Coach swap saga merits a silver screen adaption
Have you noticed how in the last 24 hours that the birds are chirping a little louder, food tastes a little better and there's more of a spring in your step?
It's because we finally have peace in our time and the great NRL coaching swap circus of 2019 is over.
The past few months felt like a few years but we can finally - and mercifully - move on.
Rugby league is a code that was created out of drama and conflict. In its 110-year history, there have been few issues that everyone has agreed on but everyone in - and out of - rugby league is happy that this farce is over.
It was such a saga that they could probably make a movie about it.
Clint Eastwood would obviously play the role of Wayne Bennett … "go ahead, make me go away".
Just imagine Clint diving in the back of a car (driven by Vin Diesel) to escape the evil media gathered at Red Hill.
There would be action, drama and even some comedy when Clint declares that the whole mess wasn't about him.
People will choke on their choc-tops they'll be laughing that hard when the central character says he has had nothing to do with the prolonged palaver.
It's comedy gold (especially when he says it's not about the money).
George Clooney could play the part of Anthony Seibold while Bunnies owner Russell Crowe would play Bunnies owner Russell Crowe with Robert De Niro as Souths footy boss Shane Richardson, "You talkin' to me? Seriously Wayne, you talkin' to me?''.
Tom Hanks could possibly fill the role of Broncos CEO Paul White, the one-time friend turned sworn enemy of Clint…err… Wayne while Chris Hemsworth - who lives just down the road at Byron Bay - can chime in as one of the Broncos players.
Imagine the tension when Hemsworth confronts Hanks after reading in the Sunday Mail about how Clint has been calling Bunnies players and changing their training camp plans. You could cut it with a knife.
But while we are waiting for the next Hollywood blockbuster to hit cinemas - they probably won't make it because the twists and turns in the plot are so far fetched - let's discuss who won the war at Red Hill.
It was a bloody battle with nobody emerging unscathed. Reputations took a hit on all sides.
But Brisbane played the long game, stuck to their guns and gave Bennett enough rope to eventually hang himself.
Quite simply, they got what they wanted - Bennett to leave.
Bennett didn't get what he wanted - the full payout of his contract from 2019.
So the Broncos emerge battered but victorious and Tom Hanks, George Clooney and Chris Hemsworth get to celebrate.
Meanwhile, Clint Eastwood rides off into the sunset and into Redfern rambling about being happy to be shown the door at the Broncos, going out on his terms (you were sacked, champ) and somehow having a clear conscious.
Classic villain character behaviour.
But thankfully, there will be no sequel.