Gordon P Smith Roar Pro

Gordon P Smith

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About

I'm a Yank who stays up Friday and Saturday nights from March through September to get my fix o'footy.

Member Since:
 
February 2017
Based In:
 
Idaho, USA
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The Giants’ consecutive draws is history repeating

The Giants' consecutive draws is history repeating

11 Jul 2017

The on-site announcers’ initial instinct, and mine as well, was that the Greater Western Sydney Giants’ current streak of draws to Geelong and Hawthorn was a first in VFL-AFL history.

There are rivalries and then there’s Calgary-Ottawa…

There are rivalries and then there’s Calgary-Ottawa…

6 Jul 2017

Some rivalries are born of geography. Adelaide and Port Adelaide in the AFL, or the Edmonton versus Calgary intrastate clashes in the Canadian Football League, or Duke and North Carolina in American college sports, are all examples of this.

Gary’s got to know, you can never go home again

Gary's got to know, you can never go home again

4 Jul 2017

I watched with interest the (second) build-up to the 300th AFL game of Gary Ablett junior.

My current pet peeve: The weekly must-win match

My current pet peeve: The weekly must-win match

28 Jun 2017

Every week, I listen to the same announcers tell me the same thing about the same half-dozen or so teams: “This is a must-win game for the Hawks-Swans-Pies-Blues-Dockers-Kangaroos! If they don’t win this one tonight, they’re all but out of the running for the eight!”

Making sense of ladders and power rankings

Making sense of ladders and power rankings

23 Jun 2017

I read Adrian Polykandrites‘ power rankings each week, and the comments this week seemed to hover around an age-old question; exactly what are we ranking when we post our opinions of team orders?

A Christmas-in-June wishlist from the AFL

A Christmas-in-June wishlist from the AFL

21 Jun 2017

As much of an Australophile as I am, the one thing as an American that I simply cannot wrap my head around is the idea of celebrating Christmas in the summer.