Growing up I played Aussie Rules, and later hockey too. Don’t really like watching hockey, but I loved playing it. Also loved swimming and long distance running. I wasn’t a great footy player, but I was good at tackling people. Shame I didn’t grow-up in a Rugby state maybe? I miss playing sport, and was talking to someone about joining a mixed Aussie Rules league but then the plague came.
I don’t like crowds, but I do like going to AFLW games when they’re in my ’burb. Great local footy atmosphere, but with a more diverse crowd. The was a footy ground at the end of my street when I was a kid, so local footy vibes and sounds are appreciated.
I started getting into F1 ’cause of that Senna movie and that Drive to Survive series, but all my memories of watching it in the 90s are that it was really boring. Still keen to see how Ricciardo and MacLaren do this year though. I have no interest in cars, but I’m into watching people who are really really good at stuff, and F1 brings a lot of those people together.
Playing ISS64 got me into soccer (actually playing that pretty F1 on the 64 got me curious about F1 too), but I don’t really have a local team, ’cause the one I liked (Melbourne Heart) got bought by Man City. None of the A-League teams have any history, and most have shit names. It blows. But I’m into the FFA Cup, and am itching for them to get a proper league going with relegation and stuff so maybe some of the older clubs can get back into it. But yeah, without a team I tend to lose interest. So mostly I just pay attention to the national teams. I’m still bitter about Italy diving during the 2006 World Cup.
I like teams that wear vertical stripes, either red and white or black and white. Applies to plenty of soccer teams, but no local ones, so…
I don’t fuck with solo sports (unless they’re biffo ones), but I have a soft spot for Nick Kyrios.
I don’t fuck with cricket ’cause all the Australian players seem like massive fucking tools. I liked the Boony era. I liked spin bowling in the backyard with my brothers.