Aug 17, 2020
AFL Mad Scramble: Day Twenty One
A column every day for twenty days, as we get more football than we even asked for.
Occasionally, this column will even mention football but rarely sensibly.
Tom Lynch’s fist (53) v Sam Collins’s stomach (32)
Well, we made it.
Thirty-three games in 20 consecutive days, or ‘Twenty days that launched 20,000 divorces’ as I like to call it.
It’s been a marathon and a sprint and while there’s been fun at times, I need a few days off to ‘process’ everything, as an awful person might say.
This wasn’t a classic to go out on though.
The Suns at times looked like pinching this from Richmond, who were a bit like the Great Southern Stand, they looked tired, with a few bits that desperately need an upgrade.
The mantra going into this from Damien Hardwick was for discipline, which made Tom Lynch whacking Sam Collins in the stomach an even sillier than normal decision.
I’m not sure why Lynch suddenly feels the need to start whacking people, sure 2020 makes us all feel like that, but you don’t do it.
Why can’t Lynch just push the frustration deep down inside himself and then sob in the shower for a few hours like the rest of us?
The Suns really blew this, they were right in the contest and their tackling was great, but they just lack the experience and the skill under pressure to get past a team like Richmond.
So that’s the Festival of Footy done. We’ve got another one coming up in a bit, so I’ll be back to daily columns then, but in the short term I’ll go back to the Knee Jerk Reaction and Highly Unhelpful Guides.
Thanks to everyone for reading and those who became supporters. I hope this nonsense provide some distraction from the hellfire we are currently experiencing.
We will get through this, we’ll whinge and complain about it sure, but we’ll still come out the other side.
And when we do, I’m totally up for drinking with all of you because I need human contact right now like the Crows need AFL players.
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