You would find any excuse to wander into Scot Palmer’s office. Without fail he would deliver a tale mixing a football superstar, a full-blown scandal and his incredible role in uncovering the story. At least 20 per cent were printable. A journalistic legend. What a life. #rip
Before Ralphy, Stevo, Tom Browne, Tom Morris etc. there was the original and the best. Palmer’s Punchlines were always a highlight of the post-game VFL/AFL coverage on 7. All the latest news and the repartee with Sandy Roberts. “Keep punching, Sandy!” Vale Scot Palmer.
Scot Palmer (born 25 March 1937 in Richmond) is an Australian sports journalist. He is the only son of legendary sports and crime journalist Clyde Palmer, who has worked for The Morning Post, Sun News Illustrated and Truth Magazine. His character was played by Graham Kennedy on the ABC drama Power Without Glory.
He was educated at Trinity Grammar School (Victoria).
A longtime contributor to The Sun, The Sunday News, The Sunday Sun and The Sunday Herald Sun, Scot Palmer is best known as the presenter of Sunday’s “Punchlines” on Channel 7. He has also been featured regularly on the Seven Network during half-times of AFL matches and has also been featured in HSV7’s Sunday Football team for the past two decades. His catchphrase, “Keep punching,” was retweeted to commentators Peter Randy and Sandy Roberts to make him more famous.
Originally a scribe for The Sun, Palmer held a variety of general jobs before being awarded the Herald@Weekly Times Overseas Fellowship and moving on to sport. Known for his work on Australian rules football, the Scot is a co-founder and past president of the Football Writers Association (now the AFL Media Association). He also covered nine Olympics and Wimbledon, and appeared with Jack Thompson in the football movie The Club, playing the role of reporter.
A member of the MCG Media Hall of Fame, he retired from the Sunday Herald Sun as associate editor in 2008, but was retained by the Herald and Weekly Times to continue his “Punchlines” column. Palmer and Lorraine have been married for more than 50 years and have two children and three grandchildren.