Yet another train wreck of a Brownlow from what I've seen. Half the blokes thought they were going to a funeral, the other half to senior prom. And a new low of a FIH tie paired with a wing collar, or perhaps he was the butler. Gary Ablett's decent form from last year didn't carry over, unfortunately.
Agreed, Corey Enright of Geelong (great player that he is) is a perfect example of this - http://mm.afl.com.au/RedCarpetImages/2012/500x500/270761.jpg
Very few looked anywhere near decent. My votes go to James Hird, Tim Watson, Mike Fitzpatrick (Chairman of the AFL) and then to an extent Andrew Demetriou (in Canali by Henry Bucks if I hears him correctly), Hamish McLachlan and Bruce McAvaney (difficult to see too well).
In terms of players, Brownlow winner Jobe Watson in Versace was probably among the best (and he was a long way from great, which tells you how bad others were).
Had a great weekend in Sydney, three hours in ice waters, mud (so much mud) and electric shock fields for Tough Mudder. Thoroughly recommend it for anyone who likes a challenge. Thinking of doing it again next year. Rolled my ankle badly about halfway through (of 20kms) but kept running, jumping, climbing etc. Was fine on course but foot ballooned afterwards (going down now) and other foot is in agony as I must have carried all my weight on it. A few days off training and cycling now as I hobble around.
Managed to get to Clovelly Beach and into the water for a little recovery on Sunday (what beautiful weather) and hobbled around Circular Quay, the Botanic Gardens and a little of the city. Only shop I managed to venture into was Voi which had lots of overpriced rubbish but looked like it you had the time and energy to look around there might be some worthwhile finds (I saw Incotex trousers for $150 and some cashmere Ballantyne ties for $90). Was not really in a shopping mood though. Must go back and enjoy Sydney in the sunshine again. Thanks again to those who made recommendations.