For those of us licking our wounds after watching our respective NRL teams take the required number of beatings to eliminate them from semi-final contention, it is time to pick another horse to ride through September.
Very few people switch off completely when their mob is rendered an also-ran and depending on rivalries, history and personal experience, most will have a team or two that they would not mind seeing lift the trophy in 2022.
However, there will also be strong sentiments in many that will have people passionately hoping that certain teams do not earn the right to the silverware in early October.
So what are the most bearable and least offensive premiership narratives that could play out across the next month? Which teams…