AFL is the most important sport in the world, its just the rest of the world isn’t intelligent enough to realise what they are missing out on, leaving it to the most intelligent spectators to enjoy for themselves.
If Cadel has grown up following VFL/AFL, and understands the fervour it can inspire, then he’ll would probably be very honoured indeed. For many kids growing up with Australian Rules football, the idea of standing on the pitch of the MCG during half time at an AFL Grand Final is about as good as it gets.
BTW, at last count there were five states with AFL teams - Vic, NSW, WA, SA and Qld (Tasmania is also an Australian Rules football state, although it hasn’t yet been able to persuade the AFL to add a Tasmanian team). Last year, the AFL Grand Final was broadcast to about 150 countries.
That quote is from Demetriou, not Evans. Other articles have cited Evans as having a close supporting relationship with the Pies. Taking the unscientific nature of the poll on that page, the coin toss at the Granny is rating last out of those options.
I agree. I believe he’s deserving of his own stage, not being thrown a bone.
When is the AFL World Cup on? Before anyone says “you’re in Sydney, you must be an NRL shill”, Origin was broadcast to far less countries than the AFL. And the V8’s persist in racing in Bahrain. Go figure.
I’d like to take this opportunity to formally request a chart from McKenny regarding the phenomenon of bogan idiots who give cyclists shit about wearing lycra, and then wear tights to their club footy training/worship footballers who wear Skinz etc…