Sunday, June 5, 2011
2011: The Year of Sporting Dominance?
Is it just me, or is Queensland looking to dominate nearly all major sporting codes this year?
1. Queensland Roar: won A-League final against Central Coast Mariners after 27-game unbeaten streak.
2. Queensland Firebirds: won national netball championship against Auckland Northern Mystics after entire season undefeated.
3. Queensland Reds: top of the table in Super 15 Rugby Union competition, with only 3 weeks before the finals. Can they reach the finals (which they've never done) and take the title as well?
4. Queensland State of Origin: won first of 3 game series, after winning the last five series. Can they make it 6 in a row?
OK, what about other codes?
Rugby League: potential. The North Queensland Cowboys are currently 4th on the ladder and the Broncos are 6th. Still a few months to go in the season.
AFL: lost cause. Both Queensland teams having dismal seasons. The new Gold Coast Suns are full of rookies and are bottom of the ladder. One of their two historic wins was against the other Queensland team, the Lions (who are third bottom on the table). Enough said I think.
Not sure if there is any point to this story, but it's just something I realised this week.