Norm Smith Medallist
- Mar 22, 2017
- AFL Club
Easy to answer that question. Tom Brady would have won 6 AFL Premierships as well as Super Bowls.What if the inventors of Aussie Rules in 1859, Tom Wills and Co, hadn't included Rule 10 in the original laws of the game - "The ball while in play may under no circumstances be thrown".
How different would the game be with thrown passes rather than handball? Imagine specialist 'quarterback' passers pinpointing 50m balls. How much quicker would clearances be? And how much better would the 2016 Western Bulldogs, already great, have become?
Glad we've got handball - it's unique to our game and structures would be massively different without it - but still an interesting what if.