Unfortunately, I got sick this weekend, so I wasn’t able to watch any of the matches. It’s a good thing too, because boy oh boy Geelong is sucking the royal balls!
This week’s loss to Fremantle is worrying. Two straight blowout losses is not a good start to the season. If things don’t improve, I may be cheering for the AFL equivalent of the Bucs.
Here are the rest of the results:
|Friday, April 10|
West Coast Eagles 20.11 (131) Carlton 9.8 (62)
|Saturday, April 11|
Richmond 9.12 (66) Western Bulldogs 12.13 (85)
GWS Giants 15.11 (101) Melbourne 8.8 (56)
Collingwood 9.9 (63) Adelaide Crows 12.18 (90)
Gold Coast Suns 10.16 (76) St Kilda 16.8 (104)
Port Adelaide 6.8 (44) Sydney Swans 14.8 (92)
|Sunday, April 12|
Geelong Cats 9.6 (60) Fremantle 15.14 (104)
Essendon 12.6 (78) Hawthorn 11.10 (76)
North Melbourne 20.13 (133) Brisbane Lions 7.9 (51)
So far, Adelaide look to be the best team in the league. Hawthorne lost a close one, but are probably better than the rest of the unbeatens. If you click on the link, you will see the headline of the year. We all need more Hooker heroics in our lives. Let’s watch them on video:
It is interesting to note that there are only 5 unbeaten teams after two rounds, which speaks to how even the teams are. After next week, we may only have one or two unbeatens.
Let’s take a look at the standings, shall we?
One thing you will notice is that they call the standings the Ladder. That makes sense since teams try to “climb the ladder” to success. Also, it is sponsored by a company that makes ladders. Corporate synergy! I’m surprised Goodell hasn’t gotten in on this prime sponsorship opportunity!
Another thing you will notice is that they use a percentage to distinguish among tied teams. This percentage is based on the number of points you score divided by the number of points your opponents score. It’s actually a great metric since it essentially says that a 5 point victory in a low scoring game is more important than a 5 point victory in a high-scoring game. Yet another thing that makes a lot of sense that the NFL should implement but probably won’t!
Apologies for the abbreviated post, but I’ve been in bed all weekend and not the fun way. See you all next week!