Not enough has been written about the art of being underwhelmed by football. Certainly not in the past week, after a few days of finals footy that began as engrossing and ended up as epic, heralding a media deal equivalent to Fiji’s GDP.
But for the neutral supporter, there is a sense of AFL ennui this weekend, particularly in the context of it approaching the middle of September. To use the words of Ross Lyon: “Sometimes it’s just… it wasn’t vibing. There was no vibe.”
Forgetting for a moment that most AFL clubs purposefully have nothing to do with sports betting sponsorships, the league’s official sports wagering partner has this week’s visiting teams, Brisbane and Fremantle, as clear outsiders.
As you roll this week’s games around in your mind, the primary emotion is, well, a little meh. But roll them around with a can of Red Bull and some crushed…