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Grand Final traditions

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagleE, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. eagleE

    eagleE Active Member

    +92 /0
    Looking through the Telecrap this week with their nostalga pictures a few things came to mind on things that aren't done in grand finals that I miss.
    The first is the players running out in numerical order with the captain first.
    I used to really love that anticipating if the would walk out, jog or sprint it.
    The other is the chairing of the captain or long standing player. I don't remember the last time I saw a player chaired off the field. I didn't see it when Menzies retired. It would have been fitting.
  2. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 /0
    Half time show including tina turner singing "Simply the best"
  3. jaime

    jaime Member

    +0 /0
    Aaah the memories...
  4. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +16,488 /322
    When I lived in the country, and when Manly wasn't playing my tradition was,

    Invite the mates over about 10.00am
    Fire up the telly and spear the Keg
    About midday fire up the BBQ, just steak and onion, or sausage sangas' nothing fancy, can't spoil the beers
    About 1.00pm start the internal betting (max bet was $50)
    2.00pm watch Tina Turner or whomever sing
    2.55pm settle down for the afternoon in front of the telly
    5.00pm celebrate whomever won
    6.00pm continue with the keg until dry
    8.00pm more sangas (steaks were gone by that time)
    10.00pm wife gets the ****s and goes to bed
    11.00pm Rum bottle comes out
    Midnight wife tells boys to piss off haven't you had enough booze yet

    Thankfully it was a public holiday on Monday

    I miss tradition, it's all different now, I left most of my mates in NSW, there's no public holiday here on Monday plus I am older and can't handle the pace.

    I REALLY miss tradition.
  5. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 /0
    Aaah the memories...

    Thats my 1st memory actual memory
  6. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +7,025 /106
    drink beer, not this year though. Doing it sober. I forget what footy is like sober
  7. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo

    +662 /35
    same here
    ill be doing GF day sober as part of ocsober

    infact i didnt drink GF day 08 is awesome i can remember every moment of that great day
  8. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member

    +626 /12
    Don't watch the footy sober, guys.

    You'll ruin it. Remember when Homer went to the baseball sober?

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