The games go on: Australia's football leagues in action
March 20, 2020
An advertisement painted on the field near the center square would usually have summed up the hype of the Aussies rules season-opening game between Richmond and Carlton: Footy, Oh What a Feeling.
Last September, a crowd of 100,014 packed into the Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch Richmond trounce Greater Western Sydney to claim the Australian Football League's premiership flag.
There were no fans there on Thursday when the Tigers opened with a 16.9 (105) to 12.9 (81) win over Carlton.
What an eerie feeling.
The AFL, the National Rugby League and soccer's A-League competitions are all going...