THIS is a huge week in the AFL, draft week, and yet talk on the game has been dominated by toilet breaks and the chance to buy a hot pie or cold drink.
Time for half-time breaks being slashed in half is just an idea the league is playing with this week in a bid to speed up the game and, largely, to make a more appealing television broadcast.
For those arguing on behalf of stadium fans, they catch-cries have been about the already massive queues for the women's loos and whether you could still get to the bar and back before play re-starts.
These are nightmarish 'first-world' problems not even extra half-time minutes could ever truly fix.
Should this come into play, fans will just need to plan smarter just like coaches, who will have less time to strategically plot and review footage with players in the rooms.
Who would have thought as coverage for the game grows each year, with more expert analyses, saturation from club-produced news feeds and nightly football shows, that the league would put forward an idea for a little less.
The AFL national draft was held in two prime-time stanzas this week, Wednesday night for the first round then Thursday for the second, plus a return for pre-season and rookie drafts on Friday morning.
A few seasons ago, you were lucky if your computer could refresh quickly to keep up with live coverage on the league's official website or your Twitter feed. And it was all done within a couple of hours, with the rookie draft made with even less fanfare a few weeks later.
As a football fan, this is incredible, unprecedented access to club think-tanks and list management for Australian sport.
There is live trading, academy bidding and speculation rife on each club's next move - this is a sporting event in its own right.
Interestingly in the half-time debate, player welfare keeps cropping up and the need for enough time to rest and refresh between lengthy halves of play.
But yet, little is publicly made about the welfare for AFL hopefuls whose wait to learn if their name will be called is now stretched across an extra night with more chance for both arm-chair and expert opinion to play out.
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The draft is a huge deal and an incredible amount of care goes into preparing prospective draftee families via programs like our Greater Western Victoria Rebels. Chances to make an AFL list are small but not finite - those who miss out this year could still capture attention in other elite competition, like the Victorian Football League.
Draft time is never easy for all who miss out.
Besides, if player welfare is an issue for those opposing a shortened half-time there are ways, like uncapped interchange, to adapt.
When it comes to AFL, fans tend to get so caught up on proposed changes to how the game has always been (do we even need mention Saturday afternoon grand final?).
The game has been fast changing to cater to a booming consumer appetite anyway. What does it really matter if we have to evolve our refreshment habits with it?
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