There are 5 birds at the top of the AFL ladder - swans, hawks, crows,
magpies and eagles. In fact they are the only birds in the whole 18 team
Reminds me of parliament back in the 80's - a hawke, peacock and many
Yours in all things Green
On Aug 21, 2012 11:55 AM, "Carl Clifford" <> wrote:
> Dear B-A,
> A question was posed by a contributor to the Sydney Morning Herald's
> Column 8 today.
> Given that so many AFL teams have bird names as nicknames. eg Hawks,
> Crows, Swans etc. and so many so-named are perched at the top of the
> ladder, does AFL actually stand for Aviary Football League?
> Perhaps some Sherrinologists could elucidate.
> Carl Clifford
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