I just got done listening to the Geelong Cats win the NAB cup in nail biting fashion by beating the Adelaide Crows in the final minutes of the tilt. The Cats were still short handed, but able to stay in the game until they were able to pull ahead on a 9 point goal at the 17 minute mark by Joel Corey.
That goal made it 86-84, rather than the 84-83 trailing tally that would have resulted if Corey was to try and kick or carry the ball into the 50 meter zone for a normal six point goal. Two minutes later another 9 pointer rang off the goal post, but GFC still managed to cement the win with a goal by Cam Mooney to provide the final score 3.10.5 (92) to 1.10.15 (84).
Geelong trailed at the end of each quarter and only lead once in the game, just past half time, but they never quit and by the time Corey put them ahead with his "supergoal" I got that same feeling you get when a team hits a big three pointer in March Madness. Mooney was a major difference down the stretch for the Cats as he tallied 3 goals to go along with the 11 marks he collected in the game.
With the win the Cats snap a 43 year championship drought. Now we wait till April 1st for the first game of the full fixture when the Cats will host the Brisbane Lions at Skilled Stadium in Geelong. I wish I could be there, but since I can't I will just say to all the Cats: that's good work out of you boys.