Ben Pobjie is a writer and comedian whose promising rugby career was tragically cut short the day he stopped playing rugby and had a pizza instead. The most he has ever cried was the day Balmain lost the 1989 grand final. Today he enjoys the frolics of Wallabies, Swans, baggy greens, and Storm.
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Sports fans in Australia are fortunate indeed. Not just because we have such a rich variety of elite sports to entertain us. Not just because our sporting champions so often punch above their weight on the international stage. Not just because of Glenn Maxwell.
Should rugby league players be suspended for minor infractions when it’s a big game on the line?
What would WG Grace say, if you told him that the 2017 Ashes series could include two day-night Tests, played with a pink ball? He would say nothing, because he is dead.
And so the first movement of the Symphony of Sadness is complete. State of Origin 1 is over, and New South Wales, in accordance with federal law, has lost.
“Born down in a dead man’s town/The first kick I took was when I hit the ground/End up like a dog that’s been beat too much/Till you spend half your life just coverin’ up”
You know, if I had to sum up the AFL – the organisation, that is, not the frolicsome little athletic competition it oversees – in one word, that word would be: responsive.