I’ve been lurking on this forum for many years now, reading the opinions, laughing at the childish arguments, checking in almost daily. But I just want to say a big thank you to all for the posts on Saturday night.
I live near Darwin and cyclone Marcus knocked out our power on Saturday morning which also meant no water (we’re on rainwater) and no reception for some reason, so I had to stand in a corner of my yard to get half a bar of reception. The NRL site would only refresh occasionally. Saw the score jump from 0-6 then suddenly to 8-6 whilst trying to get the kids to sleep in 30-degree heat and no fans. I was still proud of the team for keeping the Storm scoreless for so long but then NRL.com froze and wouldn’t update for the last 5 mins.
I was also frantically checking the forum, which loaded relatively quickly and the commentary here was better than Foxsports! I felt like I was watching the game. The comments regarding penalties built the atmosphere. Comments like “Storm are unbeatable with a lead at home” made me nervous. Then… Willow’s cryptic “Brooks in.” Followed by “YOU BLOODY BEAUTY!!!”
I was confused, nervous, then, when it became clear we scored I couldn’t help shouting certain words regarding certain storm players and laughing manically!
Thank you for making a weird night up there with my two other favourite Tigers moments: 2005 Grand Final and Farah vs Watts at Leichhardt 2009. Power came back last night so watched the replay this morning. Beautiful stuff!