- Apr 20, 2015
- AFL Club
Afternoons are much better and polls consistently show people prefer that to the night time.
Too bloody right. I sat with a mate and the dear wife and tried to keep a lid on it. Lit a fire in the backyard and pretended that I was having fun. To bad about the BBQ that starts at noon. To bad about the beers and the laughs and the generally great day with a yard full of dogs and kids and adults shouting at the TV. Nah, it's all about the bells and whistles and the TV ratings. The most hollow GF I can remember, and I'm a Tiger.
Not to mention every pub/bar/casino in metro Melbourne packed with people absolutely sloshed by gametime because they've been in their since 11am.Wait until next year when the police complain because 60k of the grand final crowd turn up to the game smashed, fights break out, some get kicked out and some can’t even get in. It won’t be pretty having a night GF in Melbourne. People will still start drinking at 10am and it will end up a nightmare for the AFL.
It's not just about the game, it's about the whole day. We get a public holiday so everyone can get prepared. Friends, family day, not just a game of football. Tradition is still important even in 2021.The game is so skillful and entertaining day or night would be just as good