Champagne Football: Myth and Bubbles

By Phil Dimitriadis Champagne is the alcoholic drink commonly associated with upper class tastes. It appears absurdly paradoxical that many fans that utter this expression would probably do so with while drinking beer or soft drinks. The only time we see champagne after a game of football is when it is poured into the premiership [Read more]

Footy as Religion: A Myth for All Seasons

By Phil Dimitriadis Man has built in himself images as a sense of security – religious, political, personal. These manifest as symbols, ideas, and beliefs. The burden of these dominates man’s thinking, relationships and his daily life. (J. Krishnamurti)   Corporate, religious and political rhetoric often sits comfortably with Australian Rules expression and its desire [Read more]

Ancient Myths – Local Heroes

  by Phil Dimitriadis Where does Australian Rules football, derive its imperative ideologies? What disciplines or beliefs drive the allegory of the sport? It is here that Biblical comparisons and Greek mythology might come into play. Hero mythology is derived from these two ideologies because of their influence on the moral fabric of language in [Read more]