Definitely a good point and no doubt the Herald Sun and Age journos are mostly watching the games on tv before writing articles and giving votes this year.TBH if I had the commentators on mute I don’t know if grimes would’ve been as clear cut 3 votes for me. They talked him up non stop - yep it was a good game by him but the umps obviously wouldn’t have heard all that so no bias / influence. So maybe 3 votes for television audience but would like to hear from someone at the game.
I’ve seen it happen before the commentators basically choose their 3 and persuade the whole Australian audience but umps saw it differently
It is pretty easy to ignore what they say though if you want to.
Grimes was very good last night but it won’t necessarily correlate to Brownlow votes.
There were no clear midfield stand outs though so a tough game to vote.