews will air on FOX Cricket all week plus classic replays of matches involving Warne at his very best.
After all, if there’s one Cricketer you can devote a 24/7 TV channel to – it’s Shane Warne.
TUESDAY 12th MAY
Warnie Week Continues
FOX Cricket – All Day
FOX Cricket spends the day devoted to classic Shane Warne replays followed by the second instalment of his one on one with Mark Howard at 8 pm.
Unlike the previous night, all Warne Content will just air on the 501 channel.
While it would be nice to see all those classic Warnie moments, viewers will no doubt be transfixed on the mattress that was delivered to his house when his then partner Liz Hurley came to stay over.
WEDNESDAY 13th MAY
FOX Sports 506 7:30 pm
You gotta give it to the people at Supercars for their initiative and quick thinking.
While we can’t race around the actual tracks at the moment, they’ve gone with the next best thing with the E-Supercars and its made for highly entertaining viewing.
Featuring the stars of the actual Supercars attempting some of the world’s best courses the E-Supercars has been a surprise hit during lockdown and worth a look into and is far from your stereotypical nerdy e-sports gadget type operators you’d come to expect.
We even have some markets for it if you fancy a flutter on it.
THURSDAY 14th MAY
FOX Footy from 7 pm
We’ve had the 50 best games from the past 50 years, Big Bag Week and now FOX Footy is presenting May Madness – a collection of thrilling final quarters from the archives.
It kicks off this Thursday night from 7 pm with the last quarter from the 2007 West Coast v Collingwood semi-final that went into extra time, the thrilling qualifying final between Essendon and Carlton in 1993 and another highlight is Cat Peter Riccardi’s goal after the siren against the Blues back in 2002.
One notable absence in the first-night of FOX Footy’s May Madness is the lack of Channel 10 games from back in the day meaning the infamous Five Minute Warning (where the countdown clock counted up in the last 5 minutes of the final quarter) won’t feature.
I personally regard it as one of the best features of football broadcasting ever and all networks should consider bringing it back.