Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  30
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 26
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    flemington
    Posts
    2,704
    Post Thanks / Like

    Insomnia between now and the Grand Final

    Dear woofers.
    I spend a hell of a lot of time reading WOOF but don't post any where near as much as I should.

    But here's my way of dealing with sleepless nights especially now with all the excitement and anticipation leading in to the grand final.

    It's a version of counting sheep.

    I close my eyes....... and internally put on the Craig Willis voice, (voice of the 'G) and I announce the premiership medallions innn a order....
    So please put your best a Craiggggga a Willisssa voice on and get going.

    aaah number. aaah one..... aah....... Adammmma atreloarrrrrra.

    then you have to go through the numbers who aren't gonna get one and there's a little internal dialogue regarding each player.
    2. Lewis Young (what does his future hold)
    3. Mitch........ (very sad situation for him but hard to argue he demands a spot in the team even though I love him)
    4. Bont, but he won't be announced til the end as captain.

    so it's anumber. afivea. aJossssha. aDunkleya.

    anumber...a.. six. aBailey......aSmithhha. (monstrous applause across this great land)

    a number a seven. a Lachie aHunterrrrrrrrrr.

    so I keep going down the list with a little pause as I visualise each of them getting their medallion, patting a cute little kid on the head, and then giving them their cap.
    then it's......
    aah number aah eighta. aStefannnn...a, aMartinnnnn.

    anumberrra tennnnna. Eastonnnnna awooooda.

    etc, etc all down the line. I never get to the end before falling asleep. And you can just keep doing it every night.
    starting at the start again.

    I did it in 2016. And it worked. And we won.

    you will sleep the sleep of angels.

    Feel free to try it. This a free WOOF health initiative and is not means tested. Not available to Melbourne supporters.
    Last edited by Dancin' Douggy; 15-09-2021 at 09:22 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    The Kennel
    Posts
    4,976
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Insomnia between now and the Grand Final

    Haha love it.

    I got to Dunks and then I got nervous so I stopped!

    The two weeks thing is killing me I feel like the nervous energy is compounding and by the time next Saturday comes around I'll be in the foetal position.

    Probably still saying the numbers, but with more rocking and druel than a normal day.

  3. Likes Dancin' Douggy, 39 Memories liked this post
  4. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    4,932
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Insomnia between now and the Grand Final

    The more I imagine our players on the Dias with the cup, the more I realise how much it’s gonna hurt if it’s not us up there. I wanna see Bevo and Bont raise the cup so badly now.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    2,528
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Insomnia between now and the Grand Final

    Love it DD. I have a very similar routine when I am trying to sleep and my mind is whirring, but it's a bit more 'bulldogs trivia'.

    My preferred game is to just go through every number and name the first player who comes to mind
    1 jarrad grant
    2 bob murphy
    3 mitch wallis
    4 daniel cross
    5 matthew boyd
    6 johnno
    7 westy
    8 hahn
    9 gilbee
    10 eagleton
    11 macrae
    12 williams
    13 gia

    etc. etc. It's always interesting to me how I get on particular tracks, and I love when I get a random name in there.

    I also like to choose old years or games and try to name the starting side. I'm sure I never get it 100%, but it's mindless enough that it pushes all my work/life worries to the side for long enough to sleep!

  6. Likes Grantysghost, HOSE B ROMERO liked this post
  7. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    flemington
    Posts
    2,704
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Insomnia between now and the Grand Final

    Yeah I do that too. But now I've shifted into grand final mode. I'm quite proactive like that. A real go-getter.(as if). And you also find that each name and number takes you on several side stories, and random paths and memories, and before you know it your mind is somewhere else and you're falling asleep.
    Quote Originally Posted by jazzadogs View Post
    Love it DD. I have a very similar routine when I am trying to sleep and my mind is whirring, but it's a bit more 'bulldogs trivia'.

    My preferred game is to just go through every number and name the first player who comes to mind
    1 jarrad grant
    2 bob murphy
    3 mitch wallis
    4 daniel cross
    5 matthew boyd
    6 johnno
    7 westy
    8 hahn
    9 gilbee
    10 eagleton
    11 macrae
    12 williams
    13 gia

    etc. etc. It's always interesting to me how I get on particular tracks, and I love when I get a random name in there.

    I also like to choose old years or games and try to name the starting side. I'm sure I never get it 100%, but it's mindless enough that it pushes all my work/life worries to the side for long enough to sleep!

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    2,528
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Insomnia between now and the Grand Final

    My Grand Final mode is naming our 2016 GF goalkickers in order. It's a real joy.

  9. Likes Dancin' Douggy liked this post
  10. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Inside the mind of Brian Lake
    Posts
    5,700
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Insomnia between now and the Grand Final

    No insomnia for me

    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    Nope. We haven't played the Dees with Stef, Dunks or Treloar.
    We will spank these pricks. I am sleeping well now.

    However I had a home invasion a few years and live in a bit of a dodgy inner city Sydney area, but I still sleep well because of my housemate Maddie.


    Maddie is a large, razor sharp meat cleaver.
    HEIGHT IS OVERRATED: CALEB DANIEL > TOM BOYD

  11. Likes bornadog, Bulldog4life, HOSE B ROMERO liked this post
  12. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    flemington
    Posts
    2,704
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Insomnia between now and the Grand Final

    Sounds bloody awful! Hope they caught the bastards.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Rot View Post
    No insomnia for me

    We will spank these pricks. I am sleeping well now.

    However I had a home invasion a few years and live in a bit of a dodgy inner city Sydney area, but I still sleep well because of my housemate Maddie.


    Maddie is a large, razor sharp meat cleaver.

  13. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    On a trapeze
    Posts
    846
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Insomnia between now and the Grand Final

    I had the theme from the Wil Anderson podcast 2 Guys 1 Cup stuck in my head at 2am the other morning.

    Pretending I was lying in the turf again after the GWS prelim sent me back off to sleep again, the sweet sweet smell of victory in that grass…
    Wake me up when we get to heaven, let me sleep if we're going to hell

    Good luck, for your sake I hope heaven and hell are really there, but I wouldn't hold my breath

    And we all found heaven - 2016 Premiers!

  14. Likes bornadog, 1eyedog liked this post
  15. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    1,915
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Insomnia between now and the Grand Final

    Ha, I do the same thing with footy numbers to fall asleep, but have slightly different players …….

    1. Purser
    2. Billy the Kid
    3. Grant
    4. Bont
    5. Bubba
    6. Johno
    7. Hawk
    8. Kennedy
    9. Gilbee
    10. Hunter
    11. McGuiness
    12. Cordy
    13. Gia
    14. Darcy
    15. Wynd
    16. Croft
    17. Cooney
    18. Beasley
    19. Flea
    20. Edmond
    21. Libba
    22. Harrison
    23. Roughead
    24. S. Wallis
    25. Hargrave
    26. Del-Re
    27. Super
    28. Dimma
    29. Deadeye
    30. Robbo
    31. Dale
    32. Fossie
    33. Choco
    34. West
    35. Baxter
    36. Lake
    37. Roarke
    38. Morris
    39. Libba
    40. Harbrow

  16. Likes jazzadogs, bornadog, HOSE B ROMERO liked this post
  17. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    East of the West
    Posts
    5,884
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Insomnia between now and the Grand Final

    Quote Originally Posted by angelopetraglia View Post
    Ha, I do the same thing with footy numbers to fall asleep, but have slightly different players …….

    22. Harrison
    How very dare you.
    "It's over. It's all over."

  18. Likes HOSE B ROMERO liked this post
  19. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    12,938
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Insomnia between now and the Grand Final

    Quote Originally Posted by EasternWest View Post
    How very dare you.
    The only correct answer is Peter Quill.

  20. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wherever the dogs are playing
    Posts
    49,328
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Insomnia between now and the Grand Final

    Quote Originally Posted by EasternWest View Post
    How very dare you.
    Should have been Cullen
    FFC: Established 1877

    Premierships: AFL 1954, 2016 VFA - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, VFL: 2014, 2016 . Champions of Victoria 1924. AFLW - 2018.

  21. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    26,966
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Insomnia between now and the Grand Final

    Quote Originally Posted by EasternWest View Post
    How very dare you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    The only correct answer is Peter Quill.
    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Should have been Cullen
    Ted Whitten Jr says oi!
    King Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. [singing stops] That is why I am your king.
    Dennis: Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

  22. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    1,915
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Insomnia between now and the Grand Final

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    Ted Whitten Jr says oi!
    Wally Donald ?

  23. Likes HOSE B ROMERO liked this post

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •