There's a prevailing stereotype out there that athletes are dumb. Yesterday, Australian Rules Football player Matthew Westfield did his part to see that this stereotype was upheld globally. He ran full-speed into a goal-post, broke it out of the ground, and wasn't phased.
He talked about it afterwards, and in what has to be considered an upset, he is able to put together complete sentences.
"The ball came in deep and I thought I was a fair chance for a mark," Westfield said.
"I wasn't aware of where the posts were, I just jumped and ran into something and didn't know what it was until I saw it (the post) on the ground.
"It didn't hurt at all, I'm pretty happy with that. To see it actually snap, I can't believe it, it didn't feel that hard."
You didn't know where the post was? And you ran into it, and still didn't realize what it was? Did you just start playing this sport yesterday?
If Manu Ginobili ends up hitting a game-winning shot for the Spurs, I wouldn't expect him to say afterwards "Well, I had the ball, and I decided to just close my eyes and randomly heave it into the air ... and I'll be damned if there wasn't a fucking rim there. You never know where they're going to put those things."
Devil leaves postmark [Sunday Tasmanian]