By sheer luck I was able to break through SFO wifi restrictions to view the result.
I regard this little victory against the forces of web freeloading as an enormous omen for future success.
What a huge result! Were the Pies trying?
Maybe Hawthorn will be a bit less arrogant in the lead up to the game. When is it to be played?
I’ve spent the day trying to straighten the kinks out of my spine. From the vantage point of Premium Economy we were able to watch Business Class passengers curl up on their ottomans. BC punters were all cashed-up bogans 30-40 yo. Whereas we PEs were mostly of the moribund class of grey nomads, including the TB ward that hacked and wheezed all night in the seat behind ours.
America is already taking notice of the forthcoming 10th anniversary of 9/11, so I expected some increased edginess from Border Security and Customs. On the contrary, everything was relaxed this end. My fingerprints drew blanks and my irises passed muster.
However, both Maureen and I were patted down at Tullamarine. Clearly we fit the profile of an easy mark unlikely to complain of discrimination.
I was able to catch this on YouTube. Isn’t the ‘net wonderful?