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Episode 43 · 1 year 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. Welcomeback to the on the ball podcast. This is episode forty two of theshow and if always feels like I'm joined by two new guests. But Brownie, you were on very early. So welcome back. Thank you, happyto be back. Yeah, when you were bat on was like episode fifteenor something. It was like it was like episode five something. Okay,yeah, early day days for tennis. And then we've got to actual newguest. He sent in a little cameo. Made a cameo appearance in one ofthe footy episodes as a Melbourne Fan. But I've got Tom Morris. Welcomemate, he's called. It's good to be here, good to makethe show debut. Yeah, it's a beautiful day. Actually, I don'tknow, there's something in the air right now feeling good. I don't knowwhat it is. Maybe it's looking at your momos. Yes, got meup and about. Yeah, a couple of weeks into this, it's comingalong. Lastly, I like and well, horse can grow more overnight, soI 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 knowwho made me think of it or anything, but we're doing things thewell, sport, not things sporting events that you wish you were alive foror like, I know one of mine I was alive for, but Iwasn't really, you know, paying attention. I wasn't. I wasn't hitting Richmondat the pub watching it with the boys. I was I was inthe 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'sthis was not actually meant to be an episode for like three weeks, butwe 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 kickus all our can we start with you, mors will let her debut Tong gofirst. Watch on number for YEP, sounds good to me. I'm gladyou said you could be alive for these, because technically I was sevenyears old, are seven days old when this happened. So the Kathy Freemangold 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. Iguess we can of give you do it then. Yeah, so I've gota 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, likethe average and a cold chart being accepted in like Australia. I reckoned thatwas 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 noone really knew who she was and thinking, I'll hang on a minute, whythey getting here a lot of flame? But then she backed it up andwon the four hundred in that pretty iconic suit that she will. Soyeah, that absolutely would have to be in my top for even though Iwas alive for it technically. Yeah, Brownie, where, where was itin 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 numberone, though I've just got for in anybody. That was my numbertwo. So yeah, that's a robber one. I didn't actually know thatI was alive for that, but apparently I was, because I'm buit olderthan you, Mos, but he days old. I've watched that video onYoutube many times, so mus say, of her winning in that packed andand Zed Stadium in Sydney and everyone's just going crazy and she you can tellthat she's just like so like overwhelmed when...

...it happens. Like it's just likean 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 watchingit life at the time it didn't actually know that she won when you're watchingit, that just would have been the coolest moment ever, especially at homeOlympics like that's crazy. Yeah, it's just there's a there's a few ofmine that actually like this, but it's just like I want to go backto see what it was like, because I've heard all these stories from mumand Dad because they were in Sydney at the time. They actually went toa few of the events at the Olympics. But yeah, I just think itwould have been so crazy because the sport like athletics, it's not reallylike people get around the hundred meter sprint every Olympics, but apart from thatno one really gets around it, especially in between the Olympics. So tosee like a country united over a four hundred meter race, I think wouldhave been pretty interesting to watch. And Yeah, I was talking to momlast night about it. I was like, because I was looking at a metalstats and yeah, they obviously great like to win a gold medal atthe Olympics. She did well the Commonwealth Games and a couple of the worldchamps, but I was like why is like I was like, is SallyPearson 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. Whatwas 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 thefinals leading up to the actual final. But yeah, I'm not sure wherethat came from. Yeah, so I know she had. She won silverin at Atlanta, so there was a bit of like expectation of her goinginto it. But I'm pretty sure between Olympic six she might have had acouple 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 eighthundreds. Yeah, you're both athletes, you too, but yeah, Ijust can't handle the four hundred. Like it's like a ninety percent sprint inthe 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 sheactually looks like she's about to fall over half the time because she's like justtaking such long strides at such a great pace for so long. It's likeby the by, like the three hundred mark, it looks like she's gettinga bit naked and it was going to hit the deck. But yeah,as you said, Brownie, that moment at the end, like the crowdis 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 herface 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 actuallysaw her the other year at Southend Fun felt. Yeah, she lives aroundthis 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 sheis. Well, obviously she want to go a medal. So she's oneof the best out it, like in her era for that distance. Butyou just like not even a megastar really, like it's just once every four veryfour getting of recognition and then you came bold or someone freakish like that. Yeah, if unless you repetitively do it. Yeah, if you justdo a one off, like even someone like a simone biles is already kindof 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 oneOlympics. Like the Olympics is just a strange phenomenon. Moving into my numberfor mine's a bit more my top three...

...all like just general things, butmy number four is a personal one. So the West Tigers actually one thepremiership in two thousand and five. So I was old, like I couldwalk, 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'tremember the actual game. I just remember my after the game my cousin waslike, you know those thundersticks? Yeah, my cousin was like smacking people overthe head like dragons, fans with the thundersticks. Bit Weird. Idon't know why that's my memory, but yeah, so we like a prettybad club, similar to your team, was the old Melbourne demons, similarto 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 clubsmerged into one and two thousand and since then we've made the finals three timesso three, three and twenty years. We so we finished in like fifthor something in two thousand and five and with five rounds to go we weren'tactually in the top eight. So it was like a bit of a CinderellaStory and we were just known for like playing really exciting footy and we likeour main play was like this twenty year old New Zealander and he was likedoing all this crazy stuff, like flip passes behind his back, just stufflike that. So I wish I was there to see that because you neverreally know. Well, as Melbourne demons fans would know, you never reallyknow when the next premiership is going to come. You'd probably underestimate how longthe weight might be. So fifty years, yeah, exactly. So that's whyI wish I was there. But that was just a personal one forme. Well, what's your number for Brownie or if you don't have therank, what's so my Nutt. Four was another moment from the Sydney Olympicsand it was the for by one hundred meter freestyle relay, where Australia likethe 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 worldrecord. It was like neck and neck. All the other countries are out ofit. Neck and neck Australia or Australia us the whole way, eventhought was like half a length behind with like twenty five meters to go andmanaged to get the job done and get the world record, and that justwould 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 justI know that I'm a big Olympics fan, like I get around the Olympics alot when it's on, and that just would have been the most incrediblething 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 abig rivalry. That would have been an incredible moment for that world recordin 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 therewas like there was beef between the teams, which I don't think that common inas relay because, like, I know one of the American swimmers,he came out famously said we're going to smash them like guitars, and thenthe 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 wasyou'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 frommy three days. But yeah, no, definitely a moment to remember and I'msure if I was alive at the time I absolutely would have been tuninginto it. Especially at the Home Olympics. It would have been a pretty specialmoment 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 bodylength behind with twenty five to go. That would have been pretty exciting stuffto 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 athleticsand swimming coming about. It's just something about this, kind of like amega team almost, like like, especially when Jamaica were had a the forby one hundred team, like they had three guys from the one hundred meterfinal like all together. Yeah, something I love about the relays. Andthen like, obviously like the Campbell sisters. More recent times they've provided some goodmoments in the relays, not so much in the individual events. Butlet'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. Beinga day's Fan, I just had to put this in. So the theone thousand nine hundred and sixty four premiership, the last, the last time theday's tasted the ultimate death on a football field. I couldn't tell youwho, couldn't name a player for the days from that year, couldn't tellyou who they played against. But yeah, just just decades following that of prettypretty much heartbreak, taking away maybe two thousand and two thousand and eighteenas 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 traveledback to one thousand nine hundred and sixty four and just celebrate that with theFELLAS. Yeah, it was. Was Your Dad Alive then? He wastoo, you see, it was here Melbourne Fan from the GECKO. Well, he grew up in Perth. So yeah, so how how are youa Melbourne Fan actually? Well, in in the waffle he's the go forWest Perth, the cardinals, and they had the same song as Melbourne andthey will the same colors. Oh, whenever it came the AFL, that'swhen 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, hearddad. I'm like ninety five percent sure he played a couple games in thewaffle and it was for one of the Perth teams. I like I don'tknow because it's like I'm pretty sure there's north east south then yeah, there'splenty of it. So I'm not exactly sure who it was for, butI'm ninety nine cent sure he played a couple games in the waffle. Idon't think he played like years and years, but yeah, I think he waspretty handy a footy. So yeah, fair enough, there I was.Had got him, I can to be honest. Melbourne's probably even lesssuccessful 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 fromlike two thousand and ten have they been pretty similar to what? Who arethe 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 waythrough like the last century before that. So tight. The Tigers are kindof like that because the bow main tigers, who's like half of ourclub, they were like one of the three original teams. So they wonlike Bolk premierships in like the nineteen tens. So we're like we're up there interms 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 specificevent as such, but I want to go back and watch Don Bradman becauseI'm a big cricket fans, probably arguably one of my it's probably argue withmy 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 inAustralia kind of knows the story about Bradman, which says enough, likethere's not too many sports and where you could you just find out about themwithout even trying. But he's statistically the...

...best sportsman to ever live. Likehis he is that much better than everyone else who's played cricket. It's likeactually ridiculous. I think someone genuinely worked out statistically who was the best sportsmanever and I think Bradman was ahead of like baby ruth and just some ofthe other freaks of the world. Obviously it's very like I'm very skeptical aboutit because it was like in the S S up. I don't think theyfielded 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'sa lot of stuff like that where it's a bit, you know, likebit dodgy. But for someone with such good starts like I just want togo back and see if he was actually that good or if it was justall a hoax. Like yeah, so the day I'm picking in particular isin the nine thirty ashes, first day the test. He scored three hundredruns in one day. Only player to ever do it. Normally, ifa team scores three hundred one day it's pretty good effort. So for oneplayer 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 ifI'm going to be impressed with what I go back and see, but Ijust wanted to see. You know, it's just something that kind of bugsme about cricket that there's this goat of the sport that no one there's likenot much. There is a little bit of footage, but it's kind ofall grainy and black and white. So it's hard to tell if he wasreally that good. It's hard to know if the bowls were bowling like ahundred KS now or a hundred and fifty. So yeah, that's just I wantto go back and see if the big fellow is any good of thesecraft. So yeah, fair enough, Brownie, that one. Yeah,yeah, my number three is in a similar theme to Moses. But NorthMelbourne Premiership. It took there's been for so bitch and more generous than youfor you guys for and they've all been more recent. But and it wasvery hard for me to decide, but I left just going with nineteen seventyfive, which was north Melbourne's first premiership and at the time they were theonly team. They'd been in the the VfL then for fifty years and they'rethe only team to never have won a premiership at that time. So thatwould 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 goingon at the time. But if you're a lifelong north Melbourne Fan and thatwas the only team to never win a premiership. That time they would bein pretty special but it was tied between that and one thousand nine hundred andseventy seven, because that was the year that North Melbourne drew the grand finaland then one in the second week. So yeah, that was the firsttime 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 Iend up just going with nine seventy five because it was the first ever oneand that would have been a pretty incredible moment at the time if you're alifelong north Melbourne Fan. Yeah, and that were the only team never winand 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 prettyin there. Not a teams have one friendierships in our lifetime. I don'tknow. Jo was pretty confident, I was pretty confident all three of uswere going to have that. Yeahs just something. The only thing is Ifeel like it would be a bit surreal would in the premiership like I'm notsure. 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 thatwe're older. I think if you want it when you're like ten, thatwouldn't be that good because you just feel so I got a little taste ofit in two thousand and eighteen after the days a day. Yeah, fora while, and then had those few couple of finals, but they beatGeelong, beat Hawthorne, kind of got caught up in it a little bit. Made the grip over to Perth and things are gone pretty well. Obviouslyeveryone knows that got absolutely smashed in that...

...that final. But up until they'reand it kind of felt like like it, we'd won the premiership just because justbeen bad for so long. So I can only imagine what would feellike if he's ever ever managed to go the full way. Yeah, there'ssomething 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 teamthat's not successful because it just makes them more interesting. I don't think followingthe sport would be that interesting if you wouldn't premiership once every five years andlike the pit the people we know who go for Hawthorne, like half ofthem 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? Sodo 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 teamwins a premiership, do you think you'll be like satisfied and like not followthe 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 itafter they win the premiership and then you'll get more disappointed when I just notwin the next year? Because I personally think that when my I follow theFooty, but when my team went to premiership finally and I like to followit and I'm like a big fan of it, I think I'll be likeokay, like I'm kind of satisfied. I don't need to follow my teamto the same degree as I did before, because I've experienced that. I'm kindof just waiting for that moment. Once I've got it. I feellike 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 avery good question. I've never ever thought about that before. I reckon ifthe 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 knowwhat, we want it like. I'm fairly happy with that. Probably there'sno no high that you can go. Yeah, I don't know, it'sHMM. Yeah, it's hard. I'd not to say unless you're in thesituation. 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 saidhe was like more pumped when they made it to the grand final and thenhe said like the week building into it and like the celebrations, he saidhe just like kind of took it for granted and almost it didn't really kickin till, like, you know, a couple months after that they'd actuallywon 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 termsof how I'd be after, I don't know. I feel like it wouldalways be like a big sprint to the finish. So maybe the next fewseasons I might fall a little bit off, but then my batteries would like rechargeand I'd be back on the horse again. Yeah, but it's hardto say. If they beat if they then became a team that just cametop for every if, like ten years straight, maybe your expectations would riseand you would just like if they started playing average again, you wouldn't carethat 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 thinkI 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 myexpectations would kind of just be like, I don't really care how we gofor the next like five years. We've got our premiership, but but thenlike after a few years off, you know disappointment might might lower those expectationsagain, then start start cracking the whip on the fellas again. So whatdoes that take us to? Moss, how many of you said of yours? I've had? Who So far, or what's your third one? Forthis 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, justthe hype that was surrounded by him. I can it was probably one ofthe first athletes that was more than...

...just an athlete. He was likekind of a public figure and people cared about like his life and what hewas 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'ta boxing fan either, but people would take days off school to watch himin his bouts against him like Joe Frasier and all that. So I justreckoned the whole just history around him would have been really cool to get caughtup in. So yeah, he might number two. Yeah, rumble inthe jungles probably the most famous one. Yeah, I think that was whenhe 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 thatage 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 orwhatever, but that's kind of the most famous one. That is the mostrandom event, though, like looking back, to just have a world class boxingfight in the middle of Africa, like when they when they called therumble in the jungle, I thought it was just a name for promotion andthen, like the other year, I legit googled it and it was inthe 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 andI remember, I can't remember what Olympics it was a might have been twothousand and sixteen. I think he had Parkinson's disease, but he might haveheld the torch or something for a little bit and yeah, I know myparents. They were like almost in tears, like he just seemed like he wassuch a Megastar and, as you said, everyone just loved him likemore than a sportsman. Yeah, and he just seems like the ultimate professionalguy. He was like a bit of a performer as well. Yeah,exactly. And Yeah, yeah, all of his quotes as well, likewhen he gets his bed, Jimmy turns a lot off and he's in bedbefore it's dark, just although sort of quotes. I he got around himso much. Yeah, just boxing in general at that time. I thinkthere's quite a few sports as one. That's actually my final event, butthere's quite a few sports, even golf, like going back and watching hope forI'm not spoiling anyone's other point, but going watch going back and watchingGreg Norman in his prime. There's a few sports nowadays that I just don'tthink 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 amazingand nowadays, like I've gotten into it a little bit in the last twelvemonths, but yet no one cares nearly as much. I don't think manypeople on the street would be able to tell you who, like the heavyweightcontenders are at the moment. So I don't know clue. Yeah, itwould be definitely interesting one to watch. This is brought back bad memories,though. Mas I actually got this question wrong in the quiz. They saidwho did Muhammad Ali fight in the rumble in the jungle and I said JoeFrasier and it was George Foreman, and I'd legit. Listen to a podcastabout it like the day before. It's probably one. I'm a big chokerin 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 meand I'll keep you up and I for sure, Brownie, you're a bigboxing fan at you I would have the first clue. Like, obviously Iknow whom Muhammad Ali rumble of Ruggle is, but like, it's not something thatI ever really think about, something that I even considered when doing this, to be honest. But it would be cool at the time to seeit 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 stillknow who Muhammad Ali. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, that's kind of a similarline, 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 technicalbatsman, 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 mynumber two, but number ones obviously Cathy Freeman that we talked about before. My number two. I was actually seven when this happened. It wasin two thousand and eight, which is quite old for but I put itin 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 thetwo thousand and eight Wimbledon final between Rafa and Roger, which rapper one inwhat they say is like the Best Wimbledon final of all time, over fivehours, five sets, I think it was eight, six and the fifthset to Rafa. And even though I'm a Roger Fan, the read likeRoger is my favorite player ever. The reason I put this in is becauseRoger had won five wimbledons of a row going up to that point and RAPPhad 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 wasgoing to win as always, and he didn't, and he in the BestWimbledon 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 wasjust ridiculous to think that, because Roger seemed unbeatable. And even though I'mnot a big RAPA Fan, now big Roger Fan, I'm also a bigfan of like not the same person winning all the time. And I thinkthe reason I'm a big Roger Fan is because I've only been a big tennisfan for the last ten years, where rodgers only one three or four grandslams. And if I was a tennis fan during big as close as Iam now, during the fourth years previous to that or the five years previousto that, where Roger won everything, I don't think I would have beenI would be a bigger a Roger Fan, which is a weird thing to thinkabout, but and I think I might have even been going for rapperat the time and him winning that match in the way that he did inthe 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 somuch drama. There was a few a couple of rain delays, like RogerSaves, Maths Smash points in the fourth set and then one the set andthen got into a fifth and then rapper end up winning. Would have justbeen an incredible moment. Yeah, actually right, lie didn't even know thatthat was. I know there was obviously some of the world's best matches everin 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 likeI got around it, but I wish I appreciated tennis from about two thousandand eight to two thousand and fourteen a little bit more, because nowadays Ikind of look back on I was like, yeah, I just took it forgranted. But there was legit three of the best players of all timein their primes, yea almost in their primes, like Jockovitz, probably notin 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 beenproducing these best awesome matches for over, like since it's probably two thousand andseven, 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 thousandand two thousand and twelve, it was just a given that the semi finalswould be five set thrillers that go to midnight. Yeah, and nowadays it'slike there's obviously great matches each year, but kind of lucky to get that. So yeah, no, no,...

...late in Hewitt, Brownie, Ithought right here like get to mentioned. I feel like I wouldn't have likeeven though now it would be different, but I feel like at the timeAustralians 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 theearly s and late s were times where Astralians weren't a successful. But Ithink it wouldn't have been long enough for it to be like, for itto be a special like Philipousis and rafter had both been quite successful for thefew years beforehand and like pack cash one Wimbledon, like Fif ten just overten years before that. Like you know, I just don't feel like it's farremoved 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 likeentertainers. So yeah, are you a big lateen huit fan, thoughhe doesn't really strong's a browning kind of I am a big Latan Hewitt Fanin 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 thelast 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 peopledidn't like him. When he was like at his peak, when he waslike twenty two, he was like if he's broken. Yeah, and lotit was just a bit of a Brat and lack of watch. Of peoplehated 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 wrapbag. I think you might have had like a rats tail at onepoint. Yeah, very early. Yeah, he had like a mullet. Hewas 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 thesame one. That would be a bit of it. I don't think wewill, but yeah, well, my one's wit of a pod, butmaybe they'd I'm going with the one thousand nine hundred and eighty three or notthe close that no result, result, result. I'm going with the America'scome. This is just something I cannot get my head around either. Whyis why we sailing ever a big event? I don't think sailings ever been talkedabout in Australia. The only reason I know anything about sailing is,well, I don't even know anything about it, but like the Halaby sailingfirst captain caught, same bust me. That's about much as I know aboutit. But now I have they've started this new sailing thing called sale GPand it's like a f one type structure. So they go to like a fewharbors around the world and they do like two days of racing, kindof like a vt sup because fine type thing. And I watched they startedin 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, atwo year gap, at ten year gap. So it's a bit weird. Butthe 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 howthey won it before it started that the New York Yacht Club had won thefirst. Well, they had won every edition of it from eighteen fifty oneto this one in nineteen eighty three. This is the first time the NewYork Yacht Club had lost. So Australia had tried nineteen sixty two, nineteensixty seven, nineteen seventy, nineteen seventy four, nineteen seventy seven, nineteeneighty. Lost all of them pretty convincingly for Neil, if not for one. And then Alan Bond. He decided to invest in this, in thisnew boats called Australia to. He had...

...had a crack the the three yearsprevious. 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'relike the CEO of the boat or something. But yeah, Australia to. Itwas nineteen eighty three. The Royal Perth Yacht Club are skippied by JamesBertrand 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 reallyknow 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'snot a sail or anything, he's not a boats person, but my dadtalks about this event nonstop. Will even talking about it last night because Ibrought it up and struggled to get him to shut up about it for agood thirty minutes. And Yeah, I just the main thing is similar tothe Dom Bradman thing. It's just pure intrigue. I want to see howthis country got like engrossed in a sailing race. Like I just don't getit. I know that. I know. The America's Cup used to be ahuge thing, but now I like I watched it once and it's likeno one cares about it, like you'll just see it on Fox sports duringthe day every four years. And Yeah, this really just changed the landscape ofthe America's Cup, probably ruined it actually, because now there's like allthese random international yachts like New Zealand's one of the couple times Switzerland of wanteda 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 weretrying to get into pubs to watch it and they were like knocking people backbecause there's too many people there. And I don't know who I think wasBob Hart, came out and said any boss who sacks are work or fornot turning up today as a bum, like they wanted them to make upa public holiday. But he wouldn't go to that extreme, but he justsaid 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, thenthey went three one down. So Australia had to win the three final racesand they did it. And Yeah, it was that fight. The seventhand final race, September, the twenty sixth, and I think everyone justlost it. Australia just went into mayhem, which is just kind of a bitof a theme of my aunts. To be honest. I just wantto 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 itjust 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 Australiaon 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 thefirst one that he brought up. And whenever we go back to Perth wealways go to the Perth Yacht Club and they've still got the Australia to boatin there and you can like it's they've got a whole museum just built aroundthis one boat. So clearly a pretty big thing back but yeah, Ihaven't really had much too much about it, but at the time it would havebeen absolutely huge. So yeah, with you on that one call andthen 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 weresaying, Brownie, you just like that's just the main thing. There's somuch intrigue as to how this was such a big thing. Yeah, it'slike a lot of the things were talked about, like I want to seeI want to go back and watch Greig Norman because apparently he was like anational superstar. Want to go watch the Kathy Freeman race and yeah, it'sjust 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 onethousand nine hundred and eighty nine grand final between the Hawks and Geelong. It'sthe game where, damn it, Bradon...

...got his ribs broken in the firstminute, 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 Delonghad an eight goal come back in the last quarter. But the Hawks gotthe win by goal, I think, which is probably the only downside ofthe day. But yeah, just bang around to that game. Everyone talksabout the Geelong and Hawthorne rivalry in the S and I reckon that's probably thethe 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 quarterand still going on. My pretty good game. I think. I'ven't reallywatched the whole game, but yeah, apparently you're still star even though youhad the broken ribs. So yeah, I reckon just going back and watchingthat 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 greatestgrand final ever? Yeah, it's kind of the one grand final that getstalked about, just always brought up. It's in the top five of bestgrand finals of all time. So yeah, all right, it's just one ofthose ones. That does sound crazy. How high scoring was it, ifGarry, I look, nine goals? Yeah, nine goals in the losingside, I think it was. Well, I didn't. imaginally theyboth tuned up. Yeah, it was so I think Jelong Wan to kicktwenty five goals for the match and Hawthorne Kick Twenty Six. Yeah, itwas 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 fortyfour, two hundred and thirty eight. Yeah, yeah, absolutely. Actuallyboth kick twenty one goals. It's just Hawthorne got six bins. Okay, yeah, absolutely insane. Pretty Yeah, high scoring. So that's always agood for a grand final. Doesn't happen very often. That one wouldhave probably goes down in folklore is one of the best ever. It seemscrazy by the looks of it. They they have felt commentators, the peoplecommentating this game, Sandy Robertson Dennis cority. It's like they were going to datingfive years ago. What? Well, that's gay. Actually a troopers theJE now, apparently, dum it was just like a superstar back ofthe day and I well, I don't know, but based off the wayhe looks down, I assume he was a bit of a rooster back inthe 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 definitelyin the top three. It's hard to say who's the best. Same asBradman, I guess, because it's hard to compare the players over generations becauseobviously players are getting better as we kind of go on in time. Soit's hard to have to compare. But Gary Ablett saying Ya, absolutely wouldhave 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 wasthe coach. I've heard of him. Not Quite sure who he was aplayer in the north seventy five and seventy seven premierships. He must have beena young he was coach and play for North and my same one. Whathe coach North Molin while playing. That's our so we're there any that wereclose 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'treally put too much thought into it. But some of your answers. OfDefinitely, I think the Sydney Olympics kind of just as a whole. Ithink yeah, would be quite a man in there. For Mine was justthink. I'll just thinking about their little Sydney Olympics just would have been somethingoverall that. It's definitely my number one. Wanted to be there the most thewhole thing. Yeah, hopefully Australia at the Olympics again. I'm saystage. 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 notbig 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 thenthey apparently came back for the two thousand and twelve. How's that even bossoverly nexssible. There would have been like I think, I think I mighthave 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 thirtyseven, so he must been pretty young in the original styeah squadron. Soyeah, that's pretty much all I've got really. Yeah, there's not reallyany. I didn't really have any honorable mentions, to be honest, thatas it's probably just anything on the same theme, just like moments that Australiakind of got united behind people who have a little bit of intrigue about theircareer, like in days gone by that no one really knows the level ofplay. They were out a race. I reckon they would be cool togo watch. would be like, what's that race where all the a hundredmeat, all hundred meter runners will like on doping? It was like MichaelJohnson and Carl Lewis or something. It was like in the S, Ithink. I'm not sure. It's a famous race where, yeah, alleight competitors in the hundred meter final were like doping and they were all likeeast. But yeah, I guess. But that probably wouldn't be the bestspectacles at the time. You wouldn't actually know the doping. So would reallyinteresting to be another hundred meter final. So that's pretty much it. GotAnything else planning for the day, Lads Mos, no, just a datewith the couch, I think. Watching him put it yeah, I'm nottoo sure whether to go for a skateboard or not. But yeah, prettymuch just going to be footy from one o'clock to ten o'clock, as itusually 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 newSouth Welshman. I could easily got uself Welshrom my family lives there. Butyeah, so that's pretty much it for me. I'm on the second dayof four days in a row of recording, so absolute work. Orse over herePeter siddle bowling twenty overs into the wind. But now, thanks forlistening, thanks for joining me. Boys, if you have enjoyed it, juststay tuned for the next few episodes. got some good ones coming out inover the next two weeks. So yeah, enjoy your day, lads. Just he's got.

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