#12 – Collingwood Magpies By Tai I have never been (nor will I ever be) a Collingwood supporter. I’m only writing this because the number of literate Collingwood supporters who wanted to write this article was as many as the amount of front teeth that their supporter base has – zilch. Anyway, here I […]Read more "RSM 2015 – #12 – Collingwood Magpies"
#11 – BRISBANE LIONS By Jonesy Before there was the Crows or Power, to watch the AFL while retaining hatred for all things Victorian you had to go for either the Bears (that’s Brisbane for you young’ns) or Eagles & with Queensland stock in my blood it was the Bears all the way since […]Read more "RSM 2015: #11 – Brisbane Lions"
THIS YEAR AT THE RHYCE SHAW MEDAL, WE DECIDED TO LET THE FANS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES IN DESCRIBING THE INS AND OUTS OF SUPPORTING THEIR PARTICULAR FOOTBALL CLUBS. THEY HAVE UNIQUE INSIGHTS INTO THE APPROPRIATE HAPPY AND SAD EMOJIS TO USE WHEN SUPPORTING THEIR PARTICULAR TEAMS AND, USUALLY, A FORM OF ONE-EYED SUPPORT THAT EVERYONE ELSE FINDS […]Read more "RSM 2015: #15 – Carlton Blues"
The 2015 AFL season is shaping up to be one of the most intriguing yet. But you can read about that anywhere. You come here for foolishly biased fan perspective and sheer comedy. So enjoy this year’s season previews: by the fans, for the fans. The Official Rhyce Shaw predictions, team-by-team. Order as per our […]Read more "2015 AFL Season Preview"
Ah, AFL Trade Week. Is there another event in all of sports that has so much hype for so little reward? Routinely, trade week means nothing. Just rumors, innuendo, and the inevitable news that a player who was mediocre on one team has decided to go and be mediocre on another team. BUT NOT THIS […]Read more "Gill and Pad’s Excellent Adventure: A Trade ‘Week’ Rundown"
This was not your grand-daddy’s Rhyce Shaw Medal count. This was not a ‘contest’, in the traditional sense of the word. It was a one-sided, show-ponying parade of incompetence. A single-handed, virtuoso performance that at times defied logic and the laws of football. A Usain Bolt-esque thrashing that left competitors staggering and reeling at the sheer […]Read more "The 2013 Rhyce Shaw Medal"
There is a fantastic scene in one of the all-time great Simpsons episodes, “Homer At The Bat.” Mr Burns has constructed his MLB superteam that has gradually deconstructed one by one, due to Ken Griffey’s swollen head, Steve Sachs’ innumerable homicide arrests and Don Mattingly’s imaginary sideburns. The Power Plant employees all take their spots back […]Read more "Adam Goodes, Eddie Maguire and the Heartbreak Kid."