Please excuse the lack of recent posting as I'm currently preoccupied with preparing for an upcoming Web project. News of this soon.
Here's a quick thought on yesterday's AFL grand final. Despite being a Collingwood fan I can't help but commiserate with Port Adelaide's disastrous result. As a long-suffering St George rugby league supporter I know only too well the long term effects of such a record losing grand final.
In 1975 Saints were whitewashed 38-0 by Eastern Suburbs, in what came to be known as the 'white boots' grand final. St George legend Grames Langlands took the field injured, only to spend the game 'in a field of fairies', after an overdose of pain killers. Sadly, he was totally useless.
And just to compound the misery he inexplicably broke with tradition and choose to wear gleaming white football boots for the game !?
As a result of this ignominious thrashing I have a friend who, anytime he wants to push a button, quietly says to me, "Mate, white boots..." In much the same way my son will occasionally remark on my wedding suit choice from that year, "Dad, brown suit..."
Grand finals can be cruel and some games are best forgotten. Thus I fear Port Adelaide fans are now faced with a psychological hurdle taking a generation or more to overcome, if ever. Good luck to them.
The Pies and Saints for '08 !