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‘Can Geelong go back to back?’

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The 3 day test strikes again!

It’s a shorter post today but I had to highlight an article which I just saw had come up on The Age. No resting on your laurels, Geelong fans; I hope you enjoyed your 48 hours, because we’re already discussing whether you can do it all again next year.

Early in the life of this blog, I posed a challenge 3 days after the Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat (boooooo!) in 6 games to win the NBA title. Surfing through the various web sites, there was basically no articles relating to the Mavs’ actual victory. It was all about the draft, the future for both Miami and Dallas; basically anything but the quality (monumental) of Dallas’ victory.

It clarified for me the voracious media cycle and the precarious nature of success in sports in the modern era. As soon as you have something you have aspired to for so long, people look to the next story – who or what is next. I’ve lived through the greatest season ever – Essendon in 2000  (only lost 1 game), and by March, I wanted it again.

Your turn, Cats

Click here to see the pros and cons of the new task ahead of Geelong. I hope you enjoyed your 2 days, Cats fans … everyone else is moving on.


About petek8

Pete Evans has just finished going 12 months without watching any sport. The journey stemmed from a sense that the balance was out-of-whack with my time and my priorities. Everything seemed to revolve around creating enough time and space to fit in the last game, games, recap shows or space to surf the net for the latest numbers and analysis. The cycle never ends - one season leads into another, seasons overlap if you follow various sports and the media's insatiable appetite for a new 'story' means that even the greatest of achievements aren't heralded for more than 3 days. So I stepped away from the machine for awhile and intentionally engaging with the journey by writing about it.

2 responses »

  1. Saw that article and did immediately think of your earlier post.

  2. What you say is true, but that’s the reality in most news, sport or otherwise. What did one wise coach once say (Jeansy I think) “todays news wraps tommorow’s fish and chips”. I agree there shoulld be more reports and wrap-up of the victories, but the saturation of the game from every conceivable angle in the Sunday papers kind of limits what more can be said.
    But don’t cry for the Geelong fans mate, they’ve got plenty of memories and footage to keep them happy for a very long time.


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