MCG Grass Installed at GABBA

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Neale4brownlow

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It'll be interesting to see what they do during the coverage on this topic.

They must know by now it was a dumb decision and is not generating good PR.

But I'd almost guarantee they've got a 3minute montage clip together already for this about Covid/MCG being empty/ and the heroic task of cutting out this piece of hallowed ground and the journey it went on to get to the Gabba.

Someone in AFL headquarters is flipping a coin right now whether they omit it from the telecast to avoid the backlash, or just double down and show it.

On one hand, to ignore what's been done is to concede they're a pack of absolute overpaid morons.

But to double down and praise it during the telecast will do the same thing.
 

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sobrave

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It'll be interesting to see what they do during the coverage on this topic.

They must know by now it was a dumb decision and is not generating good PR.

But I'd almost guarantee they've got a 3minute montage clip together already for this about Covid/MCG being empty/ and the heroic task of cutting out this piece of hallowed ground and the journey it went on to get to the Gabba.

Someone in AFL headquarters is flipping a coin right now whether they omit it from the telecast to avoid the backlash, or just double down and show it.

On one hand, to ignore what's been done is to concede they're a pack of absolute overpaid morons.

But to double down and praise it during the telecast will do the same thing.
It's channel seven, they don't back away from horrible cringeworthy sh*t, they embrace it. See: Bruce leering lecherously over the players shoulders, inches from their faces at the Brownlow, every damn year
 

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Billy ray

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Hell no
Rebel and the Gabba have had this in the pipeline for ages, it's advertisement, the AFL aren't paying a cent.

The Gabba curators don't need AFL approval to look after their oval.
I never said the AFL paid. I was saying they would have had to sign off on it. I mean Rebel would probably want the piece of turf to say Rebel on it too and cant just do that.

Anyway. Hopefully noone does an ACL
 

deanc

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Wisest use of the league's funds and resources since they paid that Meatloaf gastropod $500k.
Interesting related story to Mr Loaf's tragic performance (from a mate who was involved in GF entertainment back then) was that during sound check/rehearsal on the Friday, after it became obvious Mr Loaf was struggling to produce anything that sounded in tune, he was thereafter offered a full lip-sync production, which despite encouragement from the rest of his band he vehemently refused..!
As my mate said at the time they could of pulled any punter from the crowd to sing 'row-row-row your boat' as at least it would of been entertaining...
 
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AwwThatsApples

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At least it's only on the boundary line and not on the field because it's unlikely that Victorian soil would hold well in Queensland conditions. Hopefully, it will be noticeable on broadcast and based on the conditions we should have a nice big puddle casually placed over the boundary.

Delicious - Imgflip
 

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