Today is Richmond’s first appearance in a grand final since 1982. It last won a premiership in 1980; thus a long time between drinks. I have been a Richmond supporter since before those two years; I remember watching the last win on TV, I remember Kevin Bartlett’s 6 (I think) goals. A snap over his shoulder from a pocket is permanently etched in my head; I can replay it right now if I want.
Adelaide (the Crows) are favoured to win. If it was just about money and perhaps star talent I’d put my money on them. Sport, thank God, is not just about those things. STILL NOT. I won’t/will mind if Richmond loses because it has been so long and they’ve done so much better this year than any of us dared to hope.