Helen the AFL fan

I giggled way too much reading Helen’s explanation for her decision to officially barrack (Americans: substitute “root”) for the Essendon Aussie Rules team. My favorite reason she offers is: “[AFL] players hug each other in a caring and proud manner upon doing something good in a game.” I totally get that.


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  1. Saying you root for them would inevitably lead to confusion along the lines of the Canterbury Bulldogs scandal….

  2. good one Sid!

  3. Ooooh! I feel famous!
    I was going to write something about how they look less inclined to involve themselves in pack mentality type behaviour but a discussion with my boyfriend about the local football team put that idea to rest.
    (Go the Bombers)

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