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Saturday, 24 March 2012

AFL and the Lake Wobegon syndrome

Perusing the commentators prognostications on the eve of that important religious festival, the commencement of a new AFL season I am reminded of Garrison Keillor's sign off line at the end of his weekly monologue from Lake Wobegon, "where all the men are strong, all the women are beautiful and all the children are above average".

According to the commentators virtually all the teams in the competition this year are "above average" in that I can find looking at the suggested trajectory for each club that hardly any club is tipped to move backwards down the ladder. This is going to be wonderful to watch. All the "above average" teams levitating up the ladder, while no-one goes backwards.

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