I wasn’t sure whether this belongs here, in the Lions Den or elsewhere. But here goes.
You would need to be antipodean or some rare sort of weirdo to recognise my avatar. It is a photo from 1986, the year my team (the mighty Parramatta Eels) last won the comp. We are no cubbies, but the source of ridicule for many.
Anyway the last time we won was the year we opened our former new stadium. Our supporters had burnt down our previous one after we first won the comp in 1981.
That new stadium was recently knocked down for a rebuild (bring on your wrecking ball). Well last weekend we opened our newest state of the art home ground with a 51 - 6 thumping of the Wests Tigers.
About 20 minutes after the game they blew another hooter to signal that the spectators were allowed on the ground. Thousands poured on with their balls for a runaround and a kick with their footy.
Now to come to the point of the story. Spotted on the field wearing the colours of my people and having a kick, that is Mark Evans who was the bass player for AC/DC during their heyday. Gotta love this city.
I would love to hear your incognito musician everyday sports fandom stories.