Weekly Wrap 22nd April 2018

A more up beat week over the last 7 days, a few shares from my holiday last weekend (more to come next week). The first was my footy footage of the Hawks V Melbourne

A great game to watch all be it freezing cold, even Iron Man made and appearance to promote an  Avengers event in Melbourne. Throughout the rest of the week to be honest I lazed around trying to relax and enjoy the the rest of my holidays from work which didn’t quite go to plan with plenty of house work needing to be done.

I also shared with you all footage from Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium a place my girls aged 6 and 3 loved there was so many different marine animals to see and the tanks were fantastic you got a great view of most of them, Laila my eldest loved the penguins but there were plenty of other fish to see

 

We would love for you to subscribe to our you tube channel, Kieran got a hair cut and showed us his new do he was also quite excited when his team Geelong got up over Port Adelaide 

Something we didn’t discuss here on the Mates Madness website but was a pretty big effort in sport (shared on our twitter account) was Oakland A’s left handed pitching pitching the first no hitter of the 2018 MLB season and the first for the Boston no hit game for the Boston Red Sox since Aprill 22 1993 25 years ago.

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Matt

Port Adelaide vs Geelong Round 5 Anzac Round 2018

Hey

as you guys know me and Matt have season membership passes to all port home games and me being a Geelong supporter I was happy about this being a Port home game as I only get to wear my Geelong stuff to watch them live once maybe twice a year.

You can see all the Port Adelaide vs Geelong footage I took in the video below of what I got. With it being the Anzac round, they do the last post and National Anthem you can almost hear a pin drop with how quiet it is in the ground and it just picks up when the National Anthem is done with the players go back and wait for the game to start.

I was happy with the result but I would of thought the Peter Badcoe medal should of gone to somebody else then Joel Selwood I would like to see George Horlin-Smith win it. Because George was on the ball more than Joel and Had more Disposals and didn’t lose the ball to much ever.

But other then that this was an alright game of football and I hope it will be like this for the rest of the year
after the game we went and got some tea and went back to Damo house and played some NBA 2k18. I was just watching Matt and Damo play, they chose to go all-time best with Matt picking the New York Knicks and Damo picking The Philadelphia 76ers. Damo won the game with Wilt Chamberlin dominating getting 29 points and 17 rebounds.

Maybe we might do a post on us playing each other and seeing who is the best.

Until next time
Kieran

Afternoon at the MCG Hawthorn V Melbourne

So on the Sunday of my family holiday I went to the MCG to check watch the Hawks play the Demons, I was pretty excited I don’t get to see Hawthorn in Melbourne very often so I was really hoping for a win for the Hawks. The weather was not great and I had on only my Hawks media polo from a few years ago so with it only being about 17 degrees and raining on and off I was getting pretty cold. Check out the jacket I brought below (not my best selfie effort) maybe I could smile or something…

I had a great view of the game on the wing almost directly in line with the centre circle, throughout the game I took a whole bunch of video as well check out the merged video footage

My Hawthorn v Melbourne footage MCG 15 April 2018, big win by the Hawks over the Demons

I tried to capture a few goals and some centre clearances, being a Hawks fan I focused way more on when they had the ball. Forgive my poor footage at times I got distracted watching the game sorry…

I found it great to watch Tom Mitchell live, he didn’t have his best game but he works hard always running and getting very few cheap possessions. Melbourne paid him very close attention and the stoppages with Jones almost glued to him yet he was still the leading clearance getting for the game. I reckon he has a great shot to win a Brownlow over the next 2-4 years if he stays injury free. He does need to work on his disposal a little more, he doesn’t quite have the elite kicking skills of some of the more recent great Hawthorn midfielders.

Roughy started slow but got into the game as it went on and we are finally starting to see dividends into the Hawks recruitment of Jaeger O’Meara if he can stay injury free they have a pretty impressive midfield.

Weekly Wrap 8th April 2018

Another week is coming to close and its been a bit of a tough week for the Mates Madness team which is clearly evident by some of the content shared here this week. For me personally it was the last week of work prior to going on annual leave so each day I started to go more and more into holiday mode as a result getting out of bed in the morning got harder and harder. Now finally I have a few days at home then off interstate to Melbourne for a few days for a quick family get away, Whilst I there I will try to share what we get up to with you all. Damo had his own challenges which he has been going through for some time and more than likely some of that stuff will continue for some time but he will get through it. Kieran opened up and shared some of his struggles with losing weight and just how hard day to day life can be, I know much of the inspiration for this post comes from the tough time he and his family have had over the past 4 or so months. Kieran makes a great point in that post about how important it is to ask the people in your life especially your mates ARE YOU OK?

We ended the week with a day out at the footy followed by a few Jacks and Coke then catching up with Damo for a bite to each and talk crap for a while we did take a quick bit of pregame footage from the footy and added to our Youtube channel.

From an income point of view our passive income streams are yet to kick in really with know new apps uploaded to the play store, check out our games currently on the play store here. With only a few new downloads and and know clicks both in app and on this site all income came from impressions and was only 1 cent down from the 17 cents earnt last week. That is ok though we know this is a long term strategy we are not expecting to become overnight millionaires on anything like that. If you do download any of our games though we would love to get some feedback from you by way of a review and comments here on Mates Madness.

Hopefully the next week is a bit more up beat for everyone and I manage to get my old Android phone charging so I am able to take some screen shots of new apps to enable me to get them up on the play store.

Until next time

Matt

Day out at the Footy – Port V Brisbane

Hi All

Yesterday Kieran and I went to the Port v Brisbane game at Adelaide oval, we actually go to most Port games due to holding members general admin tickets. Yesterday’s game was much closer that it should have been Port rocked up looking like the expected to win and a result looked lazy and unwilling to run. Check out the video below for part of the warmup, and the Port pre bounce count down right through to the first score.

AFL rnd 3 Port Power vs Brisbane Lions, pre game warmup bounce count down and first score. You have to love it he atmosphere pre bounce with Port's unique count down to the first bounce the crowd really gets involved

Port had plenty of chances to put Brisbane away especially early but could not kick straight and Brisbane made the most of there opportunities and a one point had 4 goals from 5 inside 50’s. Port finally kicked away in the 3rd but let the Lions back in the last as it looked like the Power players had put the cue in the rack and decided they had, had enough for the day. As a result the game finished within a goal and spend most of the last few minutes down the Brisbane attacking end. Port were lucky to get away with the win.

After the game we headed over the Strathmore for a drink whilst we were there we ran into my old next door neighbour Bob and his family in the pokies so we hung around for abit had a few more drinks and chatted a few drinks later Damo drove into the city to get Kieran and I as Bob had dinner reservations. The 3 of headed out for dinner outside the city in the direction of home – at this point 5 or so Jacks and Coke in I really needed to eat. After dinner we sat around and talked shit for abit and Damo and I went head to head at darts on his phone and I came out the big winner something like 2 games to 5, doubles were so much easier to hit on the phone…

After that we headed home but it was a great day out with Mates something that was one of the reasons we built this site, to encourage both ourselves and others to ensure and help people find away to get out relax and unwind with there mates. Throughout the footy season if we go out before or after a game this year I will try to share our time out with you all, this wont be every game as going out is not cheap but we will try to do something every few games.

Cheers

Matt

My thoughts on the AFL Evolution DLC

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everyone with the AFL season already going I thought I would talk about the DLC content on AFL Evolution that is getting released this year

With AFL Evolution being released in 2017 they are releasing some DLC for this year which will include SANFL, NEAFL and the WAFL and also the new Perth Stadium called the Optus Stadium that is not all they will be doing an update they will put a 2018 fixture in some new players and some new squads aswell

I’m looking at getting the DLC and if I do I don’t know if I’m going to do a Coach career which I will coach a club in the SANFL, NEAFL or WAFL. A new player career which I will make and try to take my player all the way from a SANFL, NEAFL or WAFL club into an AFL club and Win the Premiership, or take a pro player that is already on any of the SANFL, NEAFL or WAFL clubs and get them to play in an AFL Club I would like to hear what you reckon I should do and I might take anything you say into consideration

I think that if they could of released the game with the SANFL, NEAFL and WAFL teams they should of instead of waiting a whole year just to release DLC with THE SANFL, NEAFL and WAFL but if they couldn’t release the DLC until now its probably because they didn’t have the rights to all the teams in those competitions it a good idea to re-release it now with DLC you can by the DLC when it comes out if you already have on XBOX One, PS4 or Steam or you can buy the game with the DLC include in it buy going to get a physical copy of the game or downloading it digitally. so if you are thinking of getting the DLC I think it is a good idea because you will now be able to play or coach in the SANFL, NEAFL and WAFL which is good value for money.

their are also some new achievements that come with the DLC which are

But wait there is more which means you need to win the NEAFL, SANFL and WAFL competitions on hard or higher difficulty

North Eastern Champion which means you need to win a NEAFL season

South Australian Champion which means you need to win a SANFL season

West Australian Champion which means you need to win a WAFL season

New Surroundings which means you need to win a game at Optus Stadium

A living Legend which means you need to win a game using Legend difficulty using any of the 2018 team

you can see more about the dlc on WWW.press-start.com.au/news/playstation/heres-2018-afl-evolution-season-pack-includes

Thanks for reading my post let me know if you are going to get the DLC of the game and what you are looking forward to in the DLC

Cheers kieran

My MCG Tour Experience

Hi Everyone with the AFL season just started back and the MCG being the home of the AFL I thought I will talk about my MCG tour I did at the end of 2017

I went over to Melbourne for a family holiday and I thought it would be a good idea to do a tour of the MCG as I have been there a few times to watch football but never seen what its like to see other parts of the ground. When we started the tour, we walked down to the oval and got to stand on the boundary of where they play football and cricket. So you will see me here standing on the boundary line, I wasn’t able to go any farther because they were having a cricket match played there later in the week.

After that we walked back up the stairs to continue the tour and we stop and look at where the Australian Cricket team and the Victorian bushrangers sit when there is a match on you will notice there is 7 seats next to me and that is the opposition team seating area I didn’t realise it was this close and it was very interesting at how close they sat near each other.

After we finished with the seats where the cricketers sit we were told that the screens that show the event that is in progress are the largest screens in the southern hemisphere which was a nice fact to know if you look at the bottom left of the picture below you will notice a door which is a standard size door so you will understand how big the screens are.

After the screen talk I was able to take a picture of the cricket pitch they were using for the up coming cricket match that was getting played later in the week with AFL being played on the field they cant just use a pitch and try to have it ready for AFL after the cricket season it would take to long for the grass to grow back and it wouldn’t be good for the AFL players. So they use drop in pitches which are left at the Back of Punt road, they have a total of 10 drop in cricket pitches so they don’t just use the same pitch all the time.

After I took the photo of the cricket pitch we walked down stairs to see were they do the post-match interviews for the coach’s after an AFL match I was astound of how big the room was when you see it on TV it looks almost twice the size, and I was surprised with how long the desk was that the coach’s sit at it looks a lot smaller on TV.

I was happy with how the tour was if you would like to do the tour and have your own experience you can visit http://www.mcg.org.au/things-to-do/mcg-tour. My next tour I would like to do is the Adelaide oval and I hopefully get to do that by the end of the year.

Thanks for reading if you have any tour experience from any sporting oval in the world comment below and I would to hear you experiences of how it was.