Born under and raised by goal posts at Redcliffe's Dolphin Oval, “The Thinker” was always expected to take a keen interest in the great game of rugby league. As a young tyke he was an outstanding football talent. Fame and fortune beckoned but things would soon go tragically awry.
In 1983 he received a copy of the Guinness Book of World Records as a birthday gift. Later that day he attempted to break the endurance record for plate-spinning. Some thirteen minutes into his attempt, and just nine days short of the record, “The Thinker” was struck down with what we now know as a repetitive strain injury to both wrists. He never passed a football again.
Following this tragic injury his life became a series of mis-steps, until early this century when he stumbled across a faded maroon cap in a local Salvation Army store. This cap bore an uncanny resemblance to the one worn by the great Arthur Beetson when he coached the 1989 Queensland State of Origin side. In an astonishing turn of events, a routine analysis of the cap proved it was nothing of the sort.
Undeterred and needing a hat, he soon found that with cap donned he was able to predict NRL matches with stunning clarity. This clarity... or gift if you will... is shared with you all.