Saturday, September 27, 2008

Australian RULES Football - Grand Final!

The AFL Grand Final is an annual Australian rules football match, traditionally held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia to determine the Australian Football League premiership champions. The game has become significant to Australian culture, spawning a number of traditions and surrounding activities. In 2006, the Sweeney Sports Report concluded that the AFL Grand Final became Australia's most important sporting event, with the largest attendance, metropolitan television audience and overall interest of any annual Australian sporting event. With an official attendance of 97,302 at the 2007 AFL Grand Final, it is currently the best attended domestic club championship event in the world.

Today is THE day!

10 comments:

Jodie Redman said...

Woohoo!! Go Cats!!!! and what a perfect day for it! Did I mention.... Go Cats!!! Have a great day Helen!

Rleen said...

WOW! Helen, that is amazing photo. I love it.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Nichole said...

please forgive my ignorance here, but by football, do you mean football as in tackle and touch down, or football as in soccer?? I only ask because a lot of times they call soccer football, and I have been embarrassed before, more so than having to ask this. hehehe

and that is the most amazing picture.

Leah said...

Oh WOW!!! THat is the most amazing photo and I am getting excited just knowing that you are there!! I hope you have a blast!!!!

Rob said...

No Nichole, it's not soccer, rugby, or American football. In fact, it's not related to any of them historically. Yes, there are some similarities. Note to Americans from an American: find out more about Australian football by going to a site on the sport run by Americans: http://www.afana.com The drop down menu under FAQs has some links to explanations of the game. P.S. there were 45 parties across the US last night with people watching the game.

Nancy said...

97,000 people? that's astounding! that photo is just beautiful!

Christine said...

OMGoodness, what an incredible shot! I'm sure it was a great time!

Val said...

great shot!
hope you enjoy it all

Wendy said...

Oh MY Goodness...this is fantastic!! What team were y'all rooting for and did they win?

Proverbs 31 said...

Great photo Helen but that would be my worse nightmare watching any knid of sport lol!!!!!!!! My husband is such a sport fanatic I think he has put me off for life! Marie x

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