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Sydney : Australia | Sep 20, 2012 at 4:22 AM PDT
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Well Billy (Billy Birmingham) started it off with the 'AFL tight shorts controversy' and the packed-lunch and meat-and-potatoes and of course, 'it hasn't affected me in the slightest bit at all'. Yes it was the 12th Man's Wide World of Sports. But AFL is more than just tight shorts don't you think? They must really work out to fit into those tight shorts.

But why am I talking about tight shorts in AFL. Looking like the real deal is one thing, being the real deal is another thing. The referee has bounced the ball and the game has begun.

I'll give you my thoughts on AFL, especially from someone who doesn't live in an AFL state like NSW, Australia. Yes I know there's those pecking Sydney Swans and yes they have become an excellent, excellent side. But there is also Rugby League and Rugby Union. Now NSW are shouting Footy, Footy, Footy, but the other states are shouting Footy, Footy, Footy to, but a different type of Footy called AFL, AFL, AFL. Maybe that's why they invented new words for Football like Soccer, AFL and Rugby Union.

So AFL.... it looks like an all-in-rumble. Perhaps Jackie Chan should have based his Rumble in the Jungle on AFL. AFL...it looks like Seagulls at the beach fighting for that lone piece of chips - 'Ar, ar, it's mine, it's mine. Don't touch me, don't come near me, it's my...', well, we can't say chip now can't we, because it is a ball we are talking about here.

I bet Sydney Swans would be reminiscing about the good old days with the new Sydney side fighting for that chip, Greater Western Sydney (GWS). Remember Sydney Swans used to be fairly average Swans lazing about around the lake (don't remind them). Now GWS have the opportunity to collect more chips and become good; and strut their stuff in their new tight shorts - 'so this is what it feels like to wear tight shorts in AFL'.

If you want characters, yep, Western Sydney is the go. It will be the tough. the rough and talented. I know what you are saying; it'll be interesting to see if the GWS boys go for the chip (ball) or the player. This is Western Sydney may I remind you, so other players be warned...potential yes, but please don't get 'em started - 'You talkin' to me? Yeah you with the ball (chip). You talkin' to me?' (Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver). One thing is for sure, it'll be an all-day celebration with plenty of food, music, mean machines and hot girlfriends (you catching the ball or looking at your girlfriend Mr. GWS?). You'll be thinking if this is AFL or the backyard footy neighborhood house party. This might be tougher for GWS than they think. But GWS is from Sydney-land, and if Batman is the Sydney Swans, then Robin is GWS.

LittleIrishman is based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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