Buried in the sports coverage this week was the announcement not to proceed with the “names on jumpers” proposal.
Crio’s Question: What brainstorms have been short-lived?
July 21, 2014 by 18 Comments
Another think-tank fails. Maybe they should pay on performance.
Here are a couple of other short-lived “initiatives” in AFL:-
- The Winning Ratio. I recalled this on the split round weekend as Ch7 went for the “live ladder”. Though the ratio made mathematical sense, it was anathema to the points tradition and dropped when an even number of teams reconstituted.
- Both Field Umps Giving Brownlow Votes. Again, not nonsense, but the possibility of big discrepancies quickly frightened Town Hall. These days, with 3 field umps, young Gazza might push Bradman.
- Centre Diamond. Amended to square. Can’t recall why.
- Priority Picks (automatic). The Kreuzer Cup.
Interpretations, of course, change weekly, but rules are more formalised. Some, though, have been binned pretty quickly. Alas, others have remained…not all with a positive consequence.
What other “brainstorms” were short-lived?