...No, wait. We learnt that two pre-seasons ago when some 'photos' appeared.
Oh well. Any other lessons?
Well, as David Culbert said...
A: WADA confirms AOD is bannedB: Bombers admit 6 players took AODC: Are any of those 6 playing today?D: If so, Why?#AFLBombersPies...which is a result of WADA saying this...
— David Culbert (@Culbert_Report) April 25, 2013
AOD9604 has been banned by WADA for use by athletes since 1/1/11Any athlete using AOD9604 since 1/1/11 has breached the WADA code.
— Richard Ings (@ringsau) April 29, 2013
And how could this happen? How could 6 'confirmed*' players be allowed to play? Where was the accredited AFL media on this?
If it were a Chinese swimmer, you bet the sports media would be bleating a different tune.
And speaking of football media... scratch that - the non-embedded AFL-schmoozy football media, you know - the ones getting in and doing the hard yards on this issue, try this on for size. Read the tweet, click the link, open your mind and read the article.
My latest column on @theroarsports asking whether AFL players should be open to bans re doping - theroar.com.au/2013/04/29/sho…Glenn Mitchell, ladies and gentlemen.
— glenn mitchell (@MitchellGlenn) April 29, 2013
* Yep, confirmed. The Essendon Football Club said as much. No ifs, but, maybes or legal-representation-at-ten-paces.
But enough of that sordid stuff... back to the rankings and ratings and stuffing up the tips!
It seems that even though we altered the calculations to be more responsive, we haven't still been able to accurately get a handle on just how well Port Adelaide and Essendon are going.
Those two games again cost us a sweep of the board.
Not a single blow-out this week. We expect a different result next week though... a weekend of carnage likely!
The Blues have been less than impressive this season, but a win over Adelaide by more than the expected has them jump to 8th.
Richmond's close result and the high flying Bombers both move up the chart too. North Melbourne also impressed, picking up 10 points, but fail to change positions.
Port Adelaide also change places with Brisbane near the foot of the table. The Power are the second most improved team of the season.