BIG!! Very big! And not coming back…

Dan Christian's reaction after his epic six landed on the 'Gabba roof last night. Click the image to see the massive six properly..

Dan Christian’s reaction after his epic six landed on the ‘Gabba roof last night. Click the image to see the massive six properly..

CLICK IMAGE FOR VIDEO: There’s no two ways about it, Hobart Hurricanes’ allrounder Dan Christian’s six onto the roof of the ‘Gabba in Brisbane last night was… HUGE!!!

117 metres huge, in fact, and Christian’s reaction says it all..

the BBL week ahead: regular programming to resume

On the left is what you won't see tonight; on the right is one of the viewing options instead. Yes, you may start panicking...

On the left is what you won’t see tonight; on the right is one of the viewing options instead. Yes, you may start panicking…

The Roar: Never mind controversial notions about playing Big Bash League games on Christmas Day in the future, there is a much bigger and much more immediate BBL issue at hand right now:

No. Game. Tonight.

I can’t understate how big a crisis this is. Have you seen the TV guide for tonight? I mean, really looked at what we’re going to watch in this sudden cricket-free vacuum? Miss Fisher, Destination Flavour Christmas, the movie Frozen for goodness’ sakes, Shrek the Halls, and Mrs bloody Doubtfire shape as your non-BBL options. The time to panic is here.

Despite this bombshell, there are a few things to talk about over the second week of the tournament. This week, I’ve added some thoughts on the place of DRS in Twenty20 cricket, Cameron White’s big career moment, this week’s BBL Premiership Favourite, and my Tip of the Week..

Have a Merry Christmas – hope you can find something to watch tonight…

So Brett, what are your thoughts on… ?

Roar TV Dec 2015 iiI sat down recently with the guys from The Roar, their video camera, a list of broad topics  ranging from the state of West Indian cricket and the future of the Big Bash League through to my favourite moments from the Rugby World Cup and my predictions for the Australian Super Rugby conference next season, and let them fire questions at me.

Check out a sample below, or click on the image above to go to the full set of topics, including how The Roar gave me my start in sports media..

BBL opening week: break out the dreadlocks

Gayle leads the charge of the expat Windies; Watson needs an amazing BBL; Bailey's Hobart my early favourites, and Hodge's Adelaide my Tip of the Week..

Gayle leads the charge of the expat Windies; Watson needs an amazing BBL; Bailey’s Hobart my early favourites, and Hodge’s Adelaide my Tip of the Week..

The Roar: If you found yourself watching the West Indies getting pumped a tad depressing – and who didn’t – then tonight and onwards for the next six weeks is the time to put some cricketing colour in your life.

Whether your colour is purple, red, green, a different green, just-bloody-call-it-pink, whatever colour Brisbane wear, orange, or blue, the big Bash League has you covered.

Here’s what to look forward to over the first round of the tournament..