Wet, wild and weird in Australia’s AFL world
THE AFL RUBDOWN | Some serious brownie points were earned this past weekend, as the AFL threw up its inaugural ‘Do Something Else Round’.
By Will Denton
SOME serious brownie points were earned this past weekend, as the AFL threw up its inaugural ‘Do Something Else Round’.
Churches were full, dogs were washed, lawns were mowed, that replica model 1942 mosquito aeroplane got constructed and Mums across the country got in a good chinwag and a cuppa. All of this occurred because some brainiac decided to fixture all the good games on Thursday (yep) and Friday night. Thus, leaving the dregs for the rest of the weekend, namely diehard sociopathic supporters and those with no lives whatsoever.
Firstly, it pretty much bucketed down everywhere. I know it’s a winter sport, but the beer is already watered down enough. And then it just adds insult to injury when your team loses, even more so if you’re lucky enough to support Port Adelaide. One saving grace for Power fans was at least the roof was shut, although there seemed to be dark clouds above most of the Port team as the Bulldogs towelled them up. They now get a week off to figure out if anyone can remember where the keys to the property shed is or if it’s another fortnight with no balls.
The Hawks just got over the line by 11 goals over Brisbane, the Giants turned on a bit of a goal-kicking clinic in the wet, booting an accurate 12.2, and actually scored more majors than their visitors Richmond. The class of the Tigers finally rose though and they just snuck home by a couple. It didn’t seem to bother Sheedy in the GWS box, as he was too busy doing Al Pacino impersonations and making sure EVERYONE pulled his finger at least once.
The Kangaroos were also a bit lucky and fell over the line against the Suns, still chasing win one in 2012. Gary Ablett is still a complete freak though and at one point hid Boomer Harvey up his jumper whilst kicking a 70 metre torp to himself. Another player who likes to play with himself is Nic Natainui as he almost definitely kicked the greatest point in VFL/AFL history. He won the ruck tap, handballed to himself, gave some finance advice to Chris Judd, stopped for a hot dog, tapped the ball into space and – mid moonwalk – launched the Sherrin through for an amazing behind. So, weve got one more week of bye weeks and love for the family before we launch back into the second half of the season and we can gorge ourselves on footy once again.
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