As a youth I supported Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (effecting numerous illegal entries into Brookvale Oval via a storm water drain that crossed a ground boundary) but, with my long-term change in residency, my allegiances have shifted to favour the Melbourne Storm who pulled off a remarkable NRL Grand Finals Victory last night at Telstra Stadium. The Sea Eagles put up a good fight but were outclassed by formidable defence and a generally better team.
Unusually, it was a football-dominated weekend for me with Saturday afternoon being taken up by the total annihilation of Port Adelaide by Geelong in the AFL Grand Final. For Geelong it marked the end of a 44 year old drought and, on the day, their victory was overwhelming – the 119 point margin being a record for AFL Grand Finals. Yet again, Melbourne is the sports capital of Australia and perhaps the world.