You win some, you lose some with Australia’s AFL
THE AFL RUBDOWN | As there is every week, there are winners and losers. If you get a ‘W’, things just seem to make sense. Beer tastes better. You realise you have in fact the best missus in the world. Even the next-door neighbours sewage problem doesn’t smell so bad. They are the blessed, for they are winners.
By Will Denton
AS there is every week, there are winners and there are losers. If you get a ‘W’, things just seem to make sense. Beer tastes better. You realise you have in fact the best missus in the world. The job you were ready to stick up your bosses arse last week suddenly looks like a decent career. Even the next-door neighbours sewage problem doesn’t smell so bad. They are the blessed, for they are winners.
‘L’s on the other hand are questioning just why the hell do people bother with this stupid, boring, infuriating waste of a perfectly good Sunday arvo. The car suddenly does a head gasket. You forgot about that fully functioning volcano project that’s due tomorrow. Baked Beans for tea. Again. And so goes the highs and lows of an AFL fan, varying in depths of triumph and despair, depending on whom you barrack for.
If you’re a Tigers fan, (it’s probably amazing you’re still with us at all) you got the sweetest victory of all after totally dismantling the Hawks. After decades of building up the hopes of Tigerland, this was nothing short of pure euphoria for the long-suffering faithful who suddenly look Finals bound.
What about the Magpies. The win over in Adelaide just simply has to be admired. The Crows hadn’t done much wrong all season and were looking to cement a top 4 berth. Collingwood were unbelievably on a big bird for the SECOND TIME IN 2012 and experts were waiting for them to lose against a proper contender. But the Magpies showed they could still make a tilt for the flag and ground out a superb win.
Melbourne were strangely still in it at three quarter time against Carlton but thankfully remembered ‘wins don’t get picks’ and went on to lose by 58. The Power scraped over the line by 48 against the Suns, that’s two on the trot for Port and honestly they have know idea what to do or how to feel.
Kevin Sheedy’s plan to ‘rock up in a Klu Klux Klan outfit – just to freak everyone out’ didn’t work, his old team smashed his new team. Finally, the Eagles took out Western Derby XXXV, after Freo put on a second half that the Russian Grannies from Eurovision would’ve been able to overcome. Ah to the highs, and the lows, of footy in Australia…
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