Saturday, September 25, 2010

Most Exciting Draw Evah

But still... a draw. I had assumed that the AFL Grand Final last night (PDT) wouldn't be on TV, since ESPN seemed to be putting all their other AFL action on Fortunately, I stumbled on the game in time to catch most of the second half and watch my adopted team, the Magpies, squander a 24 point halftime lead. St. Kilda ended up taking a late lead, but the Magpies struggled back to a one point lead. Unfortunately, Hayes of the Saints managed an amazing one point behind as it took two odd bounces to make it through the goal. Details here.

Better yet, watch the ending yourself. Collingwood Magpies are in black and white vertical stripe, the St. Kilda Saints are in white.

This is the perfect sport to fill the time between the NBA finals and the start of the college football season. But seriously, for Michele's Aussie cousins I have one question, a draw? In the the equivalent of the Super Bowl, there's no rule to conclude the game? Are you kidding me?

This game lends itself to so many really good options. To help out the Aussies and convince ESPN to broadcast more of this great sport I offer the following options so that the Grand Final doesn't end in a draw, waiting another week for a replay.

  1. Sudden death. Like American footy, except perhaps you have to score a goal, not just a behind to win. Maybe you could also win on six behinds.
  2. A ten minute overtime period, sort of like basketball, the game that Aussie Rules Football most reminds me of.
  3. First team to score 9 points or similar, that might be interesting, because getting some behinds would also count for something.
So Aussies, I await your comments. I dare you to defend this outcome on other than economic benefit to the owners.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The B-Daddy Channel - Special Edition Collingwood vs. St. Kilda

Collingwood plays St. Kilda today (Saturday in Australia) for the Premiership at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds. Lacking ESPN3, I can't watch the game live today, but wanted to sing the club song to root on our team.

As a reminder and encouragement I am posting the highlights of arguably the most important Collingwood win of the season, against last year's champion Geelong that sealed their top seeding.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The B-Daddy Channel

This weekend's music comes from the Byrds. I'm feeling pretty good about all the recognition the Tea Party is getting, including the recognition that our effort is necessary to the preservation of the Republic. It's not just about elections, but changing hearts and minds. Any let's enjoy our initial success, have some beers, and remember that there is still much hard work ahead.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The B-Daddy Channel

We're going with Surf music this weekend to celebrate the end of summer. Here are Los Straitjackets performing one of my favorite surf songs, Pacifica.