AFL "Star" Label & Unnecessary Wife Watch

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LordLucifer

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Mar 20, 2002
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We have spoken about this before but i thought it as worth monitoring how woeful the media are when it comes to their inflated descriptions of players and or their pumped up wife watch obsession.

Here is the latest offering :

Emily McKay parties hard after her shock split from AFL star Majak Daw (msn.com)

First of all, I have no friggen' idea who that woman is and I'm struggling to understand how Majak qualifies to be "star" player.

And doesn't this look desperate for material to write about :

But the former WAG put her heartache behind her on Friday, as she partied the day away with her pals including Bec Judd and Nadia Bartel in Melbourne
 

Nostradumbass

BigFooty Legend
Oct 2, 2007
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Good to see Hardwick's having a good time.
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The Sultan

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 29, 2007
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We have spoken about this before but i thought it as worth monitoring how woeful the media are when it comes to their inflated descriptions of players and or their pumped up wife watch obsession.

Here is the latest offering :

Emily McKay parties hard after her shock split from AFL star Majak Daw (msn.com)

First of all, I have no friggen' idea who that woman is and I'm struggling to understand how Majak qualifies to be "star" player.

And doesn't this look desperate for material to write about :


some random north player who’s name escapes me (shows you how relevant he was) was featured in an article about breaking up with his “influencer” partners and some Insta-posts.
 

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MauroFogheri

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I have pretty much had the biggest crush on Christian Petracca's mother Elvira since he was drafted, so I would prefer more of her thankyou 🥰
 

WeMissYouMarkCoughlan

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May 21, 2019
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Editors call these guys ‘stars’ because they know people will comment whinging about them being called a ‘star’ which will increase the article’s exposure on people’s feeds 🤦‍♂️
 

wagstaff

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Nov 28, 2001
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Hetald Sun website has been seriously ramping up these stories on wives and girlfriends of AFL players recently. As uninteresting it is to me there must be a decent readership for these stories.
 

Bradkli

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Apr 11, 2012
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Hetald Sun website has been seriously ramping up these stories on wives and girlfriends of AFL players recently. As uninteresting it is to me there must be a decent readership for these stories.

These articles are often their most read, which is why we are seeing more and more of them..it’s only going to get worse... the worst part is, the “journos” get bonuses for how many clicks and subscriptions they get from their articles.

We are living in pathetic “journalistic” times.
 

Off Tap

The sleeping giant is now awake...
May 13, 2007
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Hetald Sun website has been seriously ramping up these stories on wives and girlfriends of AFL players recently. As uninteresting it is to me there must be a decent readership for these stories.
My Mrs follows a few of their Insta accounts of the more popular ones. I was shocked as to the level that she knew about the products they were pushing and what was happening in their lives.

Chicks love it.
 

mr bagcroft

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May 19, 2017
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Editors call these guys ‘stars’ because they know people will comment whinging about them being called a ‘star’ which will increase the article’s exposure on people’s feeds 🤦‍♂️
I think if you play AFL at all, and I mean at all, your a "star" by default.
 

SBYM

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Oct 9, 2009
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I think if you play AFL at all, and I mean at all, your a "star" by default.

Exactly this.

'Star' has always been the entry-level descriptor.

Star > champion > legend > and so on...
 

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Spearman

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Sep 15, 2017
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One way to fix it is don't contribute to their salaries. Don't click on or consume their social media, website articles etc. You'll get whatever worthwhile news or gossip here on the forums anyway. ;)
 

wertystyy

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Nov 11, 2021
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I think that they themselves increase the popularity of some personalities who are definitely not stars. There are so many people with temporary popularity these days.
 

Mentallo

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Apr 23, 2005
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Blokes at the bottoms of packs rejoice as Good Old Mummy "accidentally" lands into them with his knees.

Much to the mirth of commentators like James Brayshaw.
Concussion and injuries are a serious injury though.

I will put my house on someone like Brayshaw eulogizing Mummy the first GWS game he calls this year.
 

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