“If you’re not watching the Australian All-Star game,” tweeted Rob Warmowski earlier today, “you’re missing (“Million Dollar Arm” co-winner) Rinku Singh, genuinely awful fielding and a titanic on-air belch.”

All true, and while I’m tempted to call this game nearly impossible to watch, I cannot remember the last time I heard commentators thanking government officials for recognizing the contest’s place on “the sporting radar”. Well, not since the Giuliani administration, anyway.