Our Italian Correspondents BYRD, CONTESSA MANSKI and UNCLE EV are wondering who is going to Hit The Road Jack.,,
Ever notice how quitting is vilified as the worst thing you can possibly do, the mark of failure, shame or even worse a sign of weakness?
The reality is deciding whether to leave your sport is always going to be burdensome if not troublesome.
As we all have witnessed so far, the verifiable truth is that there will always be losses, monumental mistakes on and off the field, senior administrators, coaches and players’ no longer seeing eye to eye.
It happens quite a lot in this game.
The sooner you can acknowledge, accept any responsibility in removing that albatross wrapped around your neck, then the honourable thing to do is to put your hands up and just simply walk away from it all.
Learn something from all of the condemnation, concede that you and your playing team will be much better off and that this is just part of the ongoing process in the world of competitive sports.
Is it really that simple?
Some of the senior AFL coaches including well known star players, there are quite a few already as the AFL football world knows it, have passed their use by date, nevertheless are still stubbornly hanging on.
What for? Legendary status?
Play it safe, quit with dignity, otherwise you will be brought into all our critical minds as the disgraceful, incompetent shameful sporting professional.
We all know how the sporting media can be incredibly merciless and very unforgiving.
Mud sticks right?
Capaciously in this social media world of ours, the horrible truth is that concrete definitely sets and it is virtually unbreakable!
Certain individuals have unwillingly processed mentally that now is the time to vanish into mental blankness, nothing but a distant memory.
The burning question is who?…
Luke “St. Luke” Beveridge was unyielding, devotional in his pilgrimage that his devout Bulldogs were last year’s premiership winners: “I’ve come a long way, I can’t quit now!”
Leon “King Of Leon” Cameron typically displaying his blatant disrespect and rudeness towards Luke barked: “Well Luke, my boys and I have no words to describe how we feel about all this. We do however have a ton of obscene gestures to show you.”
Alan “You Can Call Me Al” Richardson had no words of comfort for Alistair, walking inside the change rooms at the University Of Tasmania Stadium – Launceston, Richardson was emotionless: “The time you quit learning is the time you quit playing.”
Ignoring his insult, staring at a mirror inside the change rooms of the University Of Tasmania Stadium, distressed by this shocking discovery as opposed to his fallen Hawks, Alistair’s “Angry Little Man” Clarkson concluded: “Finally I figured out the reason why I look so bad in pictures. It’s my face!”
Brendon “Thor!” Bolton was confident that this win could be highly likely, given that Bolts and his Blue boys have already been plunged into the bottomless pit of the AFL ladder cautioning: “Everything happens for a reason Jonno. But sometimes the reason is that you’re stupid and you continually keep making bad decisions.”
Overcome and beaten, John “Here’s Johnny!” Longmire could barely only articulate: “My luck is so bad at the moment, If I bought a cemetery, people will stop dying.”
“Have you ever listened to someone for a while and wondered…who ties your shoe laces for you?” Ken “Kinky” Hinkley fastened Chris’ game strategy.
Clutching his right hand into a tight fist, Chris “Reviewing The Situation” Fagan bitterly bit back: “When Karma comes back to punch you Kenneth, I wanna be there…just in case it needs help.”
Gold Coast Bums
Brad “Beam Me Down Scotty” Scott was defiant, his theory will not even hold water:
“We haven’t loss any games Rodney, we just ran out of time.”
“If you can accept your kangaroos losing every week, with that attitude you can’t possibly win any games.” Rodney “Rocket” Eade’s experience and well-informed knowledge shot Bradley back to the realism of a potential dismissal that keeps looming on his professional head.
West Coast Eagles
Adam, “Go West!” Simpson made it quite clear that Ross is now no longer the boss, ridiculing: “Hey Ross, no body wants to follow a losing team, time’s up old man!”
“The real problem is that you have really fantastic bad ideas with your Eagles.
“Better watch your back junior!” Cursed Ross “No Longer The Boss” Lyon.
John “The Other Johnny!” Worsfold has strict standard guidelines before each game:
“This sporting code has two rules:
1 – Never Quit.
2 – Always remember rule number 1.”
“Once you learn to quit John, it becomes a habit, your ground rule is not really a true indicator of your Bomber’s game and ground plans. Simon “Simon Says” Goodwin validated.
Exposing Nathan’s hardship with his deflated Magpies, taunting him even further, Brad “Beam Me Up Scotty” Scott relished: “It’s not whether you get knocked down, It’s whether you and your Pies will ever get up!”
Agitated by another prospect of another feasible loss, Nathan “Definitely I’m Gonna Be Sacked!” Buckley debated: “Winning means unafraid to lose, you and your conceited kitty Cats should try it some time Bradley!”
Don “Is Don…Is Good!” Pyke gave a stark reminder as to who has flown and landed on top of the AFL ladder: “Actually we are all too fit too quit!”
Damian “Hardly” Hardwick was contemptuous: “You’re love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable Donald.”
After the sixth round, somebody’s bags are packed, and the final pay cheque has been issued.
Time hit the road Jack…..
And don’t you come back no more, no more, no more, no more!