If you were going to win take 60 years to win a premiership, and you wanted to make it a premiership worth the wait, how would you script it? Here's one way
On a feel-good day for Bulldogs supporters this was a moment to crown them all.
Easton Wood is the newly minted captain of a premiership team - one that defied every expectation,
Thanks to Bevo's unflinching ambition, the longest era of suffering in AFL/VFL history is over.
Well, there you have it. David slew Goliath, The Rebels beat The Empire, and the never-say-die Bulldogs took down the Swans.
An old Dog teamed up with a new one to make sure their team beat Sydney.
Jason Johannssen's mind was a whirl. He felt numb. He was a Norm Smith Medallist.
David Smorgon, Bulldogs president for 17 years, says the Dogs' premiership for the ages vindicated the club as a modern day template and should prove a lesson and example for the AFL and the league broadly.
As he celebrated with his family on Saturday night, Western Bulldogs veteran Matthew Boyd knew one thing - the Dogs' breakthrough flag will change his life.
Some heroes remain gallant even after the heroics seem done.
Bontempelli said he knew how much the win meant to the 'Doggies' fan base in the western suburbs.
As the Western Bulldogs celebrated "a dream come true", coach Luke Beveridge has declared the challenge now before his club is to be envied and enjoy sustained success.
Jason Johannisen won the 2016 Norm Smith Medal.
Western Bulldogs breaking of a 62-year premiership drought is like some sort of fantasy. But how they won it should enter football folklore as well.
Sydney's million-dollar men fail to fire as Bulldogs end 62-year premiership drought.
Nothing brings out the sunshine in the viewers' hearts like the fabled AFL Grand Final entertainment. Said nobody ever that wasn't an AFL executive, or Meat Loaf's bank manager, but still, you never know your luck.
Key moments in the 2016 AFL Grand Final.
There's never been a premiership like this.
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This is the flag of the millionaire recruit. Bulldog or Swan it does not matter, both have chased the big-dollar recruit and won.