Melbourne-based readers may remember Channel 7's failed attempt at reality television "The Club" that screened during 2002. The premise was that they created a football team from scratch and unleashed them and their offbeat shenanigans on a suburban footy league. Relatively speaking it didn't do too badly actually - they won a premiership and the program rated quite well. The problem was that it cost too much to make considering they couldn't sell it to the Sydney market and so it got the arse at the end of last season.
Anyway, the point to all this reminiscing is that I've been looking through tons of old documents that are lying around my flat and I'll be posting a few of them for comedy value over the next couple of weeks. The first one is proof that Channel 7 missed a great opportunity to pick somebody for their show that would have ensured it ended up seen by millions worldwide...
I thought my covering letter that said I hadn't played footy for years but once kicked the greatest goal in the history of the sport (a bicycle kick from 40 meters out sports fans) would have ensured international superstardom but alas it wasn't to be. They picked some questionable looking duds, none of them did anything for the ratings and we all know the end result. Greg Miller is now CEO of Richmond - this has nothing to do with the fact that I picked them to run last this season. Honestly.
And doesn't the signature look suspiciously like it says "Brett Lee"? CONSPIRACY ON!