Forgive me if I come across as tired and emotional in today's column, but how could you not be after the weekend that was?
A horse and a tiger - Winx and Woods - a ton of emotion, redemption, rebirth, renaissance and retirement. And much of it at an ungodly five o'clock on Monday morning.
I am getting too old for all of this.
And so apparently was rugby league icon Greg Inglis (GI), who announced he would be hanging up the boots in direct competition with the season eight premiere of Game of Thrones (GOT).
Part of me wants to recognise the synergy of a sporting warrior going head to head with a juggernaut based on power, aggression and tribalism.
However, the irony is, a low key end is probably what the Rabbitohs' modest champion craved most.
GI versus GOT in his final act as a player, I like it.
Yes football fans, I know I digress and perhaps self indulge, but if Daniel McBreen can produce video footage of his 42-year-old self volleying a goal against the might of Adamstown Rosebud on national television I reckon it's OK for yours truly to acknowledge some monumental moments in other sports.
It's even more justifiable when things go almost exactly according to script in the football world.
Liverpool won, Manchester City won, Melbourne City and Adelaide drew, as did the Wanderers and Sydney FC.
The Mariners couldn't match the talent of Melbourne Victory, who had unsurprisingly been tonked midweek in the Asian Champions League by Chinese heavyweights Guangzhou Evergrande.
Mark Rudan confirmed he would not see out the second year of his contract at Wellington and Perth Glory claimed the Premiers' Plate by defeating a plucky Newcastle Jets outfit 1-0 at HBF Park across the Nullarbor.
No big shocks there!
It also probably doesn't surprise you that the Jets had a couple of excellent opportunities to take the lead against the Glory before Tony Popovic's team assumed control of the game.
Glen Moss made a couple of excellent saves in goals and Newcastle hung tough, staying close enough to exert a genuine threat in the last five minutes, but Perth remained composed and organised and thoroughly deserved to collect the club's first bit of silverware in the A-League era.
The result confirmed Perth's top-of-the-table status, and at the same time the Jets' slim finals hopes were totally extinguished.
I'm sure Newcastle will play out the remainder of the season with full respect to the integrity of the league, but some big decisions will be undertaken in the coming weeks at management level.
It seems likely the club will go down a different path with some of the imports and, if that is correct, what they can take to the marketplace in terms of salaries offered dictates where they can shop.
This, as well as research and due diligence, are vital in securing class players who can adapt to Australian conditions and make a quantifiable difference.
We will take a closer look at areas where the Jets need to strengthen in coming weeks, as we unfortunately watch the finals series from the outside and as any announcements are made regarding recruitment.
I am sure most fans will point to one or two areas where they think this campaign fell short and I can guarantee there would be a fair assortment of ideas, and a fair disparity in opinion, about what needs fixing most urgently.
As ever budgets will largely dictate how much can be done.
Do you see enough in the younger brigade, to suggest the answer lies there?
How much longer can some of the senior players keep going?
Do you need to change your footballing style slightly to ensure they are used most effectively?
Is the answer more complex than one or two pieces in a jigsaw puzzle?
Does the sum of the club's resources condemn the team to occasional success, a good season every now and then? Are we being unrealistic to expect or anticipate more?
How far away are the Jets from being a consistent challenger? How much do we really care?
Have the gains of last season been quickly washed away - removed like an old band aid, swiftly and almost unnoticed?
Have the gains of last season been quickly washed away - removed like an old band aid, swiftly and almost unnoticed?"
Will we just shrug our shoulders and say "Aw, what a shame, better luck next season" ... again?
What is going to be different next time around ? Why is that so?
Maybe we could just ask the players to try harder and everyone could live happily ever after.