It was so cool to see photos on Facebook of the Hotchkiss family in California, watching the game. We have never met, but have become friends since they started reading my blog a while ago. I'm sure that they had no idea what was going on for most of the game, but it was cool to know that they were barracking for Hawthorn for us, and watching it on the other side of the world at the same time.
Alison came with us to watch it at my Mum and Dad's and I felt sick before it started. It's crazy to think that I never really cared about the footy that much, and now I know all the players, and feel sick from nerves before a game. I have no doubt Aaron is influencing me from Heaven and is loving that I'm almost as Hawks obsessed as he was. At half time we went out on the street for our usual half time kick. Harri loved remembering when we used to do it with Aaron.
It was such an intense game and too close for my liking. I was so worried that we were going to lose it in the last quarter, but with about four minutes to go I knew we were okay and commented that it would be the moment when Aaron would've started crying happy tears. Harri and Kobe were so excited and were yelling out the theme song at the end!
I loved watching the players celebrate at the end, and especially loved when Brian Lake's son ran into his arms at the end. It was also very cute when the little girl who presented Hodgey with his medal said 'you're a champion!'. I also loved seeing how happy Josh Gibson was at the end as he 'cried like a sissy' (as he put it). Harri kept asking if they were 'happy tears'.
coming to Tassie on Monday and can't wait to see them on stage with the premiership cup. I wonder if it willl be as big as Mad Monday was in 2008. We were disappointed we weren't able to get tickets to go to watch the grand final, but having them come down to Tassie to show off the cup will be awesome. We feel so lucky to have them in Tassie so often.