You’ll forgive me if I’ve been unable to muster any enthusiasm for what the Warriors might do in this year’s NRL, or whether Canterbury Crusaders will lift their game in time to make this year’s semi-finals – or which which Super 14 team might (or might not) eventually knock off the Bulls, the Sharks or the Waratahs (or even whether they already have).
Why bother with those uninspired contests when you could be watching this: the strongest, hardest, highest, fastest game on the planet. One glimpse of the AFL’s latest promotional video below – there’s even a wee All Blacks cameo -- and you’ll never see your own favourite sport the same way again. (Click on the pic to go to the vid.)
And if that isn’t enough for you, why not check out some of the amusing ads the AFL put together back in 1996 for the game’s centenary featuring the likes of Carl Lewis, Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker, John McEnroe, Donovan Bailey (then the fastest man on the planet) , Bishop Desmond Tutu and loads of other luminaries. Damned funny. Here’s one: