Monday, September 21, 2009
Step 2: The Brownlow
Two years ago this week, my Aussie Rules team had a three step plan to become champions of their sport. Step 1: Cut a hole in a box. Step 2: Put your junk.... oops, wrong three step plan. First, they beat the Collingwood Magpies in the Preliminary Final to earn entry to the title game. Step two in '07 was Jimmy Bartel winning the Brownlow Medal, which is the most prestigious award in the sport. Of course step three was the last Saturday in September when the Cats were crowned champs.
Things didn't go to plan in '08, as the Cats didn't get to beat Collingwood, didn't win a Brownlow and failed in their attempt to win back-to-back titles. Now, they are back on track. Step 1: A huge thumping of Collingwood this weekend. Step 2 (as seen above): Gary Ablett Jr. wins the Brownlow medal. Now all that's left is for the Cats to find a way to beat St. Kilda on Saturday. Maybe they'll be like the San Antonio Spurs who won the NBA title in only odd years.
Now, all that remains is for us to find a place to watch the game, since ESPN decided to put it on Classic, and DirecTV decided to put Classic in its more expensive package.