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30 Day Blogging Challenge – Day 13

A date you would love to go on

Hmmm, a date I would love to go on?  That’s a tough one, because I think my idea of dating is a little different to what society frames dating as.  Dating to me is just spending time with the man I love so I can get to know him more.

But, if I could choose something special?  Going out together to something we both enjoy, like the footy or theatre…

Oh, wait…we’re doing that twice next week!

There you go.  There’s my answer.

Another short one, but I’ve got Anzac Day on the brain right now.  So, let me take you on a tangent for a moment, since I’ve mentioned the footy.

Collingwood beating Essendon today made me somewhat emotional.  Perhaps it’s just the flow on effect of the Dawn Service and the added atmosphere of the ceremony at the ground, but it really moved me today.

I don’t think I’ve ever been as vocal whilst watching my boys play on TV.  Not in some time at least.  And the number of first timers and young players…and Cloke’s two goals from set shots.  Take that haters!

I cannot wait for the game next Friday.  Bring on the Blue-baggers.  We can take them on.  I’m cautiously optimistic.  Gosh…I’m going to be at the G for the second time [and then a third] in my life.  Can not wait.

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Australian Rules Football, Magpies, and Other Stuff

 It’s September, footy season. That is AFL, not soccer, not NFL, not NRL [even though it is NRL finals season as well].

The team I support, Collingwood Magpies are finally in a Grand Final, the first since losing the double of 2002/2003 against Brisbane Lions. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about a football match for a very long time. I have to say, that usually I don’t get super excited about sport. But, when it comes to the teams I root for? That’s a different story. I guess it helps that I’m slowly gaining an understanding of the code.

This wikipedia article has a lot of information on the game itself. 

This one outlines the League itself.

This one explains the positions. 

My favourite Pies player is Travis Cloke, he’s centre-half forward and is a pretty good player, he’s only young as well, 23 years old. 

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So, anyway, that’s it for me.

Some questions:

1. What is your favourite team sport to watch, or support?
2. Are you a fanatic, or do you just support because of family or friends?
3. When the finals seasons for your preferred sport comes round [if this is relevant] what do you do?

Oh, by the way, the magpies we in Australia have are these birds:

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Oh, one more thing, Swanny is up for the Brownlow Medal. :D.

[Dane Swan –
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Posted in Football

Australian Rules Football, Magpies, and Other Stuff

 It’s September, footy season. That is AFL, not soccer, not NFL, not NRL [even though it is NRL finals season as well].

The team I support, Collingwood Magpies are finally in a Grand Final, the first since losing the double of 2002/2003 against Brisbane Lions. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about a football match for a very long time. I have to say, that usually I don’t get super excited about sport. But, when it comes to the teams I root for? That’s a different story. I guess it helps that I’m slowly gaining an understanding of the code.

This wikipedia article has a lot of information on the game itself. 

This one outlines the League itself.

This one explains the positions. 

My favourite Pies player is Travis Cloke, he’s centre-half forward and is a pretty good player, he’s only young as well, 23 years old. 

Image

So, anyway, that’s it for me.

Some questions:

1. What is your favourite team sport to watch, or support?
2. Are you a fanatic, or do you just support because of family or friends?
3. When the finals seasons for your preferred sport comes round [if this is relevant] what do you do?

Oh, by the way, the magpies we in Australia have are these birds:

Image

Oh, one more thing, Swanny is up for the Brownlow Medal. :D.

[Dane Swan –
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