It has been one man and his dog in clubrooms in the past few weeks, hitting them hard in the back pocket.
The parent company of Ticket Rocket has gone into receivership, throwing into doubt any chance of refunds from tickets.
Apparently, an All Blacks squad is going to be named on Sunday. How, who and where they are going to play appears unanswered but, never mind, there are issues to digest.
In 1948, the London Olympics took place, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated and velcro was invented.
It may have been a weird old year school-wise but sport will continue.
Otago runner Robbie Johnston bagged a record on Saturday but it was one he did not want.
Otago runner Robbie Johnston was disqualified from a Dunedin race at the weekend amid a Covid-19 crackdown.
We should not be too upset Dillon Hunt is heading to Auckland.
The score was predictable - but the way the match went was not.
Any decision on a Pacific Island team playing in a Super Rugby competition will not be made until November.
Canterbury has beaten North Otago 71-7 in a Ranfurly Shield match in Christchurch today.
Otago has named 11 Super Rugby players in its Mitre 10 Cup squad for what is expected to be a demanding and tough competition.
It will be a David-and-Goliath battle.
Those who did not make the Otago squad have not been forgotten.
Otago coach Tom Donnelly would have had plenty to ponder last night after an Otago trial which showed there is player depth in the province.
Otago has brought in lock Will Tucker from Canterbury as it looks to cover a lack of tall timber in the province.
New Samoa coach Seilala Mapusua can see nothing but positives in getting a Pacific Islands team into Super Rugby.
North Otago will face some top talent in its Ranfurly Shield challenge against Canterbury in Christchurch on Friday.
The championships have become the challenge.
Gore bowler Sheldon Bagrie-Howley delivered when it mattered in winning the world singles at PBA finals day at Dunedin Bowls Stadium yesterday.