There’s a big, big sound in the MCG change rooms right now, and yes, it is the sound of GWS Giants tears after an absolute pummelling in this year’s AFL Grand Final.
Much to the dismay of our resident Giants fan, Josie, the Richmond Tigers absolutely dominated in Saturday’s match, winning their 12th flag and second in three years.
The Giants kicked the first goal of the match after 13 minutes of goal-less boredom, with Jeremy Cameron giving GWS fans hope that the mighty Giants might actually win their first premiership.
However, that first goal was one of only three goals scored by the Sydney siders in the entire match. I imagine this is every Giants fan right now.
With only one quarter to go, the Giants measly 2.7 (19) score was the lowest three-quarter-time Grand Final score since 1960, which is… something.
Despite being a Tigers fan, I somehow find myself feeling a little sorry for the Giants and their avid supporters. Maybe it’s just me being brainwashed by my GWS-supporting boss, but I’m honestly a little bummed that we won’t be hearing the big, big sound of a Giants win today.
On a more positive note, Jack Riewoldt made history for being the first player to outscore the entire opposing team in a Grand Final since 1901, which is huge to say the least. Additionally, Josh Caddy got to celebrate his 27th birthday with a nice Grand Final victory. I’m no sports expert, but I imagine winning a premiership is a pretty great way to spend your birthday.
We also saw VFL best-on-ground Marlion Pickett make his AFL debut in the fucking GRAND FINAL. Huge. I don’t understand how he didn’t shit his shorts in front of the huge crowd because that’s a ridiculous amount of pressure to be under. But somehow, the 27-year-old rookie scored a GOAL. Yes, a goal. In the grand final, against some of the best players in the game. As a rookie. Huge. Massive. I do not have words.
GET AROUND HIM!
Marlion Pickett kicks a goal on debut in the #AFLGF
What a story. What a moment. pic.twitter.com/LCkn6gUBUm
— AFL (@AFL) September 28, 2019
But I’m pretty sure the happiest man in the MCG right now is Richmond’s sweetheart Dustin Martin, who is taking home his second Norm Smith Medal, joining only three others who have won the award on multiple occasions.
Ultimately, the Richmond Tigers won with a whopping 114 points to GWS’ 25, so get ready for Melbourne’s CBD to become Tigerland tonight.
♫ For we’re from Tiger
Yellow and Black
We’re from Tigerland. ♫