100 games and we don't have a thread in which to reminisce? What is going on BHQ? Just a thread to sit back and discuss some of our favourite memories from one of the best sporting rivalries in history. I'll start from the very beginning (or at least for me!) Origin I 2000 It's fair to say, as a newcomer I didn't quite understand the concept of representative football. Somehow, I was supposed to care about this team as much if not more than the Broncos? And something about being 16, playing your first game in Queensland, Steve Rogers, Interstate Rugby League, Artie Beetson, Adrian Lam...WHAT?! I didn't think I'd ever get that into it, but I saw how much my folks cared about the Maroons and by the end of the game, I was hooked. It really felt like I was watching Professional Wrestling with the amount of drama taking place, with Harrigan making one of the most blatant referee blunders in the history of the sport. I couldn't believe it and to make matters worse, the guy sent my hero to the bin! I wanted revenge and couldn't wait until Game II. Origin II 2000 Turns out I had to go to some really lame school camp is the Wetlands, lame. The extent of this memory was finding out over breakfast that Queensland lost and the series was over. Origin III 2000 A nightmare. NSW were too good and my NSW supporting grandfather had a field day just giving it to me. I had never seen anything like it and honestly, haven't since. That was an amazing performance from the Blues and just utterly demoralising from a Queensland perspective. Origin I 2001 Sweet victory at last! Such a special game given it was the last at the old Lang Park and featured so many new faces but this also felt like the making of Lockyer as an immortal. For mine, Locky was a sensational talent with a touch of class that only the likes of Fittler, Girds and Kimmorley (seriously I thought the latter two were amazing players when I was 10) but this was the moment where he became legendary. Also De Vere confirmed himself as one of my favourites by sabotaging NSW from the inside. Well in Chief! Origin II 2001 Then we came crashing down with a thud. It just didn't seem like the Maroons nights and despite another sensational performance from Locky who was perhaps even more courageous here than he was at Lang Park, the Maroons just seemed listless. The loss of Tallis really took it's toll on the side and I wondered if the victory in Game I was merely a mirage. Origin III 2001 We are the champions! Everything about this victory sounded like something out of a fairytale, with the old master returning to stake his rightful claim as a legend downing NSW comfortably. I remember Girds scored early and thought we were in for a repeat and feared the worst. However, it wasn't long until Queensland took control of the match and just tore NSW apart. Looking back, it wasn't THAT huge a shock since NSW lost their best player in Game II and were also without Joey but 11 year old me was hardly aware of that. That was until after the Grand Final and it felt like 2002 was going to be bigger than ever. Queensland may have won, but the best player in the game had finally revealed themselves and he was hell-bent on taking the Shield off of the Maroons.