What We're Supporting

Commercials aren't superimposed over movies, so why are fans assaulted by gaudy adverts at footy stadiums around the country?

If there is one thing upon which every professional observer of the AFL appears to agree this season, it is that the refurbished Adelaide Oval is a thing of wonder, a work fit to be looked upon with awe by the proverbial despondent mighty. During last Saturdays top-of-the-table clash between Port Adelaide and Hawthorn, the commentators spent almost as much time and energy extolling the marvels of the arena as they did describing the game.

Or, at least, Im assuming that they maintained the pattern theyd established by quarter time for the rest of the match. By then, Id given up, switched off, and gone upstairs to lie down in the dark until the iridescent corporate logos dancing on the insides of my eyelids had desisted.

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