Neutral fans heading into this Saturday’s massive AFL Grand Final have something of a curious choice to make: Back Richmond, by far the largest team in the league that is on the cusp of dynastic dominance of the entire sport, or back Greater Western Sydney, a plucky group of upstarts from New South Wales that is nonetheless a Frankenstein’s monster brought to life by the AFL.
But for those of you struggling to figure out where to plant your temporary flag, this might sway you in one direction.
For the past few days, footy Twitter has been swamped by a surge of GWS memes thanks to their incredibly good club song.
The tune, which is the only AFL club song performed in a minor key and thus sounds like an imminent communist invasion, warns of a “big, big sound from the west of the town.” And its this mythical din from the opposite of the east that’s got the content meters ticking over.
The Big, Big Sound memes began popping up shortly after the Giants punched their ticket to the 2019 Grand Final after downing Collingwood in last Saturday’s Preliminary Final, and they haven’t stopped since.
Seriously, the gear here. It’s good.
The ground? It’s shaking.
The other teams? They’re quaking.
I'm truly sorry but they bring me such joy pic.twitter.com/VQrl1O7qrD— Joe????Cordy (@JoeCordy23) September 23, 2019
therapist: and what do we say when we feel like this?— claire (@cloxic) September 25, 2019
me: well there’s a big big sound
Me all week when I hear that there's a big big sound from the west of the town: pic.twitter.com/cyVTemUJf3— Ayden Cutajar (@AydenCutajar) September 25, 2019
Marriage isn’t easy and I intend to ensure it stays that way. pic.twitter.com/9M0wItzhAC— Megan Maurice (@meganmaurice) September 25, 2019
Did I do it right? ???? pic.twitter.com/8SiJaLqQOg— maddie (@_maddie_) September 25, 2019
‘coach? i keep hearing a big big sound’ pic.twitter.com/nRlybW27vq— claire (@cloxic) September 25, 2019
▬▬▬.◙.▬▬▬— Steve Smith (@stevesmithffx) September 25, 2019
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╬═╬/▌ dropping in to say
╬═╬/ there’s a big big sound
"There's a big, big sound" https://t.co/eLIwSPbj3o— James McKern (@jLmcKern) September 26, 2019
Honestly though, there’s not many – if any – that are gonna get any better than this one. It’s an absolute corker and worth of a Norm Smith.
That’s a bloody corker. Best on ground. Best & fairest. MVP. Any other accolade you want to heap onto it. Elite-calibre content worthy of an AFL Life Membership.
That’ll do me. With sincere apologies to all my Richmond mates, I’m backing in the Orange Crush on Sunday.
This song is now seared into my brain and I don’t even remotely hate it.
Those horns are damn-near hypnotic, I tell you.