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I've heard some scuttlebutt it may be delayed to the 2nd half of 2022, that could play in our favour with a player like Mimi Hill.
“For me personally how I deal with it was that I know every single person asking me a question can’t play as well as I can and never will,” she said.
“So no matter what you say or what you write, you’ll never light a candle to me.
“That’s how I deal with it. But each person deals with it differently.”
I hope our club and and all AFL players take note when being hounded by AFL Media like Flubbo, Caro, Barrett, Stevens, Nhial and / or various Social Media vloggers / bloggers!
The claim is that Indonesian sub was sank by China to draw regional surveillance craft away from regular duties.
Apparently China wants to move some of it's own subs into close proximity to eavesdrop on us or some neighbours, and have done so by drawing craft capable of detecting them away as part of the search. Surely not!
If it hasn't already stitched up clubs, for example us with Bri Davey leaving, it's only a matter of time before it bites some club. I'm very surprised it's allowed, within a team it's basically a workplace relationship, and when they go bad they often burn down the house!
It also comes across a tad unprofessional.
But at the weekend I felt I saw children exposed to something that was deeply inappropriate, a Trans Easter Bunny!
I doubt this was official, it looked to be more of a spur of the moment, publicity or political stunt. A +6ft Trans Easter Bunny roaming around a hardware store property dressed more like a Rocky Horror Show hybrid. Now, in the evening in the CBD, around say the Comedy Festival, perhaps even through licensed food halls where children do not gather, it seems light-hearted in the appropriate environment, a bent version of a flower seller perhaps. But a +6ft Trans Easter Bunny giving kids eggs at a hardware store just seems to pail too far. The look on some of the little kids getting eggs was at a minimum bemusement, that's a nice way to put it, I saw some parents march kids off in the other direction. I had to empathise with those parents, because it didn't feel appropriate at all, it felt like political provocation if not a subtle form of conditioning/grooming. But who or what is being groomed, the kids or the public's tolerance?
It's highly unlikely there was any law being broken, I doubt any of the little kids reflected or determined on any identity despite appearing unsure, and I wonder if that in itself is a worry!
PS; I didn't quite describe this correctly, there was a Giant Easter Bunny, man/woman in suit type being guided/accompanied/assisted by a Trans Easter Bunny in a more Playboy Easter Bunny type outfit. A work associate believes he's seen them before, the assistant is dressed as Jessica Rabbit from the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Even so, perhaps I'm wrong but it still seems inappropriate.
Getting ready to watch the footy from home today I got a hankering for a pie, footy food given it's near impossible to get a decent VFL style hamburger at the AFL.
But while preparing to heat a few party types, round and rectangle, I couldn't help but ponder if people have a preference for the shape.
( Assuming rectangular includes square. )
So lets put it to a vote and see if there is any bias!
The kid is no longer a kid, and he's just sensational!
Loynes and Downie to depart the Blues
It sounds more like a Simmo type retirement!
Not that I'm saying that the time isn't right, just do not like the slimy feeling this sort of spin leaves! If this has been on the cards for some time it perhaps explains some of the team's general body language, stuff like this can be quite divisive.
I'm almost certain the vast bulk of this speculation, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, mRNA, etc., etc., will be more about dubious sales techniques than science, if you are having trouble getting a foot in the door spread an anonymous malicious rumour about the opposition!
While discussing speed and agility with a sport keen scientist she shared a bit of information with me. It was in relation to acceleration and short sprints and reaction time. Apparently, the key to some people dominating short standing start sprint trials, is that they prepare differently. Most people brace their rear leg to push of aggressively as quickly as possible but have weight over the front leg, but those who are dominant in winning short standing start sprints, even if they do not have top speed, prepare for launch by taking as much weight off their front leg as possible. Apparently this delay in getting off the line is primarily related to the time it takes to lift and transfer weight off your front leg, which can be as much as a 1/10th from zero to motion.
Can anyone with an athletics / sprint background verify this concept, I realise most won't have an extensive standing start background?
For context, she made this comment when discussing the new "Stand" rule, she said those in the know will need to make a guess about the direction change, and as such they should be quite successful at pegging opponents when they guess correctly, but no better than 50/50 if their opponents behave randomly.
FWIW, I couldn't find much searching on the interwebs, I did find the average athlete reaction time to external stimulus is about 250mS +/- 50mS, so maybe that is where the 1/10th hides.
50,000 fans at this stage not a bad result, not really any different to an inclement weather result. I think if I recall correctly it doesn't affect us anyway because we killed off the shared gate deal a couple of years back.
As much as there are complaints, we might actually find new interest if some rank outsiders can get a run on.
Is it primed for some resilient kids to sweep away the old pros?
Some venues and nice ones I've stumbled across recently.
Brownstone Brewery (Eumemmering (Dandenong)
Rusty Sailor, American IPA, 5.8%. put some hairs on those chests for serious IPA drinkers.
Hop Shop (Playne St Frankston)
Playne St Pale ALE, 4.2%, Aussie IPA, hoppy, fruity, mid-strength so you can enjoy more than one pint in summer, ...... Er. I think!
Hawker Hall (Chapel St, Sth Yarra)
Fury, 5.2% American IPA, not sure if it was the combination of food and beer but the beer was mighty fine!
If we can get enough geographic coverage we'll build a a suitable list of day trip targets!
I do not get why networks think it's acceptable to allow commentators to commentate on their own clubs/teams. Today it's Mark Waugh commentating his Sydney Thunder vs Melb Stars, it's horrendous and I have to switch off. I'm not sure if that's because BBL is a bit passé, but it's not helped by Waugh who turned into broadcast Valium when the Stars were actually scoring against his team. He was so sour he made normal sour look sweet, and they want people to pay for the right to turn this crap on!
Not a word about two very ordinary LBWs, then Waugh talks up the Thunder bowlers except that two of the opposition's main batsmen weren't out by the laws of the game!
FWIW, the same applies to AFL, I just can't tolerate the guys who are unable to leave personal emotions in the shed when they commentate their own clubs. A few are bit more professional than others, McGuire is quite good when commentating Collingwood, but the bulk of them are horrendously conflicted and drag down the already ordinary quality!
These guys will be on big dollars to gee up the games and build some interest, spudding it up doesn't count or qualify as a wage earner!
So I think the rule should be no, with no exceptions!
Am I unfair?