Footy is back for 2008, how exciting. All footy fans can approach round 1 full of optimism, hopeful that new players and established players returning from injury will create the right balance for a shot at September glory.

I’ve never been able to understand why some lament the omnipotence of AFL footy in Melbourne… just embrace it! Thou shalt have an allegiance, thou shalt compete in office footy tipping (no tanking to collect the boobie prize please) and thou shalt cast aside Collingwood supporters.

Frankly, Paul and I don’t care if you like footy or not. It’s back baby and there’s nowhere to hide. If you need further evidence, I refer you to our Footywrap Speckies video.