The Way I Saw It!
Funny What's Hot / Not - State Champs edition
Hot - Sturt 26 teams, 24 semis, 20 finals, 17 titles! Wow!
Not - Southern, South, Woodville, Centrals, Eastern! Hardly a uniform to be seen on the floor at presentations.
Hot - West Boys. Teams performed at their peak. Great coaching staff (Spear, Clarke, Hunnerup, Molitor etc). A thoroughly well deserved result.
Not - Forestvile Boys. 0 semi finals! What the! However they too have one of the finest collection of coaches in the State and their teams all look to be better next year with heaps of good bottom age players.
Hot - Cayla Francis. Almost single handedly pulled her Eastern team to an upset Under 18 Girls State title.
Not - The North Under 20 Girls who didn't show! Did you have a nice weekend girls? The rest of your club mates were out busting their butt! The State Girls trophy might have gone the other way if you'd bothered to show. I'm sure you will be fully rested for next Friday nights meaningless late night showdown.
Hot - Bob Hunnerup. West vs North Under 16 State Boys Final. Gives his guns the green light against the North zone. It rains triples. 23-4 in the 1st quarter, GAME OVER!
Not - 2nd Assistant from Southern Under 18 Boys. Southern vs Sturt Under 18 State Boys Semi-Final. Time out with 3 seconds left, Southern up 2, Sturt have the ball. This guy actually comes over to the Sturt huddle and looks in as the Sturt coach is diagramming the play to tie the game. Extremely poor form. My nomination for Tool Of The Week-end!
Hot - Victorian Refs. Can you guys stay a while longer? We need you!
Not - BASA not funding SA referee-ing adequately. With the Vics here, we all got to see how far behind we are!
Hot - The BASA Board member who got on the microphone to basically apologise. Make him President!
Not - Di and Phil. Where were they?
Hot - Di and Phil. Well, if they had shown they probably would have been shouted down, so they are "Hot" in not showing to avoid a potentially ugly scene of 3000 people venting their frustration with the worst run State Champs in history.
Not - The Programming. There is not enough space to document this series of misadventures!
Hot - The volunteers who run the Championships. Thanks for your efforts in trying circumstances.
Not - One of the volunteers who I just thanked, but who still should have checked the microphone at Presentations. I thought this was embarassing when this happened 2 years ago. But to happen again!
Hot - North vs Eastern State Under 18 Girls Final.
Not - The person who accused these 2 teams of match fixing! If you are a player from the team that missed out, how about you look at your own performance and stop blaming others and inventing conspiracy theories. If you are someone else, just leave this forum and never come back, you idiot!
Hot - Boti Nagy for his great article on Saturday morning. He said what most of us have been thinking!
Not - The clubs for letting it get this far. You should have cleaned house six months ago and didn't! Now, you will become "Hot" again if you now do something about it, now!
Hot - Norwood Under 14 Boys. Win on the buzzer to qualify for the Australian Club Championships at the Starplex in October.
Not - The fact that the team they beat (West) who have been the best team all year now miss out. Come on now, someone do something and get them in the draw, but not at the expense of North who looked decent. West showed at Easter time they are good enough to win it all!
Hot - Survivor Finale. Boston Rob and Amber on The Amazing Race!
Not - Big Brother 5. Yawn! Except that twin thing, that was pretty cool!