Roma Street station tonight was a surging, heaving mass of maroon as supporters made their way to Suncorp stadium. If I still lived in NSW I could explain how in that state we pronounce maroon to rhyme with "moron" but I don't, so I won't. I'm not a rugby league follower myself, never been able to get into the game, so I won't be watching the telecast tonight, and probably won't even know which team won until I get into work tomorrow.
But there's a funny kind of atmosphere in Qld, in relation to this series. I noticed it last year too. It's as if NSW has been a favourite for so long, and arrogantly, carelessly, expects to win, which creates a kind of underdog determination in this state.
Then again I'm probably totally wrong.