Richmond Ends 37-Year Grand Final Drought With Fairytale Win

Ending a 37-year long drought, Richmond have taken out the 2017 AFL Grand Final, with the Tigers claiming a decisive 60-108 win over the Adelaide Crows.

While Crows fans will be crying for the usual reasons (the immense heartbreak of a finals loss), Tigers fans are crying at the sheer, miraculous beauty of taking out a premiership immediately after having a huge dud year in 2016, as Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt put it in a post-game interview with Channel 7: “We finished 13th on the ladder last season. Lost the last game by 110 points. And now we’re fucking premiers.”

The Tigers’ Dustin Martin is presumably (deservedly) feeling like hot shit right now, receiving the Norm Smith medal less than a week after receiving the Brownlow, all the while basking in the glory of being on a premiership winning team. Probably feels about as good or better as when you nail a reverse park.

Not so surprisingly, Tigers fans were stoked as:

Well bloody done, legends.