Sorry, my post wasn’t aimed at the OP, but at the dimwit I quoted. However, I disagree with the premise that a supposedly national competition should glorify and honour the achievements of one league over all others.Have the greatest respect for the Eagles and what they have achieved. That is not the point of this thread. Just because we celebrate the current doesn't mean we ignore the past.
The very fact that non-Victorian teams are still labeled as interstate says a lot about how close we are to a truly national competition.