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Guest Post: 7 Reasons to Watch the Six Nations

Guest Post: 7 Reasons to Watch the Six Nations

If you get your news from 7 Reasons, you’ll be delighted to learn that the Six Nations starts today.  We have decided to celebrate this with a guest post. Our guest post comes from Rachel Simmonite, a 21 year old BA Hons Media and Communication (Journalism) student at Birmingham City University.  When she’s not busy gracing Twitter with her wit, wisdom, and frankly astonishing knowledge of club rugby, she can be found writing...

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7 Reasons To Climb A Mountain

7 Reasons To Climb A Mountain

1.  Measure It. Nothing excites me more than when the end of year mountain height measurements are released. Is Everest still 8848 metres tall? Is Ben Nevis still the biggest in Britain? So many questions answered in one PDF. Obviously these figures aren’t just made up. Someone has to use a tape measure and a long stick. 2.  Picnics. Nothing beats a picnic with a spectacular view. Of clouds. I know you can get this type of view atop a...

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7 Reasons Bull Durham Is The Greatest Baseball Movie Ever

7 Reasons Bull Durham Is The Greatest Baseball Movie Ever

    1.  Women.  Unusually for baseball films, the central character is a woman.  This shouldn’t be unusual – some of the most passionate and knowledgeable sport fans I know are women – but it is.  The use of a female narrator and the fact that the baseball isn’t the only story in the movie – the journey that Susan Sarandon’s character goes on isn’t really about baseball at all – gives it a totally...

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7 Reasons You Should Be Able To Quote Eleanor Roosevelt

7 Reasons You Should Be Able To Quote Eleanor Roosevelt

1.  “There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands.” For use when your wife returns home from a bit of shopping, to see that you have tried to do the dusting as she asked, but you have just dusted around all the objects on the mantel piece. She doesn’t think this is a good enough effort. 2.  “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavour.” For use when your friends...

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7 Reasons January’s Premier League Transfer Window Was a Major Disappointment

7 Reasons January’s Premier League Transfer Window Was a Major Disappointment

The January transfer window closed yesterday after a month of fevered speculation and very little in the way of big deals.  Here are 7 Reasons that it was a major disappointment.   1.  Where’s Waldo? Despite strong rumours in December, Chilean defender Waldo Ponce was not signed by Wigan in the January transfer window.  I can’t begin to express how disappointing this was.  I wasn’t even consoled by their signing of Moses.  Waldo...

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