Go the Swannies!

Go the Swannies!Go the Swannies!
I attended my first Aussie Rules Football match tonight! Snookums and I headed out with our friend Smithers to Telstra Olympic Stadium to watch the Sydney Swans demolish the West Coast Eagles. I know very little about Aussie Rules, but thankfully it doesn’t seem to have as many crazy obscure infractions as rugby. Basically it’s just a bunch of really tall fit guys in short shorts jumping and kicking and running for two hours. That’s a sport I can get behind! (Plus I already knew the Swannies’ fight song, so I figured what the heck. It’s the closest I’ll get to a Notre Dame game this year.) We drank beer and ate hot dogs and tried to start the wave and cheered on Bazza and the lads… and later we huddled in the concourse trying to keep warm as the freezing cold rain poured down. Unfortunately my camera batteries died so I couldn’t get any pictures of our bedraggled selves until I got home. It was pretty fun though… Next week we take on St. Kilda! Go the Swannies!

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  1. Yeah go the swannies! We went about 2 weeks ago and saw Essendon get thrashed, much to the chagrin of Meg and her sister, who are old Essendon supporters from way back (Victorians of course)… We were lucky enough to have good weather though.

  2. Yay, Kris is getting into the footy!

    What did you think of AFL as a game compared to NRL? Does it rock or what? (Yeah, the little shorts on those men do help, rrr!).

  3. I haven’t actually seen any NRL, I don’t think. We’re a rugby union house. NRL is for yobbos or something. 🙂

    But yeah, AFL rocked. Mostly I liked it because I felt like I got my money’s worth. Four 20 minute quarters is a lot of game! With rugby union I remember Snookums missed half the game when he went to buy a pie.

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