It's that one-and-only night on the AFL calendar. No, the Brownlow Medal count hasn't been delayed a couple of months. It's draft night. The big occasion when the 18 clubs make vital decisions about new personnel .... decisions that can eventually result in premierships.
The selected teams for round six of the AFL season, starting with the Collingwood v Essendon Anzac Day clash.
Melbourne Storm and Cronulla remain the favourites to sign the Benji Marshall but St George Illawarra, Parramatta and North Queensland are also believed to be interested in discussions.
After confounding pundits - and even many of its own supporters - to be on the cusp of the top eight early in the season, St Kilda now faces the challenge of winning when it is expected to.
Alex Leapai's trainer Noel Thornberry will urge WBA officials to ensure Wladimir Klitschko doesn't turn the world title fight into a wrestling match when the rival camps convene for a crucial rules meeting on Friday.
The VRC St Leger is tucked away towards the end of the season, bookended by the Australian and South Australian derbies.
NSW Origin winger Nathan Merritt has been dumped to the NSW Cup, with youngster Alex Johnston set to receive his first call up to the NRL. Michael Maguire's decision to axe Merritt comes after the flyer became the leading try-scorer in South Sydney's history two rounds ago.
Victoria has signed young NSW fast bowler Chris Tremain for the next two seasons to boost its pace depth in the expected absence of Test quicks James Pattinson and Peter Siddle on national duty.
Tom Palmer says the thought of eating contaminated meat in China is "terrifying", revealing he turns vegan when travelling to avoid a clenbuteral debacle similar to Michael Rogers.
It is now beyond dispute that any suggestion Lance Franklin and his rockstar lifestyle would be left to their own devices in a big city not obsessed with Australian football was fanciful.