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Episode 43 · 2 years ago

Sporting Events You Wish You Were Alive To See - Episode 42

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Hamish is joined by old guest of the show Josh Brown and new guest Tom Morris to discuss which sporting events they wish they were alive for. The boys go through their top 4 events whilst telling interesting stories and cracking funny jokes.

Crowd cheers. He's settle. Welcome back to the on the ball podcast. This is episode forty two of the show and if always feels like I'm joined by two new guests. But Brownie, you were on very early. So welcome back. Thank you, happy to be back. Yeah, when you were bat on was like episode fifteen or something. It was like it was like episode five something. Okay, yeah, early day days for tennis. And then we've got to actual new guest. He sent in a little cameo. Made a cameo appearance in one of the footy episodes as a Melbourne Fan. But I've got Tom Morris. Welcome mate, he's called. It's good to be here, good to make the show debut. Yeah, it's a beautiful day. Actually, I don't know, there's something in the air right now feeling good. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's looking at your momos. Yes, got me up and about. Yeah, a couple of weeks into this, it's coming along. Lastly, I like and well, horse can grow more overnight, so I don't think we need to choose our hot fell. But yeah, so today I'm actually excited for this topic. I don't know, I don't know who made me think of it or anything, but we're doing things the well, sport, not things sporting events that you wish you were alive for or like, I know one of mine I was alive for, but I wasn't really, you know, paying attention. I wasn't. I wasn't hitting Richmond at the pub watching it with the boys. I was I was in the in the KNAPPIES. So yeah, that's pretty much what we're doing. We've got a top for each so we're just going to roll through those and, yeah, to see see what comes of it. Yeah, so it's this was not actually meant to be an episode for like three weeks, but we managed to get all the pieces together a bit faster than I was expecting. So here we are an episode forty two. So who wants to kick us all our can we start with you, mors will let her debut Tong go first. Watch on number for YEP, sounds good to me. I'm glad you said you could be alive for these, because technically I was seven years old, are seven days old when this happened. So the Kathy Freeman gold medal at the two Tho Olympics, Yep. So in that's in mine. That's a mind as well. So that what episode boys it. I guess we can of give you do it then. Yeah, so I've got a bit of a new found appreciation and love for the sport of running. I'm a bit addicted at the moment. So yeah, and I reckon for, you know, sport in general, and even bigger than sport, like the average and a cold chart being accepted in like Australia. I reckoned that was a pivotal moment because she she also lit the flame at the Games, which was a little bit controversial at the time because prior to the Olympics no one really knew who she was and thinking, I'll hang on a minute, why they getting here a lot of flame? But then she backed it up and won the four hundred in that pretty iconic suit that she will. So yeah, that absolutely would have to be in my top for even though I was alive for it technically. Yeah, Brownie, where, where was it in your top? That was my number one. Oh well, don't yeah, I actually haven't put him in order. So that would have been my number one, though I've just got for in anybody. That was my number two. So yeah, that's a robber one. I didn't actually know that I was alive for that, but apparently I was, because I'm buit older than you, Mos, but he days old. I've watched that video on Youtube many times, so mus say, of her winning in that packed and and Zed Stadium in Sydney and everyone's just going crazy and she you can tell that she's just like so like overwhelmed when...

...it happens. Like it's just like an incredible moment that I watched like once a month, I must say, on Youtube, because it's just the best nudge. Wish if you were watching it life at the time it didn't actually know that she won when you're watching it, that just would have been the coolest moment ever, especially at home Olympics like that's crazy. Yeah, it's just there's a there's a few of mine that actually like this, but it's just like I want to go back to see what it was like, because I've heard all these stories from mum and Dad because they were in Sydney at the time. They actually went to a few of the events at the Olympics. But yeah, I just think it would have been so crazy because the sport like athletics, it's not really like people get around the hundred meter sprint every Olympics, but apart from that no one really gets around it, especially in between the Olympics. So to see like a country united over a four hundred meter race, I think would have been pretty interesting to watch. And Yeah, I was talking to mom last night about it. I was like, because I was looking at a metal stats and yeah, they obviously great like to win a gold medal at the Olympics. She did well the Commonwealth Games and a couple of the world champs, but I was like why is like I was like, is Sally Pearson comparable to her and mum and Dubble like that? Not even close. Like Kathy Freeman was such a bigger star after the two thousand race, where, even though Sally Pierson's like arguably being more successful in her career. So, yeah, I just think would have been really interesting to watch. What was the reason behind the body suit? I can't tell you. Yeah, I'm not sure. Just to aerodynamics or was it actually like I'm not sure. Yeah, I don't think she wore him for like the heights and the finals leading up to the actual final. But yeah, I'm not sure where that came from. Yeah, so I know she had. She won silver in at Atlanta, so there was a bit of like expectation of her going into it. But I'm pretty sure between Olympic six she might have had a couple injuries and I think she actually took like a year off or something. In one thousand nine hundred and ninety eight. So pretty impressive to win that. There's I was watching it last night. I actually the four hundred meters, I think. Did you do four hundred miles? Yeah, the eight hundreds. Yeah, you're both athletes, you too, but yeah, I just can't handle the four hundred. Like it's like a ninety percent sprint in the whole way. Like I don't get how they do it. Yeah, right, my tank is one hundred and fifty Max, I think. Yeah, it's even the hundreds of three of its form. Ye, like she actually looks like she's about to fall over half the time because she's like just taking such long strides at such a great pace for so long. It's like by the by, like the three hundred mark, it looks like she's getting a bit naked and it was going to hit the deck. But yeah, as you said, Brownie, that moment at the end, like the crowd is just going off, like it looks like a soccer crowd or something, like people have got their tops off, like was it around? And Yeah, she just like hit the deck. You could kind of tell on her face she didn't really couldn't really comprehend what she just achieved in that moment. But yeah, that would have been pretty special to to observe. I actually saw her the other year at Southend Fun felt. Yeah, she lives around this area nowadays. Yeah, he does. Yeah, I know it as well. The first seven metal by won in running was presented by, yeah, Kathy Freeman. Oh, that's all right, right, yeah, yeah, athletics is a tough sport to be and I reckon because, like she is. Well, obviously she want to go a medal. So she's one of the best out it, like in her era for that distance. But you just like not even a megastar really, like it's just once every four very four getting of recognition and then you came bold or someone freakish like that. Yeah, if unless you repetitively do it. Yeah, if you just do a one off, like even someone like a simone biles is already kind of gone by the wayside and the average person probably wouldn't know who she is, despite the fact that she won like six gold medals or whatever and one Olympics. Like the Olympics is just a strange phenomenon. Moving into my number for mine's a bit more my top three...

...all like just general things, but my number four is a personal one. So the West Tigers actually one the premiership in two thousand and five. So I was old, like I could walk, but I was only four years of old age. I don't remember. I remember like the preliminary final because I was there, but I don't remember the actual game. I just remember my after the game my cousin was like, you know those thundersticks? Yeah, my cousin was like smacking people over the head like dragons, fans with the thundersticks. Bit Weird. I don't know why that's my memory, but yeah, so we like a pretty bad club, similar to your team, was the old Melbourne demons, similar to a saint killed. All kind of in the same boat. Yeah, just haven't had much success at all. We were it was actually two clubs merged into one and two thousand and since then we've made the finals three times so three, three and twenty years. We so we finished in like fifth or something in two thousand and five and with five rounds to go we weren't actually in the top eight. So it was like a bit of a Cinderella Story and we were just known for like playing really exciting footy and we like our main play was like this twenty year old New Zealander and he was like doing all this crazy stuff, like flip passes behind his back, just stuff like that. So I wish I was there to see that because you never really know. Well, as Melbourne demons fans would know, you never really know when the next premiership is going to come. You'd probably underestimate how long the weight might be. So fifty years, yeah, exactly. So that's why I wish I was there. But that was just a personal one for me. Well, what's your number for Brownie or if you don't have the rank, what's so my Nutt. Four was another moment from the Sydney Olympics and it was the for by one hundred meter freestyle relay, where Australia like the US. I'm pretty sure I'd won like eight, nine, ten, something like that in a row of that exvent. They dominated that event. They were just expected to win that event again and then Australia got the world record. It was like neck and neck. All the other countries are out of it. Neck and neck Australia or Australia us the whole way, even thought was like half a length behind with like twenty five meters to go and managed to get the job done and get the world record, and that just would have been it's not a moment that I've like thought about that much. I haven't watched it as much as the Kathy Freeman won, but it just I know that I'm a big Olympics fan, like I get around the Olympics a lot when it's on, and that just would have been the most incredible thing to be watching live when we're like half a length behind with five, twenty five minutes to go against the US of anyone which like of course, we want to beat, especially in swimming. With us and them did have a big rivalry. That would have been an incredible moment for that world record in that victory the very last second in the home Olympics as well. Yeah, that's definitely up there. There's quite a few moments in that Olympics. I think. Yeah, that I wish I was there for. Then there was like there was beef between the teams, which I don't think that common in as relay because, like, I know one of the American swimmers, he came out famously said we're going to smash them like guitars, and then the Alzi's when they won, they were like doing the EG guitar things, taking the Piss out of him. So bit a bit of swimming beef, probably the last swimming beef until Sunyang. And I thought the boys was was you're a swimmer as well as a runners. Did you have you watched that moment? Yeah, I definitely watch the race a few times. Yeah, but I hadn't didn't have any my top for I've kind of moved on from my three days. But yeah, no, definitely a moment to remember and I'm sure if I was alive at the time I absolutely would have been tuning into it. Especially at the Home Olympics. It would have been a pretty special moment for everyone. They're having the whole crowd behind you and then, yeah, he's come from a couple of body lengths to have half a body length behind with twenty five to go. That would have been pretty exciting stuff to watch. Yeah, I don't know...

...what it is about the relays. I actually love the relay is probably more than the individual events in both athletics and swimming coming about. It's just something about this, kind of like a mega team almost, like like, especially when Jamaica were had a the for by one hundred team, like they had three guys from the one hundred meter final like all together. Yeah, something I love about the relays. And then like, obviously like the Campbell sisters. More recent times they've provided some good moments in the relays, not so much in the individual events. But let's say that about the vetter said about that Meta for them. So yeah, mores, what's your third one or the next one you want to touch? I'll put them in order from now on. R I think. Being a day's Fan, I just had to put this in. So the the one thousand nine hundred and sixty four premiership, the last, the last time the day's tasted the ultimate death on a football field. I couldn't tell you who, couldn't name a player for the days from that year, couldn't tell you who they played against. But yeah, just just decades following that of pretty pretty much heartbreak, taking away maybe two thousand and two thousand and eighteen as well. Apart from that it's been pretty slim pickings. So yeah, probably you got to take what you can get things, and so I'd traveled back to one thousand nine hundred and sixty four and just celebrate that with the FELLAS. Yeah, it was. Was Your Dad Alive then? He was too, you see, it was here Melbourne Fan from the GECKO. Well, he grew up in Perth. So yeah, so how how are you a Melbourne Fan actually? Well, in in the waffle he's the go for West Perth, the cardinals, and they had the same song as Melbourne and they will the same colors. Oh, whenever it came the AFL, that's when he kind of just jumped on the Melbourne Melbourne Day's because pain colors, same song. I think my family friend might have played for West Perth here. You know, Chelsea, my family friend Chelsea Sparklin. Yeah, heard dad. I'm like ninety five percent sure he played a couple games in the waffle and it was for one of the Perth teams. I like I don't know because it's like I'm pretty sure there's north east south then yeah, there's plenty of it. So I'm not exactly sure who it was for, but I'm ninety nine cent sure he played a couple games in the waffle. I don't think he played like years and years, but yeah, I think he was pretty handy a footy. So yeah, fair enough, there I was. Had got him, I can to be honest. Melbourne's probably even less successful than the Tigers, which is weird to weird to think I'd do. The Tigers are like no one is, one of the worst in the NRL, but I definitely feel your pain. I think Sak Kilda, apart from like two thousand and ten have they been pretty similar to what? Who are the other clubs that have been? Carlton? They've gone right, have they? But Card that's the last twenty years. They were very good all the way through like the last century before that. So tight. The Tigers are kind of like that because the bow main tigers, who's like half of our club, they were like one of the three original teams. So they won like Bolk premierships in like the nineteen tens. So we're like we're up there in terms of premierships, but not there's only like three post nine fifty, so it doesn't really count then. So Brownie, you've got you too, because we've already said Cathie Freeman my number three. It's not really a specific event as such, but I want to go back and watch Don Bradman because I'm a big cricket fans, probably arguably one of my it's probably argue with my favorite sport. I've played it since I was the age of five. I've watched it since I who knows when, and Bradman is just like everyone in Australia kind of knows the story about Bradman, which says enough, like there's not too many sports and where you could you just find out about them without even trying. But he's statistically the...

...best sportsman to ever live. Like his he is that much better than everyone else who's played cricket. It's like actually ridiculous. I think someone genuinely worked out statistically who was the best sportsman ever and I think Bradman was ahead of like baby ruth and just some of the other freaks of the world. Obviously it's very like I'm very skeptical about it because it was like in the S S up. I don't think they fielded the ball. I'm pretty sure if it didn't go straight to them, they didn't pick it up, like they didn't dive or anything, and there's a lot of stuff like that where it's a bit, you know, like bit dodgy. But for someone with such good starts like I just want to go back and see if he was actually that good or if it was just all a hoax. Like yeah, so the day I'm picking in particular is in the nine thirty ashes, first day the test. He scored three hundred runs in one day. Only player to ever do it. Normally, if a team scores three hundred one day it's pretty good effort. So for one player to do it I must have been a bit of a odd day. So yeah, I basically just want to go back. Not even sure if I'm going to be impressed with what I go back and see, but I just wanted to see. You know, it's just something that kind of bugs me about cricket that there's this goat of the sport that no one there's like not much. There is a little bit of footage, but it's kind of all grainy and black and white. So it's hard to tell if he was really that good. It's hard to know if the bowls were bowling like a hundred KS now or a hundred and fifty. So yeah, that's just I want to go back and see if the big fellow is any good of these craft. So yeah, fair enough, Brownie, that one. Yeah, yeah, my number three is in a similar theme to Moses. But North Melbourne Premiership. It took there's been for so bitch and more generous than you for you guys for and they've all been more recent. But and it was very hard for me to decide, but I left just going with nineteen seventy five, which was north Melbourne's first premiership and at the time they were the only team. They'd been in the the VfL then for fifty years and they're the only team to never have won a premiership at that time. So that would have been a pretty cool moment if you're like obviously, once heat. I know a few plays from that team but not many and like, obviously, I'm not a don't I don't have an extensive knowledge of what was going on at the time. But if you're a lifelong north Melbourne Fan and that was the only team to never win a premiership. That time they would be in pretty special but it was tied between that and one thousand nine hundred and seventy seven, because that was the year that North Melbourne drew the grand final and then one in the second week. So yeah, that was the first time that that happened. Obviously in two thousand and ten as well that happened, but that was only other time that has ever happened. So but I end up just going with nine seventy five because it was the first ever one and that would have been a pretty incredible moment at the time if you're a lifelong north Melbourne Fan. Yeah, and that were the only team never win and then they get it done finally after being in the League for fifty years. Yeah, so good to see. We've all just got our teams pretty in there. Not a teams have one friendierships in our lifetime. I don't know. Jo was pretty confident, I was pretty confident all three of us were going to have that. Yeahs just something. The only thing is I feel like it would be a bit surreal would in the premiership like I'm not sure. I feel like you'd almost take it for granted a little bit, but that it'd be definitely good to just be a part of like the party, like you saw how Richmond celebrated in two thousand and seventeen. Yeah, like just destroying the city, just getting around that stuff, especially now that we're older. I think if you want it when you're like ten, that wouldn't be that good because you just feel so I got a little taste of it in two thousand and eighteen after the days a day. Yeah, for a while, and then had those few couple of finals, but they beat Geelong, beat Hawthorne, kind of got caught up in it a little bit. Made the grip over to Perth and things are gone pretty well. Obviously everyone knows that got absolutely smashed in that...

...that final. But up until they're and it kind of felt like like it, we'd won the premiership just because just been bad for so long. So I can only imagine what would feel like if he's ever ever managed to go the full way. Yeah, there's something about like I'm glad. I say pretty much every week after we lose. I'll lipped out. Often be like WID Jeff to pick this team, you know, but I am glad over all that I go for a team that's not successful because it just makes them more interesting. I don't think following the sport would be that interesting if you wouldn't premiership once every five years and like the pit the people we know who go for Hawthorne, like half of them are just fair weather fans now because they just win every second year. So as soon as they're out of the top eight they'll who cares? So do you think? I've got a question. Since our teams have never won, or like we don't really remember them winning, you think when your team wins a premiership, do you think you'll be like satisfied and like not follow the sport and not follow the team to the same degree that you did before, or do you think that you'll be like more you'll be more into it after they win the premiership and then you'll get more disappointed when I just not win the next year? Because I personally think that when my I follow the Footy, but when my team went to premiership finally and I like to follow it and I'm like a big fan of it, I think I'll be like okay, like I'm kind of satisfied. I don't need to follow my team to the same degree as I did before, because I've experienced that. I'm kind of just waiting for that moment. Once I've got it. I feel like maybe I won't. I don't know, but that's that's an interesting point. What do you really think, Mos yeah, all right, it's a very good question. I've never ever thought about that before. I reckon if the days they are win it, which surely they have to win my lifetime, I I can, I can, I'll absolutely be satisfied with it, and then I can the next year. I I'd be like, you know what, we want it like. I'm fairly happy with that. Probably there's no no high that you can go. Yeah, I don't know, it's HMM. Yeah, it's hard. I'd not to say unless you're in the situation. I know my dad in two thousand and five. He regrets that. He like said he wasn't even that pumped when they won. He said he was like more pumped when they made it to the grand final and then he said like the week building into it and like the celebrations, he said he just like kind of took it for granted and almost it didn't really kick in till, like, you know, a couple months after that they'd actually won the premiership and by then kind of runs, that ship's kind of sailed. So something you've got to be in the moment for. But in terms of how I'd be after, I don't know. I feel like it would always be like a big sprint to the finish. So maybe the next few seasons I might fall a little bit off, but then my batteries would like recharge and I'd be back on the horse again. Yeah, but it's hard to say. If they beat if they then became a team that just came top for every if, like ten years straight, maybe your expectations would rise and you would just like if they started playing average again, you wouldn't care that much. But that I reckon, I'd be straight back into it. Maybe it probably wouldn't inspire me to go for it more. I don't think I really care that much about success. But like, yeah, I don't. I don't think I'd fall off a hundred per them, but maybe my expectations would kind of just be like, I don't really care how we go for the next like five years. We've got our premiership, but but then like after a few years off, you know disappointment might might lower those expectations again, then start start cracking the whip on the fellas again. So what does that take us to? Moss, how many of you said of yours? I've had? Who So far, or what's your third one? For this one, I do not claim to be a boxing fan at all, but Muhammad Ali just no fight in particular, just like his whole career, just the hype that was surrounded by him. I can it was probably one of the first athletes that was more than...

...just an athlete. He was like kind of a public figure and people cared about like his life and what he was getting up to other than just like what he did inside the boxing ring. And speaking to dad about Muhammad Ali in his career, and dad isn't a boxing fan either, but people would take days off school to watch him in his bouts against him like Joe Frasier and all that. So I just reckoned the whole just history around him would have been really cool to get caught up in. So yeah, he might number two. Yeah, rumble in the jungles probably the most famous one. Yeah, I think that was when he came up against George Foreman. Yeah, but I think that might have been. I don't know if when he's prime was exactly, but by that age he'd already had like fifty fights and he was already into his s. So I don't know if that was like passes primer out of a prime or whatever, but that's kind of the most famous one. That is the most random event, though, like looking back, to just have a world class boxing fight in the middle of Africa, like when they when they called the rumble in the jungle, I thought it was just a name for promotion and then, like the other year, I legit googled it and it was in the Democratic Republic of Congo and I was like wait, what? And so, yeah, I don't know if they did it for charity or something, or maybe they couldn't decide on a place so they just went somewhere random. So no one so no one had a an upper hand. But yeah, that hundred percent agree with you. Them was he seemed like a legend and I remember, I can't remember what Olympics it was a might have been two thousand and sixteen. I think he had Parkinson's disease, but he might have held the torch or something for a little bit and yeah, I know my parents. They were like almost in tears, like he just seemed like he was such a Megastar and, as you said, everyone just loved him like more than a sportsman. Yeah, and he just seems like the ultimate professional guy. He was like a bit of a performer as well. Yeah, exactly. And Yeah, yeah, all of his quotes as well, like when he gets his bed, Jimmy turns a lot off and he's in bed before it's dark, just although sort of quotes. I he got around him so much. Yeah, just boxing in general at that time. I think there's quite a few sports as one. That's actually my final event, but there's quite a few sports, even golf, like going back and watching hope for I'm not spoiling anyone's other point, but going watch going back and watching Greg Norman in his prime. There's a few sports nowadays that I just don't think we get around as much, and boxing is definitely one of them. I think the heavyweight stories of the S and even s or like pretty amazing and nowadays, like I've gotten into it a little bit in the last twelve months, but yet no one cares nearly as much. I don't think many people on the street would be able to tell you who, like the heavyweight contenders are at the moment. So I don't know clue. Yeah, it would be definitely interesting one to watch. This is brought back bad memories, though. Mas I actually got this question wrong in the quiz. They said who did Muhammad Ali fight in the rumble in the jungle and I said Joe Frasier and it was George Foreman, and I'd legit. Listen to a podcast about it like the day before. It's probably one. I'm a big choker in the quiz. Yeld think that's when I when I guess the wrong. SCHLECK brother, some bad some and bad moments. It's the stress of me and I'll keep you up and I for sure, Brownie, you're a big boxing fan at you I would have the first clue. Like, obviously I know whom Muhammad Ali rumble of Ruggle is, but like, it's not something that I ever really think about, something that I even considered when doing this, to be honest. But it would be cool at the time to see it all. Yeah, yeah, there's a lot of us like that. You know you're through. People have no idea about the sport. No, all your famous bites and ye always, all the years later, we still know who Muhammad Ali. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, that's kind of a similar line, similar kind of train of...

...thought with the DOM Brahman theme. You kind of just want to see what all the hypes about, like, I'm not even really too fast if he was great, like a great technical batsman, or a or a hoax and he was a hack or something, but I just want to see what, like all the height was about, pretty much. So, yeah, Brownie, what's your final one? So my number two, but number ones obviously Cathy Freeman that we talked about before. My number two. I was actually seven when this happened. It was in two thousand and eight, which is quite old for but I put it in because I didn't know it was. I didn't follow it at the time, I didn't know what was happening at the time or anything. But the two thousand and eight Wimbledon final between Rafa and Roger, which rapper one in what they say is like the Best Wimbledon final of all time, over five hours, five sets, I think it was eight, six and the fifth set to Rafa. And even though I'm a Roger Fan, the read like Roger is my favorite player ever. The reason I put this in is because Roger had won five wimbledons of a row going up to that point and RAPP had really hid one a few grand slams, but this was his first Grand Slam. Not that the French Open. He'd already want a few French opens, but this is his first non French Open and everyone just assumed Roger was going to win as always, and he didn't, and he in the Best Wimbledon match of all time, when no one thought RAPA could be competitive, or if no one thought he would ever beat Roger at Wimbledon. It was just ridiculous to think that, because Roger seemed unbeatable. And even though I'm not a big RAPA Fan, now big Roger Fan, I'm also a big fan of like not the same person winning all the time. And I think the reason I'm a big Roger Fan is because I've only been a big tennis fan for the last ten years, where rodgers only one three or four grand slams. And if I was a tennis fan during big as close as I am now, during the fourth years previous to that or the five years previous to that, where Roger won everything, I don't think I would have been I would be a bigger a Roger Fan, which is a weird thing to think about, but and I think I might have even been going for rapper at the time and him winning that match in the way that he did in the best tennis that people say it's the best tennis that they've ever seen, just would have been incredible just to watch that entire like five hours and so much drama. There was a few a couple of rain delays, like Roger Saves, Maths Smash points in the fourth set and then one the set and then got into a fifth and then rapper end up winning. Would have just been an incredible moment. Yeah, actually right, lie didn't even know that that was. I know there was obviously some of the world's best matches ever in that period. I didn't know that specific one, to be honest. Yeah, I have to say in general I kind of wish I pretty like I got around it, but I wish I appreciated tennis from about two thousand and eight to two thousand and fourteen a little bit more, because nowadays I kind of look back on I was like, yeah, I just took it for granted. But there was legit three of the best players of all time in their primes, yea almost in their primes, like Jockovitz, probably not in his prime them but and like they would just produce five sets through, laughter, four sets through. It would have been at that time as well, because nowadays everyone's kind of used to it and it's kind of like, okay, well, can we see someone else? Because these guys have been producing these best awesome matches for over, like since it's probably two thousand and seven, thousand and eight when Raffer and rodgers matches really start to pick up. And if you if I was, let's say, ten years older, I think I would appreciate the three of them, especially Raffer and Roger. I probably appreciate them lot, a lot more. Yeah, hundred percent. And Yeah, the like. I remember in the Australian opened like two thousand and two thousand and twelve, it was just a given that the semi finals would be five set thrillers that go to midnight. Yeah, and nowadays it's like there's obviously great matches each year, but kind of lucky to get that. So yeah, no, no,...

...late in Hewitt, Brownie, I thought right here like get to mentioned. I feel like I wouldn't have like even though now it would be different, but I feel like at the time Australians being successful in tennis wasn't as rare, so it wouldn't have been as. I did think about it. I did think about some Australian moments, but and it did. We did have like the mid S, in the early s and late s were times where Astralians weren't a successful. But I think it wouldn't have been long enough for it to be like, for it to be a special like Philipousis and rafter had both been quite successful for the few years beforehand and like pack cash one Wimbledon, like Fif ten just over ten years before that. Like you know, I just don't feel like it's far removed enough from Australian success to be as special to watch. Yeah, I would like to go. It's like a Davis Cup during that period. I don't know if they won any. They won like the power after that. Lay in Huittt Combo would have been. Yeah, watch because they're both like entertainers. So yeah, are you a big lateen huit fan, though he doesn't really strong's a browning kind of I am a big Latan Hewitt Fan in the time that I like of what's watched tennis like the last ten years. But I feel like everyone's been a big late and Hewitt Fan in the last ten years and he was a bit more he's like a less controversial person, but I feel like at that time he was like a lot of people didn't like him. When he was like at his peak, when he was like twenty two, he was like if he's broken. Yeah, and lot it was just a bit of a Brat and lack of watch. Of people hated him and he did like mature, but I don't know. Yeah, obviously wasn't like curios level, but yeah, I'm pretty sure he was a wrap bag. I think you might have had like a rats tail at one point. Yeah, very early. Yeah, he had like a mullet. He was just like a Bogun. I think it's from Adelaide. Yeah, so it's explained it. Yeah, it's Diff I'll say my final one. So Moles. You can be the ground finale. Hopefully we don't have the same one. That would be a bit of it. I don't think we will, but yeah, well, my one's wit of a pod, but maybe they'd I'm going with the one thousand nine hundred and eighty three or not the close that no result, result, result. I'm going with the America's come. This is just something I cannot get my head around either. Why is why we sailing ever a big event? I don't think sailings ever been talked about in Australia. The only reason I know anything about sailing is, well, I don't even know anything about it, but like the Halaby sailing first captain caught, same bust me. That's about much as I know about it. But now I have they've started this new sailing thing called sale GP and it's like a f one type structure. So they go to like a few harbors around the world and they do like two days of racing, kind of like a vt sup because fine type thing. And I watched they started in the Sydney Harbor. I watched that. I was actually kind of interesting. But yeah, so the America's Cup has been going since eighteen fifty one. It's not consistent, so they'll be like a four year gap, a two year gap, at ten year gap. So it's a bit weird. But the New York Yacht Club, apart from well, I don't know how. There was a defending club in the in Auveral one like not sure how they won it before it started that the New York Yacht Club had won the first. Well, they had won every edition of it from eighteen fifty one to this one in nineteen eighty three. This is the first time the New York Yacht Club had lost. So Australia had tried nineteen sixty two, nineteen sixty seven, nineteen seventy, nineteen seventy four, nineteen seventy seven, nineteen eighty. Lost all of them pretty convincingly for Neil, if not for one. And then Alan Bond. He decided to invest in this, in this new boats called Australia to. He had...

...had a crack the the three years previous. He he had, you know, I don't know what their role is, if they're like the financer of it. I don't know if they're like the CEO of the boat or something. But yeah, Australia to. It was nineteen eighty three. The Royal Perth Yacht Club are skippied by James Bertrand and I'll be honest, I don't know who those two people are, but I've heard of them a lot just because of this. I don't really know who Allen Bond is and I don't really know who James Bertrad is, but I know I know my dad's talked about them a lot. Yeah, so I don't know if this is something to do with bias. My Dad's not a sail or anything, he's not a boats person, but my dad talks about this event nonstop. Will even talking about it last night because I brought it up and struggled to get him to shut up about it for a good thirty minutes. And Yeah, I just the main thing is similar to the Dom Bradman thing. It's just pure intrigue. I want to see how this country got like engrossed in a sailing race. Like I just don't get it. I know that. I know. The America's Cup used to be a huge thing, but now I like I watched it once and it's like no one cares about it, like you'll just see it on Fox sports during the day every four years. And Yeah, this really just changed the landscape of the America's Cup, probably ruined it actually, because now there's like all these random international yachts like New Zealand's one of the couple times Switzerland of wanted a few times. So it's probably affected the prestige of it. But yeah, there's apparently Australia just went nuts, like dad was saying, you were trying to get into pubs to watch it and they were like knocking people back because there's too many people there. And I don't know who I think was Bob Hart, came out and said any boss who sacks are work or for not turning up today as a bum, like they wanted them to make up a public holiday. But he wouldn't go to that extreme, but he just said that. And Yeah, I'm I don't know, I think they were. Yeah, that's right, they were. They they weren't through kneeled down. They were three one down. So they were two kneel down, then they went three one down. So Australia had to win the three final races and they did it. And Yeah, it was that fight. The seventh and final race, September, the twenty sixth, and I think everyone just lost it. Australia just went into mayhem, which is just kind of a bit of a theme of my aunts. To be honest. I just want to see the intrigue of stuff that's a bit mysterious, like Don Bradman, and I want to see Australia united behind something like they were with Kathy Freeman. So yeah, that's the reason why I've gone the America's Cup because it just seems outrageous that there was a nation getting around sailing. But yeah, something that you definitely can't understand unless you were there, because I just remember. I'm the same. I've always heard about this thing that's like put Australia on the map. I'm like how she doesn't make any sense to me. Yeah, when I thought my dad about this as well, he that's the first one that he brought up. And whenever we go back to Perth we always go to the Perth Yacht Club and they've still got the Australia to boat in there and you can like it's they've got a whole museum just built around this one boat. So clearly a pretty big thing back but yeah, I haven't really had much too much about it, but at the time it would have been absolutely huge. So yeah, with you on that one call and then the Perth Yacht Club rocked up in one thousand nine hundred and eighty seven. So if you win, you get to host. It was in fremantle. Got Smacked for nil and Australia have never made the America's Cup again. So it's just like a once in a lifetime phenomenon that, as you were saying, Brownie, you just like that's just the main thing. There's so much intrigue as to how this was such a big thing. Yeah, it's like a lot of the things were talked about, like I want to see I want to go back and watch Greig Norman because apparently he was like a national superstar. Want to go watch the Kathy Freeman race and yeah, it's just a lot of stuff like that for me. But yeah, myles. What is your final one to round off the episode, Mate, well, my number one is just pretty much just a love sport. So the one thousand nine hundred and eighty nine grand final between the Hawks and Geelong. It's the game where, damn it, Bradon...

...got his ribs broken in the first minute, which kind of set the same for the rest of the day. Gary Ablett keep nine goals in a losing side and one the normal Smith Delong had an eight goal come back in the last quarter. But the Hawks got the win by goal, I think, which is probably the only downside of the day. But yeah, just bang around to that game. Everyone talks about the Geelong and Hawthorne rivalry in the S and I reckon that's probably the the one grand final that gets brought up the most out of all of them, especially that Damn it Dr Brodon, getting cleaned up in the first quarter and still going on. My pretty good game. I think. I'ven't really watched the whole game, but yeah, apparently you're still star even though you had the broken ribs. So yeah, I reckon just going back and watching that would have been a pretty cool one to be able to be altful. Is that? Is that in like a AFL folklore, is like the greatest grand final ever? Yeah, it's kind of the one grand final that gets talked about, just always brought up. It's in the top five of best grand finals of all time. So yeah, all right, it's just one of those ones. That does sound crazy. How high scoring was it, if Garry, I look, nine goals? Yeah, nine goals in the losing side, I think it was. Well, I didn't. imaginally they both tuned up. Yeah, it was so I think Jelong Wan to kick twenty five goals for the match and Hawthorne Kick Twenty Six. Yeah, it was like a hundred hundred for Thousan, two hundred and fifty. Waight, was that like standard scoring for that time? Yeah, it's a hundred and forty four, two hundred and thirty eight. Yeah, yeah, absolutely. Actually both kick twenty one goals. It's just Hawthorne got six bins. Okay, yeah, absolutely insane. Pretty Yeah, high scoring. So that's always a good for a grand final. Doesn't happen very often. That one would have probably goes down in folklore is one of the best ever. It seems crazy by the looks of it. They they have felt commentators, the people commentating this game, Sandy Robertson Dennis cority. It's like they were going to dating five years ago. What? Well, that's gay. Actually a troopers the JE now, apparently, dum it was just like a superstar back of the day and I well, I don't know, but based off the way he looks down, I assume he was a bit of a rooster back in the day. Well, he thinks he is now anyway. But yeah, they would have been good to watch. Gary Ablett. He's kind of, would you say, is regarded as the best playable time. I mean definitely in the top three. It's hard to say who's the best. Same as Bradman, I guess, because it's hard to compare the players over generations because obviously players are getting better as we kind of go on in time. So it's hard to have to compare. But Gary Ablett saying Ya, absolutely would have to be in the top three. But Billy Brown list was playing. I know him. I'm just looking at who I know. Malcolm Blight was the coach. I've heard of him. Not Quite sure who he was a player in the north seventy five and seventy seven premierships. He must have been a young he was coach and play for North and my same one. What he coach North Molin while playing. That's our so we're there any that were close to your lists that didn't quite make it? I won't lie, Mama. Kind of just the first for that stuck to mind and then I didn't really put too much thought into it. But some of your answers. Of Definitely, I think the Sydney Olympics kind of just as a whole. I think yeah, would be quite a man in there. For Mine was just think. I'll just thinking about their little Sydney Olympics just would have been something overall that. It's definitely my number one. Wanted to be there the most the whole thing. Yeah, hopefully Australia at the Olympics again. I'm say stage. They all called a basketball fan. I would have had the s, the Bulls in there and watching Michael Jordan play. Be I'm not not big enough of a basketball fans. He can get around there. Yeah, I'm just searching up. Wait, what...

I'm searching up? The awesome foursome. They've one Golden Barcelona, Golden Atlanta. Just haven't rocked up in two thousand. Come on, I was I thought they would have been and then they apparently came back for the two thousand and twelve. How's that even boss overly nexssible. There would have been like I think, I think I might have just been like one of them came back. Yeah, that's a yeah, it was just one blow back. How Wall Hell, how is this? Must Do? Yeah, he was thirty eight I think, or thirty seven, so he must been pretty young in the original styeah squadron. So yeah, that's pretty much all I've got really. Yeah, there's not really any. I didn't really have any honorable mentions, to be honest, that as it's probably just anything on the same theme, just like moments that Australia kind of got united behind people who have a little bit of intrigue about their career, like in days gone by that no one really knows the level of play. They were out a race. I reckon they would be cool to go watch. would be like, what's that race where all the a hundred meat, all hundred meter runners will like on doping? It was like Michael Johnson and Carl Lewis or something. It was like in the S, I think. I'm not sure. It's a famous race where, yeah, all eight competitors in the hundred meter final were like doping and they were all like east. But yeah, I guess. But that probably wouldn't be the best spectacles at the time. You wouldn't actually know the doping. So would really interesting to be another hundred meter final. So that's pretty much it. Got Anything else planning for the day, Lads Mos, no, just a date with the couch, I think. Watching him put it yeah, I'm not too sure whether to go for a skateboard or not. But yeah, pretty much just going to be footy from one o'clock to ten o'clock, as it usually is. Brownie, I forgot to mention second interstate guests on the show. We've had rap from Tazi, now you from the act. Yeah, taking we're going from smalls to largest. Will Do. And get a new South Welshman. I could easily got uself Welshrom my family lives there. But yeah, so that's pretty much it for me. I'm on the second day of four days in a row of recording, so absolute work. Orse over here Peter siddle bowling twenty overs into the wind. But now, thanks for listening, thanks for joining me. Boys, if you have enjoyed it, just stay tuned for the next few episodes. got some good ones coming out in over the next two weeks. So yeah, enjoy your day, lads. Just he's got.

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