FanDuel - WFBC

May 01, 2006

After the Siren?: The umpires 'didn't hear' the end of game siren, play continued and Saint Kilda scored a point to tie the scores. Fremantle have protested and the result is now before a tribunal, or may even go to court. Controversy at an Australian Football League game

posted by owlhouse to other at 06:22 PM - 15 comments

That's a big field for them to not have a standardized way of letting everyone know when the game is over.

posted by chicobangs at 06:42 PM on May 01

From the article: A FAN in a corporate box tapping on the timekeepers' window with a stubbie was the only reason the official realised play continued after he activated the siren in the shambolic conclusion to Sunday's St Kilda-Fremantle match. A stubbie?

posted by holden at 10:12 PM on May 01

A stubbie? A small bottle of beer, around 375 ml. A very Australian way of catching someone's attention.

posted by owlhouse at 11:09 PM on May 01

the game is over.....the buzzer goes...the beer is empty...let's go home.

posted by tommytrump at 12:26 AM on May 02

its bs and hopefully the league will figure it all out. freo fans need sumthing going for them.

posted by SleepingChicken at 07:36 AM on May 02

around 375 ml. Fucking metric system, my car gets 4 rods to the Hogs head and thats the way I like.

posted by HATER 187 at 07:44 AM on May 02

yeah...it's THE REST OF THE WORLD THAT'S FUCKED UP.....that's six oz. to you.

posted by tommytrump at 10:26 AM on May 02

A small bottle of beer, around 375 ml. Thanks for the explanation, owlhouse. I have heard "stubbie" used in American slang with more *ahem* anatomical connotations. Funny also that the standard American size beer (375 ml = approx. 12 ounces) is considered small in Australia.

posted by holden at 11:01 AM on May 02

my apologies...375 GRAMS....= six ounces

posted by tommytrump at 11:22 AM on May 02

In Canada, they phased out the stubbies just as I was getting to be old enough to start drinking underage, so they remind me of my childhood. (mmmm, beer for kids.) (In the states, I think Red Stripe is the only nationally available beer that's still bottled in them. There may be others, though.)

posted by chicobangs at 03:05 PM on May 02

Red Stipe, Ire Mon!

posted by HATER 187 at 03:55 PM on May 02

Thanks for the explanation, owlhouse. I have heard "stubbie" used in American slang with more *ahem* anatomical connotations Stubbies. Also a well known brand of (very) short shorts in Australia. Now seriously out of fashion except in Sydney's Oxford Street. I assumed that the guy in the corporate box wasn't wearing a pair. Funny also that the standard American size beer (375 ml = approx. 12 ounces) is considered small in Australia The bigger sizes get warm too quickly. In tropical and sub-tropical climes, one places one's stubbie in a foam or plastic 'stubbie cooler'. This ensures a good grip (condensation on the glass makes it slippery) and stops body heat from your hands from warming the contents.

posted by owlhouse at 06:42 PM on May 02

News just in - the AFL have awarded the victory to Fremantle. So justice is done.

posted by owlhouse at 06:17 PM on May 03

In tropical and sub-tropical climes, one places one's stubbie in a foam or plastic 'stubbie cooler'. Where I live we call them 'coozies. Does that word even translate? And gratzs to Fremantle for a long (very long) hard fought win.

posted by Folkways at 06:38 PM on May 03

mad stubbies

posted by HATER 187 at 09:46 AM on May 10

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