The Showdowns have evolved from a niche South Australian sporting antagonism to an all-engrossing obsession by two clubs, something that plays out like a bruising, pressure-filled, Grand Final, but twice a year, and every season.
In the past two years it appears racism at football matches is a growing trend, where a small percentage of fans seem to think calling someone an ape is what football fans do these days.
The AFL Women's grand final will boil down to an elite attack versus the league's premier defensive unit, as the Adelaide Crows seek to break down the unstoppable Brisbane Lions.
Neil Diamond echoes off the rustic 100 year old stands as Noongar man, Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin rediscovers his knack in front of goal, and that guy in the Hawks jersey cops a razzing for the full 80.
From Flag Favourites To Utter Mediocrity: Inside North Melbourne's Meek Moonwalk Out Of The Finals Series
Between rounds 10 and 17, when they were at the peak of their slide, North Melbourne were ranked 14th in the league for average disposals, 15th for clearances and were ranked last for percentage of scores once inside 50.
In Perth a lack of Seedsman foreshadowed a lack of Crows, while in Geelong, the Cats dispatched their inner Demons giving Roos a giant turd on his record where the sign-off should be.
The Adelaide Crows player was belted with a banana and called a monkey by a spectator over the weekend.
This week, the Spew reviews Crows v Roos and Pies v Dockers.
"It really shows the power of Aboriginal culture as a catalyst for conflict and we believe that conflict is necessary for positive change and a shift in consciousness to occur."