As Bill Lawry would say: ‘‘It’s all happening’’.
The A-League soccer is under way, the Western Sydney Wanderers drew their first game a 1-1 draw with Central Coast Mariners.
Cricket, horse racing, motor racing and rugby league are also in the spotlight.
Mark Winterbottom won Bathurst, the holy grail for V8 Supercars, the first time he’s saluted the chequered flag first at Mount Panorama.
The rugby league World Cup starts on Saturday, October 26 and Sonny Bill Williams is the main man for media attention.
Whatever your opinion of SBW he generates plenty of newsprint and talking points on radio and television.
The mere fact he changed his mind to play for the Kiwis has given the competition a new electricity and interest.
The league fans that like him want to see SBW use his amazing skill to the utmost. The people who dislike him want to see him sat on his backside.
In soccer, German mentor Holger Osieck got his marching orders as Socceroos coach after we got belted 6-0 by France and the hunt for a replacement is on.
The front runners are Graham Arnold and Ange Postecoglou.
I am sure Football Federation Australian bosses Frank Lowy and David Gallop will get the man they want to look after the team in Brazil in 2014 and beyond. But the time is right for an Aussie coach to be appointed.
In the cricket world, the Ashes series starts next month and Liverpool-born Michael Clarke will lead the Aussies against England and try and win back the coveted urn from the Mother Country.
But the most crucial man of the series in my eyes, isn’t a player. It’s Clarke’s chiropractor.
It’s no secret that Clarke has a chronic back problem and it flared again recently forcing him to miss the one day series in India.
If Clarke were to miss any Tests through injury our winning hopes nosedive and England’s chances skyrocket.
In horse racing, the spring carnival reaches fever pitch, with the Caulfield Cup on Saturday, October 19, the WS Cox Plate on Saturday, October 26 and the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, November 5.
The Caulfield Cup, W S Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup are the ‘‘grand slam events’’ for the thoroughbred industry.
Warwick Farm trainers Peter Snowden, Guy Walter, Clarry Conners, and Gary Portelli all have top horses involved in many big races down in Melbourne.
And don’t discard Sydney’s multiple premiership-winning trainer Chris Waller from Rosehill Gardens, who has a great winning strike rate in big races. Waller’s big guns are, Hawkspur, Royal Descent, Zoustar, Foreteller and Boban.
My early Melbourne Cup tip Masked Marvel.