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Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

Baby you can shout at me,
But you can't need my eyes.

Not scoring at all for a full half is bad , winning a thing sure is nice though

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Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

Baby you can shout at me,
But you can't need my eyes.

Doesn’t come close to meeting social distancing guidelines but this is cool


https://twitter.com/melbournefc/status/1241240253681172486?s=21

Taalib
May 5, 2011


Just streamed the last quarter, v. good stuff from the Dees. I haven't watched much footy in the last couple of years but GWS got the rough end of the umpiring stick imo: there were about three holding-the-ball decisions given against GWS players when they'd clearly hand-balled.

Chairchucker
Nov 14, 2006

The man was stunningly well dressed. He had a smart looking jacket, and a really neat looking cape, the lining of which was shimmering and sparkling in more than Oriental splendour, which is a great deal of splendour indeed, just ask Kipling.



Hooray, go Perkins!

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

i wear this armour to protect myself from the histrionics of hysterical women

bitches






Lock Adelaide in for a bottom 4 finish if the season runs to completion

Zisky
May 6, 2003







Crossposting/drunkposting from the Coronavirus CSPAM thread.

American here new to AFL.

Out of curiosity is this safer than other football sports/hockey? Seems like less violent tackling or head use.

Also I think I'm a swans fan...Sydney is a cool city right?

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

Baby you can shout at me,
But you can't need my eyes.

Mummy Xzibit posted:

Crossposting/drunkposting from the Coronavirus CSPAM thread.

American here new to AFL.

Out of curiosity is this safer than other football sports/hockey? Seems like less violent tackling or head use.

Also I think I'm a swans fan...Sydney is a cool city right?

Concussion is still a big problem. I think there are some studies suggesting that lateral movement is a big contributor to concussion, and in AFL hits come from any direction rather than head on like in NFL and rugby variants so thats a fair risk factor.

People generally dont use their head to burrow/charge at high speed with some rare exceptions, but theres still massive risk of concussion. In the past few years weve had multiple people retire or sit out indefinitely due to lingering concussion symptoms.

gay picnic defence
Oct 5, 2009

"Let there be a thousand blossoms bloom, as far as I'm concerned."



Mummy Xzibit posted:

Crossposting/drunkposting from the Coronavirus CSPAM thread.

American here new to AFL.

Out of curiosity is this safer than other football sports/hockey? Seems like less violent tackling or head use.

Also I think I'm a swans fan...Sydney is a cool city right?
What is your preferred soft drink?


AFL is probably safer, although it wasn't always this way and a number of former players are almost certainly suffering from the long term effects of concussions. In the last few years the AFL has put a bit of emphasis (albeit inconsistently policed) on reducing head injuries which is a good thing.

Melbourne is much cooler than Sydney

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

me @ ur posting


Fallen Rib

Also if you have to pick a sydney team pick the greater western sydney giants. They're pretty new and need supporters. They made the grand final last year but just didn't show up.

Zisky
May 6, 2003







Okay I can get with that.

I hope Adelaide comes back, wild finish!

Edit: Are the Demons cool?

Zisky fucked around with this message at 08:25 on Mar 21, 2020

Zisky
May 6, 2003







Also I like diet coke better than anything.

teacup
Dec 20, 2006

Who would win in a fight? Taylor Swift or Daryl Somers?

Mummy Xzibit posted:

Okay I can get with that.

I hope Adelaide comes back, wild finish!

Edit: Are the Demons cool?

The demons are definitely not cool

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

Polly Farmer had CTE

realbez fucked around with this message at 08:48 on Mar 21, 2020

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

Baby you can shout at me,
But you can't need my eyes.

Mummy Xzibit posted:

Okay I can get with that.

I hope Adelaide comes back, wild finish!

Edit: Are the Demons cool?

Are you a Browns fan? If so, youll feel right at home with us (Demons)

Zisky
May 6, 2003







Oh hell yeah there's a WS Giants vs Demons game on right now.

Edit: NM Melbourne has two teams.

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

Baby you can shout at me,
But you can't need my eyes.

Mummy Xzibit posted:

Oh hell yeah there's a WS Giants vs Demons game on right now.

Edit: NM Melbourne has two teams.

The demons womens team are cool and good, follow them.

The demons mens team are the bane of my loving existence

Zisky
May 6, 2003







Solemn Sloth posted:

Are you a Browns fan? If so, youll feel right at home with us (Demons)

I'm a Rams fan so I'd like to go with a team from a cool city that never wins.

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

Baby you can shout at me,
But you can't need my eyes.

Mummy Xzibit posted:

I'm a Rams fan so I'd like to go with a team from a cool city that never wins.

I think this could be the start of a beautiful friendship.

To clarify, Melbourne is a cool city and the demons are a loving awful team.

We hadnt even made playoffs for a decade until 2018, we got fans hopes up with two post season wins and then got loving pasted. Then last year we finished second last in the competition.

We havent won the championship since 1964, and have only even made the championship game two times since then.

We’re so bad its honestly hard to believe. We’ve also gone broke a couple of times, and in the late 90s the board locked out members from an AGM so they could force a vote to merge with another club (Hawthorn). Hawthorn said no, and since then won three in a row while we have continued to disappoint.

This is half a decade old now, but the time since then has largely seen more of the same, so you get the idea: http://mfcdemonblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/lolmfc-fistedforever-files.html

Solemn Sloth fucked around with this message at 08:51 on Mar 21, 2020

Quantum Shart
Sep 5, 2011

Oh yeah, baby. Frame your suffering as a masterpiece. Only one problem - no one's watching. It's boring, buddy, boring as death.


Giants kicking and marking is insanely good.

NPR Journalizard
Feb 14, 2008



Mummy Xzibit posted:

I'm a Rams fan so I'd like to go with a team from a cool city that never wins.

If you and the demons dont work out, can I interest you in this slightly used Fremantle Dockers team?

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

Baby you can shout at me,
But you can't need my eyes.

How the gently caress did he score that

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010



Mummy Xzibit posted:

I'm a Rams fan so I'd like to go with a team from a cool city that never wins.

The West Coast Eagles stole their colour scheme from the Rams, but they have won like 4 premierships in the last 30 years

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

Baby you can shout at me,
But you can't need my eyes.

snaeksikn posted:

The West Coast Eagles stole their colour scheme from the Rams, but they have won like 4 premierships in the last 30 years

They also don't fit the other criteria

cmndstab
May 20, 2006

Huge Internet Celebrity!

NTRabbit posted:

Lock Adelaide in for a bottom 4 finish if the season runs to completion

Yeah, we knew this going in though. If anything, it's ominous signs for Sydney that we got so close.

Also, Freo vs Suns AFLW scoreline 80 - 10 is a fair smashing! Shades of Adelaide vs Geelong in last year's prelim (73-7 from memory).

Also, go the demons in the AFLW finals Genuinely feel bad for how unfortunate they've been missing the finals the first three seasons, so hoping they can go all the way this year. And hopefully get Sarah Perkins another premiership Which would make her the only player in the comp to be involved in three premiership campaigns!

cmndstab fucked around with this message at 10:26 on Mar 21, 2020

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010



Solemn Sloth posted:

They also don't fit the other criteria

Tbf LA and St Louis aren't cool cities

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Mummy Xzibit posted:

Oh hell yeah there's a WS Giants vs Demons game on right now.

Edit: NM Melbourne has two teams.

There are like 9 teams in the city of Melbourne and one way out in the countryside.

Footy is a bit better with concussions because the tackling is just to keep an opponent from passing the ball, as opposed to flattening them to the ground.

Testekill
Nov 1, 2012

I demand to be taken seriously





NTRabbit posted:

Lock Adelaide in for a bottom 4 finish if the season runs to completion

A Magpies staff member tested positive for COVID-19 so yeah, shut it down.

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010



Roxy Roux has taken the 'best name in football' title away from Bonnie Toogood

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

me @ ur posting


Fallen Rib

Testekill posted:

A Magpies staff member tested positive for COVID-19 so yeah, shut it down.

Is in self isolation after returning from overseas, hasn't been to the club, so it is 'okay' but yeah, it'll happen and the season will be suspended sometime soon.

thepokey
Jul 20, 2004

Let me start off with a basket of chips. Then move on to the pollo asado taco.

And I assume the AFL knows it too .. hence shortening the season. So they know if/when they have to shut it all down they have 5 weeks or so they can be without footy and they'd still be following a "normal" time frame. But yeah, it just feels inevitable at some point really.

Quantum Shart
Sep 5, 2011

Oh yeah, baby. Frame your suffering as a masterpiece. Only one problem - no one's watching. It's boring, buddy, boring as death.


sports leagues basically told not to travel domestically so can't see the season continuing

Chairchucker
Nov 14, 2006

The man was stunningly well dressed. He had a smart looking jacket, and a really neat looking cape, the lining of which was shimmering and sparkling in more than Oriental splendour, which is a great deal of splendour indeed, just ask Kipling.



Quantum Shart posted:

sports leagues basically told not to travel domestically so can't see the season continuing

I feel like the AFL is one league that maybe could, by just having the entire comp take place in Melbourne.

They still shouldn't, though, IMO.

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

i wear this armour to protect myself from the histrionics of hysterical women

bitches






The AFL had one glorious weekend of being the biggest sport in the US

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

Baby you can shout at me,
But you can't need my eyes.

NTRabbit posted:

The AFL had one glorious weekend of being the biggest sport in the US

Gil is going to establish a bioterrorism division to try and recreate this

monolithburger
Sep 7, 2011


Long

edit: he's okay!

monolithburger fucked around with this message at 03:21 on Mar 22, 2020

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

me @ ur posting


Fallen Rib

Tough game for the last semi final in the aflw.

Both sides shutting the ball down completely but unable to take advantage and score.

I think the game will break open soon as one side gets tired late in the third quarter.

Come on blues!
https://twitter.com/carltonfc_w/status/1241545579097800704

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

Baby you can shout at me,
But you can't need my eyes.

We’re running out of time to close the season while Melbourne still has a neutral or better record

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

me @ ur posting


Fallen Rib

The absolute most hosed up umpiring call. If this costs us the game..

https://twitter.com/CarltonFCBlues/status/1241563637183057920?s=19

What a disgrace

monolithburger
Sep 7, 2011


Kick a bloody goal, St. Kilda.

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snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010



That advantage call was pretty ordinary

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