There is stupid and then there is Essendon. If Lance Armstrong looked up ‘stupid’ he would find his name and then if he looked under ‘incredibly stupid’ he would find the Essendon Football Club. While Armstrong is at it he should also look up ‘moral nihilistic’, ‘sociopath’, ‘liar’, ‘bully’, ‘criminal’, and last, but not least ‘roles you can play while incarcerated’. However I diverge.
The news this week that Essendon has or hasn’t been injecting illegal substances or peptides or red cordial is flabbergasting on many levels. First of all how Essendon could employ someone who goes by the self-proclaimed non de plume of The Weapon (even his wife has to call him The Weapon) is worrying. If someone had come to my high school and tried to call themselves The Weapon they soon would have been called The Wanker. I would have expected the same at a decent footy club, but obviously that doesn’t apply at Essendon. Regardless The Weapon is no more and will be now known as The Blunt Crayon.
As for Stephen Dank alarm bells should have rung.
Where does Bomber Thompson lie in all this seeing as The Crayon worked at Geelong with him?
What about the coach formerly known as King James? Given the buck, or peptides, stop with him then Master James will have to grovel a great deal to get his reputation back if that is even possible.
In the wash up, I am predicting Essendon will not play for points this year and the likeable Jobe Watson will have to forfeit his Brownlow medal. It is a sad day for footy, but fans shouldn’t worry too much as it is only Essendon. I still haven’t forgiven them for losing the ’90 Grand Final to Collingwood.
As final point, The Crayon was a rodeo clown prior to working in the footy world.