2010 AFL Grand Final Drinking Game

Posted: September 22, 2010 in Collingwood, Football, Media Watch, Sport
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This Saturday is AFL Grand Final day with Collingwood taking on St Kilda for the premiership. I know that watching the Magpies smash the Saints is excitement enough for some of us, but for those who may get a little bored during Channel 7s telecast there is always the 2010 AFL Drinking Game. Here are a few of the rules to the game…

  1. Anytime that 1966 is mentioned – take a drink
  2. Anytime Bruce McAvaney says the word ‘special’ – take a drink
  3. Anytime the cameraman focuses on ‘Molly’ Meldrum or Eddie McGuire in the crowd – take a drink
  4. Anytime that the name Barry Breen is mentioned – take a drink
  5. If we get the tips of Channel 7 celebrities like Kochie, Matt White, Larry Emdur, Alf from Home & Away or any other person who knows nothing about AFL footy – take a drink
  6. Anytime that Channel 7 talks about the latest betting trends and the odds for the match – take a drink (If it is David Schwartz doing this then you have to skol a full stubby)
  7. If Channel 7s production value has not improved since 1989 – take a drink
  8. Anytime the camera focuses on Joffa Corfe and his gold jacket – take a drink
  9. If in the pre-game telecast anyone talks about Lou Richards or Darrel Baldock – take a drink (Have an additional drink if they are interviewed)
  10. Anytime that Denis Cometti makes one of those smart-arsed, off the cuff comments that you know that he’s rehearsed all week – take a drink
  11. Anytime the umpire stuffs up bouncing the ball – take a drink
  12. If Steven Baker hits a Collingwood player – take a drink
  13. Anytime a commentator talks about X-Factor – take a drink
  14. If Sandy Roberts is commentating – take a (very big) drink (of something with a high alcohol content). Believe me, it’s the only way you’ll make it through the telecast with your sanity intact
  15. Anytime that umpire ‘Razor’ Ray Chamberlain decides he wants to be in the spotlight and gives a contentious free-kick – take a drink
  16. Anytime that Travis Cloke misses a goal – take a drink
  17. Anytime that Justin Koschitzke accidentally injures one of his team mates through his own unco-ordination – take a drink
  18. Anytime that Stephen Milne throws a punch – take a drink
  19. Anytime that Nick Reiwoldt berates his team-mates for not kicking the ball to him – take a drink
  20. Anytime Dayne Beams misses a goal – take a drink
  21. If Cometti uses the cliche ‘the Magpies swoop’ – take a drink
  22. Anytime the commentator use the phrase ‘Saints footy’ – take a drink
  23. Anytime Dane Swan gets a possession – take a drink
  24. If the pre-game entertainment is crap – take a drink (If it involves Angry Anderson and the Batmobile  – take another drink)
  25. Anytime a commentator mentions the new 7Mate TV channel – take a drink bonus drink if they talk about Jersey Shore or Family Guy
  26. Anytime the commentators mention how unlucky Dane Swan was to not win the Brownlow Medal – take a drink
  27. If Jim Stynes is interviewed during the pre-game telecast – take a drink
  28. If Nick Riewoldt cries after the match – take a drink (same goes for Mick Malthouse)
  29. If Channel 7 cuts off the telecast at 6pm to go to the news, regardless of whether the winning team has sung their theme song – take a drink
  30. If you wish that Channel 10 were televising the game instead of Channel 7 (I empathise with you) – take a drink

This is probably all of the rules that I have come up with so far, although there are undoubtedly many more. I don’t advocate anyone actually following this by the way, because if you did you’ll be suffering alcohol poisoning just by following rule number 1 alone, as I know that 7 will mention 1966 hundreds of times before the game actually starts. You may have gathered that I am not impressed with Channel 7s football coverage and you would be correct. In my opinion the biggest problem with 7 is that their coverage is the same as it was in 2001. It learnt nothing from the innovative ways in which 9 telecast the footy from 2002-2006 or the way that Channel 10 has broadcast the football since 2001. They just picked up from where they left off and have not added anything of substance to their coverage. Hopefully Channel 9 will regain some of the rights in 2012 after the current deal finishes.

As for my prediction for the Grand Final, I hope Collingwood win but I am not willing to tip them that as it would be bad luck. (I’m very superstitious!)

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Comments
  1. P. Brent says:

    That’s alot of rules for a drinking game. You’ll get drunk from trying to follow the rules…lol

  2. Millsie says:

    That’s the whole point

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  5. Millsie says:

    Hey, I was almost right with the cameras focussing on the crowds instead of the game. However it was Eric Bana and not Molly Meldrum representing St Kilda.

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