Monday, September 24, 2007

Footy's night of nights: The Brownlow Medal

Tonight, we celebrated footy's night of nights: the Brownlow Medal. Every year, the Brownlow Medal is awarded to the best and fairest player in the league, based on the umpires' votes throughout the regular season (I guess it's similar to an MVP). You could be forgiven for thinking that the Brownlow was named after me ('cause I'm brown and my name is pab-LO... brownLO...), but it was actually named after Charles "Chas" Brownlow, a great player and administrator from the early days of the game.

As you can see, I dressed up for the occasion. It's strictly a black tie affair, and a night for the players' wives and partners to strut their stuff on the red carpet. It's the Oscars of AFL.

The medal was won this year by Jimmy Bartel, from the Geelong Cats, who scored 29 votes. Congrats, Jimmy!

The d-o-gzillaz really enjoyed the night, by the way. Here they are watching Jimmy:
I know he doesn't look very happy. I think he was just overwhelmed and a bit emotional. Who can blame him? His name was written in the AFL history books tonight!

To have YOUR name written in the AFL history books, enter my footy tipping competition, where you guess the winner and the points margin of Saturday's big game. Scroll down for more details.

Cheers,
--Pabs

9 comments:

The Cat Realm said...

Pablo, you look great! Black tie dress up complements you very nicely!

Daisy said...

I am very proud that a player from the Geelong Cats got this wonderful honor!

Henry Helton said...

Those dogzillas really look like they were enjoying themselves.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Hi, Pablo! Glad I was rite bout you! Lifin wif Bonnie, I haf to know my gray/brown tabbies! Still, I's supurrised. Purrs, mate!

Bron said...

Normally, I don't trust a man in a bow-tie... but gosh Pabs, you can carry it off so well!

Maggy & Zoey said...

Pablo... can you email us so we can send you your two pictures...
maggy & zoey at zoolatry...
zoolatry@gmail.com
Thank You!

Monica said...

I feel quite certain that one day you will be the first feline winner of the Brownlow award, Pablo. Once you get your team up and running, surely the refs will take notice.

Phoebe said...

You look so dreamy in that bow tie, Pablo.

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

congratulashunz to da grate jimmy bartel ... hoo lookz like he'z wunderin "ware ar doze grate dogzilla'z frum?!"

speekin uv "lookz" ... u got da lookz, pabs! nice black tie!
luv--yer fan--jh