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We spoke with former NBL player and Star Wars actor, Axel Dench.

In part one of the podcast, Axel Dench spoke with the Professor about how he started his basketball career, being a member of the 1999 Gonzaga college basketball team that made the ‘Elite Eight’ at the NCAA championships, being selected as rookie of the year in the NBL in 2001 and he was a member of the Illawarra Hawks that were NBL champions in the same year. Perhaps he is better known as Wookie chieftain, Merumeru in the Star Wars movie, Revenge of the Sith.

In part two of the discussion with Axel, we talk about how he got his role of Merumeru in Star Wars and the sliding doors moment when he had to make the choice between basketball and a career on the silver screen.

Sportzfan Radio #432

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, the Gelding, Sarah Radlow, Dan Butterly and Paul Dalligan talk AFLW with special guest Leesa Catto. Dan looks at the MLB playoffs and predicts the Houston Astros will win the World Series. He also previews the NBA season and suggests likely conference champions, the Gelding reviews Cox Plate day at Moonee Valley and the unsuccessful protest on the result of the big race and Paul Dalligan discusses the appointment of Wayne Bennet as inaugural coach of the Redcliffe Dolphins.

You can see this episode of the show at Sportzfan Radio‘s YouTube channel.

Sportzfan Radio #416

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, Sarah Radlow, the Gelding, Paul Dalligan, Coutta and Dan Butterly talk with special guest, and former Sportzfan Radio panellist, Daniel Eade about the recently completed NBA draft, Sarah Radlow gives a round up of the AFLW draft, Coutta reviews the Olympic tennis results, Paul Dalligan looks at the NRL’s round 20, the panel discuss Reggie Bush’s request to have his Heisman trophy win reinstated and whether it is possible to break a rule that is illegal and the Gelding has racing tips for today’s Sandown races.

You can watch this episode here.

Sportzfan Radio show #414

The panel of the Professor, the Judge, Dan Butterly, Coutta, Paul Dalligan and the Gelding talk with special guest Jack Kelly about his career in rowing and look at Australia’s chances in the Olympic rowing events, Dan Butterly discusses the NBA final series between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks, Paul Dalligan reviews round 18 of the NRL, the Judge talks about the Court setting aside Bob Baffert’s suspension by the New York Racing Association, Coutta discusses Australia’s possibilities in Olympic tennis and the Gelding gives some red hot tips for today’s Pakenham and Warracknabeal race meetings.

You can see this episode of Sportzfan Radio here.

Sportzfan Radio show #413

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, Paul Dalligan, Dan Butterly and Coutta discuss Ash Barty’s and Dylan Alcott’s wins at Wimbledon, the NBA playoffs between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks, whether Patty Mills should be able to carry the aboriginal flag with the Australian flag at the Olympic Games’ opening ceremony, Sha’Cari Richardson’s suspension from the US Olympic team for testing positive to cannabis, NRL round 17 and State of Origin 3.

You can watch the show on our You Tube page here.

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hot tips for Morphetville races on 15 May 2021 and the Professor’s parlay

The Professor and the Gelding were in very good form last week with three winners from four selections. They look to continue that form today at Morphetville. The track is rated a Soft 5 with the rail out 4 metres from the 1800 metre mark to the winning post and in the true position for the rest of the circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Morphetville

Professor’s tips

Race 5 Horse 4 – Mimi’s Award (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 9 Horse 15 – Chill with Teejay (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 4 Horse 1 – Rubisaki

Race 8 Horse 2 – Gytrash

Professor’s Parlay

Race 8 Horse 2 – Gytrash into Sydney Roosters to beat North Queensland Cowboys (NRL) into Denver Nuggets to beat Detroit Pistons (NBA).

You can see the latest episode of That’s Racing!! here.

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, Coutta, Sarah Radlow, Dan Butterly and Paul Dalligan will be talking sport on Sunday from 12.00pm AEST on the Sportzfan Radio You Tube page.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Sportzfan Radio show for 22 November 2020 (Ep 375)

If you missed today’s Sportzfan Radio, Dan Butterly spoke about winners and losers from the recently completed NBA draft, the panel discussed whether the Australian Open will need to be moved to accommodate a fourteen day quarantine period for tennis players and their entourages and the halving of Shayna Jack’s suspension period by an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Paul Dalligan analysed Queensland’s win in State of Origin 3 and spoke about a belated appeal by Melbourne Storm against being stripped of their 2007 and 2009 premierships and the panel gave their opinion on rule changes for the AFL and VFL in 2021.

You can see the show on our Facebook page.

The Professor’s red hotties for Flemington races on 29 February 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor has had difficulty picking the horse leg of his weekend parlay and so he’s looking at replacing the horse leg in the coming weeks. The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail out 2 metres for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Race 4 Horse 2 – Sylvia’s Mother (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 1 – Alligator Blood (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 4 Horse 2 – Sylvia’s Mother into Liverpool to beat Watford (Premier League) into New Orleans Pelicans to beat Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hot tips for Caulfield races on 22 February 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor has done his research for Blue Diamond Stakes day at Caulfield and hopes to be on a few winners by the end of the day. The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail out 3 metres for the entire circuit.

Remember to back the tips each way!

Caulfield

Race 7 Horse 2 – Hanseatic (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 3 – Bivouac (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 8 Horse 3 – Bivouac into Liverpool to beat West Ham United (Premier League) into Indiana Pacers to beat the New York Knicks (NBA).

You can hear the Professor discuss today’s race results with the Judge, the Saint and Coutta tomorrow on Sportzfan Radio from midday on 88.3 Southern FM, the Sounds of the Bayside. Sportzfan Radio will be broadcasting tomorrow from Sandringham Football Club’s Family Day to be held at Wilson Removals Trevor Barker Beach Oval – come down and see us in action!!

Good luck and good punting!!

The Professor

The Professor’s red hotties for Flemington races on 15 February 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor is wary of the weather conditions for today’s Flemington race meeting. The track is currently rated a Good 4 but rain is expected during the day and that could affect the chances of some horses. The rail is in the true position for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Race 7 Horse 2 – Nature Strip (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 9 – Katalin (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Weekend Parlay

Race 7 Horse 2 – Nature Strip into Liverpool to beat Norwich City (Premier League) into Melbourne United to beat South East Melbourne Phoenix (NBL).

You can hear the Professor discuss today’s race results with the Sportzfan Radio panel including the Gelding, the Judge, the Saint and Coutta tomorrow from midday on 88.3 Southern FM, the Sounds of the Bayside.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor