Brisbane Lions play in a recent post titled -
Shamanism and Footy?
and outside the stadium were people from the Herald Sun newspapers handing out free papers to footy fans as they entered the stadium.
|The piles of free Herald Sun newspapers outside the MCG, June 25th, 2016|
|An election campaign sign I saw when walking to the MCG|
And that election result ended up being a debacle that took a long time to sort out which party actually won, with no party really having much power to do anything with an almost drawn result.
Going With the Flow in Devonport on My Last Day in Tasmania
|The Red Lion on the Tasmanian state flag;-)|
|England leaving the European Cup in 2016|
Euro 2016: England loses to Iceland
Australia had lost to England by the same score a few months before in a friendly game in Australia, so I couldn't gloat at England's loss as much as I would like to unfortunately.
|The final placings for the 2016 table|
|Richmond station SWAN street tram stop?! A minor premiership omen?|
|Can the G win the final at the G?|
And since there are no team of black swans, I'd have to put my money on the Adelaide Crows winning the AFL grand final this year, especially with all of the crows I have seen this year on my road-trips across Australia.
|"Everything on the Crows to win the grand final, please" ;-)|
And if Trump ends up winning the Presidency in the USA this year that will be more than a black swan event, that will be a very black day indeed.
But not by much, I fear.
To be honest the only team I couldn't bear to see win is Hawthorn for obvious reasons (if you follow the AFL) with me being a Brisbane Lions supporter.
"Horus, the hawk-headed lord of magic and war, was arguably the most important god in the Egyptian pantheon.
He is closely identified with the sun and is the avenger of his father Osiris's murder by his brother Set.
Horus is the central deity worshiped in the rite of modern magicians, as the sun who does not die, and the falcon whose eyes are the sun and moon"
The above passage is from, 'The Book of Secrets', by Daniel Pineda.
UPDATE: 17th September, 2016
I don't have to worry about the hawk-headed lord of magic (Hawthorn) pulling a forth premiership in a row out of his hat, as the underdogs...or should that be undergods(?)...ended Hawthorn's season with a 23 point win last night -
Western Bulldogs end Hawthorn Hawks' AFL reign, winning semi-final by 23 points
"The Western Bulldogs have ended Hawthorn's quest for four straight AFL premierships with a 23-point semi-final triumph.
The Bulldogs mauled the Hawks in the second half on Friday night at the MCG, kicking 10 goals to five and winning 16.11 (107) to 12.12 (84)."
|Bulldogs and underdogs?!|