As I find myself well and truly planted in an ice-hockey crazed country yet again (not that there’s anything wrong with that) as another AFL season cranks into gear, I find myself planning ahead for all the possible ways I can stay in touch from “across the pond” in 2007.
With my boys, the mighty “Brisbane Lions”, stitching together a stella pre-season this week securing a spot in the NAB Cup Final next week against those cretinous “Blues” from the south, I’m all pumped up to catch some of the action any way I can all thanks to the wonders of the Internet.
It certainly helps that the lions.com.au website has this year received a substantial cosmetic makeover which I don’t mind saying has been long overdue. It’s still by no means perfect as far as my layout and design tastes go, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction. I’ll no doubt spend a good few hours in the coming weeks catching up with the player bios of all the young players the Lions have started introducing to the “big-time” this season.
In the meantime, I’m damn happy to see the improvements that have also been made to the AFL.com.au website’s LIVE online game day coverage. I’m not going to get into all the neat features that are available this year in the fantastic Flash panel that is available, but needless to say with slightly delayed animated visual commentary on the balls position on the field, coupled with a live streaming radio feed, all I need to do now is buy some beer and finally track down a decent meat pie in Vancouver and I’ll be all set!
I think the point I’m trying to make here is that there’s no need to despair this season if, like me, you find yourself a thousand miles and a considerable stretch of water away from home this coming AFL season. Visit www.afl.com.au to check out the “Toyota LIVE GAMEDAY” feature for yourself and caaaarn the Brissie Lions in 2007!!!