In my most recent article, The Anticipation of Footy, I wrote about how I have allocated for each AFL team a Watchability Rating. This is an intuitive rating system over which I have no control, but it can vary year to year based on the players each team has and the style with which teams play. Some teams can hardly budge at all from their rating simply because of the overwhelming disgust with which I view the club.
With all this in mind, I have compiled my 2016 AFL Watchability Ladder. It exposes my preferences, biases and deep-seated prejudices. I have removed my own team, Richmond, from calculations, as I am completely incapable of reasoned thought when it comes to them. That said, in all likelihood I would have judged them far too harshly.
So here it is, the 17 team ladder in all it’s worthless glory: