While I’m definitely not a jock, I’m going to be sad at this time next week when the AFL season is over. In the hazy corners of my memory I can recall running around the backyard with a brown plastic football and kicking a ball through makeshift goals (a giant African Tulip Tree and a 5 metre high length of PVC drain pipe leaning against the Hill’s swing set). While I didn’t play much competitive Australian Rules Football I have watched and listened to an incredible number of games and just love the sport.
I got rid of cable TV 8 months ago so cannot watch as many games as I’d like. Of the 9 games each week Rupert Murdoch has sole rights to 5 on cable. But the best thing is that all games are free to listen to on radio or through various applications that the AFL has for mobile phones, tablets or on the net through their website.
Anyway, tonight the top two teams, Sydney and Hawthorn were confirmed as playing in the Grand Final next week. I’d better stock up on the party pies & sausage rolls.
It’d just be nicer if Richmond could go a bit further in he competition for a change.