Cometti: Results go against the script
Cometti: Results go against the script

After having another favourite TV series end with a let down (this time True Detective), all last week I keep wrestling with why it is Hollywood thinks everything should end like 'I Love Lucy'?

Yet by early Saturday night I started thinking maybe a couple of LA TV moguls had found their way into AFL House, how else could you explain the fuzzy 'feel good' results of the season's first 24 hours?

For the first time ever the competition's two newest clubs Greater Western Sydney and Gold Coast managed to win on the same day, hell they hadn't even won in the same round before.

And both won in style!

Sydney and Richmond had played in the finals last season yet they were reduced to last quarter rubble by the new boys.

The two historic upsets came less than a day after Fremantle, by AFL standards another babe in the woods, had thrashed the venerable 'Woods' and less than 24 hours before the league's third youngest team, Port Adelaide, beat Carlton (which even in dog years is exceedingly ancient).

Which meant another piece of history, the AFL's four most recent additions had all won in the one weekend (in just four games no less).

And by Sunday night, thanks to a Hollywood beginning, tradition and longevity was looking old and overrated.

The West Australian

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