Okay. I am sorry.
Boyfriend recently had surgery and it is finals time so I have had approximately zero time to write. (Okay, that’s not entirely true, when boyfriend was home recovering I had time… but I spent it watching movies on the couch – sue me).
Many, MANY things have been happening recently, especially in AFL, and I want to write about them all. Since I can’t (without being ridiculously out of date) I am doing a summary of what I think about the recent stuff that’s been going on. So prepare yourselves.
ANZAC Day Game, Collingwood/Essendon – Great game. Good effort. Could Tim and Jobe Watson be any more adorable? I THINK NOT. I was pretty impressed that the WHOLE place (including standing room, apparently) sold out. This is seriously a great game. Here are my two cents: they need to share the revenue. It’s unfair to the other clubs, especially because Collingwood is already one of the richest clubs in the league. And while I completely support the recognition of ANZAC Day… do you really need three hours of coverage before hand? Probably not. Just a thought. And… DO I NEED TO WRITE ANOTHER POST ABOUT CHANNEL SEVEN?! STOP WITH THE MADDENING CAMERA ANGLES!!! Even boyfriend has noticed – and when anything
ANZAC Day Game, Swans/St. Kilda – This actually went better than I thought. I know that I was unhappy about it at the beginning, but it worked, I think. The idea of getting NZ involved on ANZAC Day is really great but, and I’m being honest, it doesn’t feel like it was thought all the way through. Who was in charge of marketing this thing? The crowd was really sad. And choosing a club who had a betting sponsor plastered all over their jumpers (which is illegal in NZ) wasn’t exactly forward thinking. However, if this is going to be a yearly thing, with different clubs playing each year… then maybe this could work.
Essendon Drug Fiasco – Ugh, Hird. Why? You know… I have so many issues with this thing, and not the ones you would think. My issue is with the players. What kind of player doesn’t ask about what they’re being given? Now, boyfriend says: “You’re supposed to listen to what the team doctors say otherwise why would they hire them?” True, my dear, very true. But once players hear ‘injection’ that is the cue to talk to someone. Actually, talk to EVERYONE. Coach, physios, GMs, CEOs, the AFLPA. Even if they tell you just to do it and that it doesn’t matter and to listen, you can (at the very least) cover your own ass and say: “I asked, they said it was fine.” Which, although not an excuse, would probably transfer some of the blame. C’mon boys – you’re grown men. And grown men ask questions.
Adam Scott Masters – Congratulations, Adam. Aussies are rising up! So here is my question: where are the sponsors? I have noticed how much pride Australians have for their countrymen. I mean when Cadel Evans won the Tour de France? WHOA. So much national pride. Adam Scott winning the Masters was big and there are so many opportunities for sponsors, especially marketing to the Australian market. Like Nike? I know they heart Tiger Woods, but Adam would look so good in a Nike ad (or even one of Nike’s competitors like Reebok or Adidas? Oh, goodness. I die). I think that there are some serious opportunities here that NO ONE is taking advantage of. Let me tell you, if I were the sponsorship director of a big company (I’m looking at you, Swisse) I’d be on Adam Scott like white on rice (actually, I prefer brown rice, but you get the idea…)
Okay… I had a whole lot of other things to write… but your eyes need a bit of a break. So come back tomorrow and I shall continue my summary. Deal? Deal.
Til tomorrow darlings.