Sorry, can we just take a quick time out here please, because the place has gone completely mad.
A few years ago, the American comic Chris Rock noted that the world was upside down, as the best golfer in the world was black and the best rapper in the world was white.
Well what the hell is going on at the minute? I accept that at the end of the day, it is what it is, and that we have to always look forward into the future and not retrospectively go back to where we once were previously in the distant past and repeat ourselves twice, over and over.
I also accept that today is merely tomorrow’s yesterday and that the future is always going to be uncertain because we haven’t gone there yet.
However, what the sam hell is happening in the last few days?
- Federer, Sharapova and Nadal all gone in the first three days of Wimbledon.
- The Cats blow a lead, any lead, at three quarter time.
- Watson will open for Australia.
- We tune into Channel 9 Wednesday at 7pm and The Block isn’t on!
- A young professional super fit athlete, in his best season ever, working within a heavily controlled diet, fitness and training schedule, is offered a tablet that reduces obesity, and calmly admits to having taken it
- I agreed with Mark Doyle
Is it to do with that weird winter moon recently or just we’ve all lost our collective minds? Have we in some way opened the floodgates to Pandora’s Box of worms, and adopted a completely blasé-faire attitude that is stopping us go the extra mile?
Just as Andy Maher on SEN noted recently that a recent match was the 140th anniversary of Carlton playing Essendon, celebrating 150 years since their first match, a friend of mine said wisely last night that what we pick up on the swings we lose on the roundabouts, but we have been on a rollercoaster down a slippery slide.
As a team it is clear we need to have more scoreboard pressure, and break the lines with our run and carry, and this needs to cascade down from our leadership group.
I believe we need a paradigm shift and have to drive through our burning platform and go the extra mile whilst thinking outside the square made of the nine dots.
It is clear that going forward, we need to reach out, cut through and win the morning, to successfully reposition upwards.
I believe it is only through working shoulder to shoulder, standing back to back, going at it toe to toe, with our shoulders to the wheel and noses to the grindstone, that arm in arm we will successfully succeed.
Let’s get things back to normal. These changes are making my head spin.
I blame the internet, climate change, the surplus of facial hair amongst baristas and an overall failure to return to good old fashioned values and manners.
I’m going to have a lie down, wake me when normal transmission is resumed.