Favourite Sport after Footy?

Favourite sport after footy (Aussie rules)?

  • Basketball

    Votes: 25 15.2%
  • Rugby (league or union)

    Votes: 10 6.1%
  • Soccer

    Votes: 36 21.8%
  • American football/gridiron

    Votes: 18 10.9%
  • Cricket

    Votes: 44 26.7%
  • Baseball

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Ice Hockey

    Votes: 3 1.8%
  • Field Hockey

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Tennis

    Votes: 7 4.2%
  • Netball

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Softball

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 20 12.1%

  • Total voters

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Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 6, 2013
AFL Club
Other Teams
Sixers, Exers, GWS Womens
Cricket is my second favourite.

Got zero interest in American sports. Last time I can remember watching an American sporting game was Ultimate Frisbee about a year ago.

Some of the plays they make are incredible.


All Australian
Jun 14, 2017
AFL Club
Other Teams
Liverpool, AC Milan, North Adelaide
European soccer, NBA, Ice Hockey and Cricket.

NBL is making great progress.

NFL is overrated.


Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 27, 2006
AFL Club
To watch:
Then Volleyball/Swimming/Tennis

To play:
Tennis and Table Tennis

Eternal Schism

Feb 17, 2014
AFL Club
Other Teams
Souths, Red Wings, Lions
Follow the cricket passionately for the tests, go to boxing day every year with my brother. ODI I used to watch more of but really couldn't care less anymore as they have become a bit of a joke with rotations, with almost every one dayer having the same type of feel and progression through the overs. T20 wise I never watch the internationals, watch the Big Bash quite a bit. I've been to a few of the games with friends, good for a fun time but not taken seriously at all by us.

I follow NFL, but never get to see my team playing live because I'm always working the Monday morning, get to catch up on the condensed versions of the games (better viewing anyway).

NHL - I also follow but again time zones issues, most of my time following is watching the highlights and keeping up on the NHL sub reddit.

MLB ditto but also they play too many games so I see maybe 1 of every 15-20 they play. Casually follow as its hard to keep up with sometimes.

NRL - More so looking at highlights as I usually have the footy on during the same timeslot. Always go to the game when they get down here though.


Brownlow Medallist
Dec 21, 2012
AFL Club
Other Teams
Chelsea, Redbacks, Adelaide United
Probably Soccer. Cricket obviously comes before Footy.


Brownlow Medallist
Aug 27, 2014
AFL Club
Other Teams
there are no other teams worthy
Cricket is my second favourite.

Got zero interest in American sports. Last time I can remember watching an American sporting game was Ultimate Frisbee about a year ago.

Some of the plays they make are incredible.
One of their sports I could see myself following if I was born there would be Baseball. I would probably follow that if born there as the default sport to replace watching cricket, being born here. WWF is not american sport as such but more or less, run from there, so that would be the other.


Club Legend
Feb 5, 2018
AFL Club
Other Teams
Chicago Blackhawks Melb Renegades
Always been footy and cricket. Footy is beyond a sport for me. It's a way of life.
Haven't been as disinterested in a summer of cricket as I am for this one coming though. Sandpaper gate combined with channel 7 and Foxtel stealing the rights has killed the excitement.

Getting into the NBA a little. Been playing mixed basketball on Wednesday nights and have a few mates who absolutely froth it so learning bits and pieces about it.
Always enjoyed the NHL. Love the physicality.

Casual fan of UFC. Huge fan of pro wrestling. Controversial to include pro wrestling into this conversation, but i've been making an effort to watch the better wrestling promotions because as an athletic contest it's next level on the entertainment scale. Aleister Black vs Johnny Gargano at the recent NXT Takeover event was the best match i've seen in years. Anything involving Kenny Omega is must-see as well.

Can not get around NFL whatsoever. Tried a few times, but when you are spoilt by Australian rules football as a spectacle, trying to get into a sport that takes so long to play for so little output is super difficult.
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scatman john

Team Captain
Apr 1, 2011
AFL Club
Other Teams
Man U, Ravens, Red Sox, Rip City
Horse racing by the length of the Flemington straight


Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 18, 2009
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Mma (pride only, one, bellator ksw only)

People that watch UFC tend to be scumbags and the dregs of society so I avoid them.


Magical Eagle
Jul 5, 2011
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Scorchers, Black Caps
To watch- Cricket easily, but it's still second to the footy
To participate in- Swimming (which trumps Footy)


Premiership Player
Mar 21, 2008
AFL Club
Other Teams
South Launceston, Tassie Tigers
Footy, cricket and gridiron in a constant revolution depending on my mood or the time of year. Footy probably wins out, because of accessibility and because CA is doing its best to f### cricket as hard as it can off the field, right on the back of its own player's stupid onfield indiscretions, but there's a tragic lifelong loyalty there so I gave it the vote above. Right now, my preoccupation is the Tigers in the Shield and the Rams in the NFL, then the tests, and then a bit of Wolves thrown in. Not even thinking of the AFL at the moment, and next year might be a bit of a writeoff because we'll be in Europe during July and August...

I'm not really an all-sports type, just a fanatic of my fav three. RL gets a clear 4th spot, and I run the RL tipping comp at work, but mainly to recruit the local league fans into the much less popular AFL sister comp! Not into the Olympics, CG, tennis, golf, boxing, anything else really, and some of them I'm quite negative towards…!


Club Legend
Apr 5, 2010
Gothenburg (swe)
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Glory, Hammarby, Ajax, NT Thunder
the only other sports teams that can have an effect on my mood barring the Eagles are:

Perth Glory
Hammarby IF
Netherlands and Australian national soccer teams

I casually follow the Philadelphia Eagles, Perth Wildcats and Montreal Canadiens also, but dont get "down" when they lose.
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