Professional sport has enormous power to influence positive change. So ahead of this weekend's grand finals, let's examine the carbon emissions of our major men's football leagues.
Why are sport broadcasters using fake crowd noise? It might be because crowd noise can help us bond with our tribe and acts as a psychological cue for when to pay attention.
Many believe a move to the winter would be beneficial for football, particularly as our summers grow hotter. But competing directly with AFL and NRL could pose a serious risk to the sport's future.
Interest in the sport is starting to wane as the Socceroos have struggled internationally and the A-League has failed to evolve.
What should have been a great year for Australian soccer has been let down by underwhelming fan interest and a distracting dispute between Football Federation Australia and A-League clubs.
The A-League has embraced social media. But analysis shows success online doesn't correspond to success on the field.