Ben Cousins was chaired off infront of 37,000 Richmond fans, who have forever been in search for a hero. In the last two years, ‘Cuz’ has been that hero for many suffering Tiger fans. At the end of 2007, he left West Coast with his reputation, career and life in shatters. At the end of 2010, he leaves the Richmond Football Club and the game with admiration and respect from the wider football community and in particular, the Tiger faithful who embraced him at his lowest ebb. Such ‘Tiger love’ is kept for Club champions like Jack Dyer and Matthew Richardson, yet Cuz’s contagious nature sees him sitting at the top with fellow Tiger greats with only 32 games played for the club. Whereas the West Coast Eagles collect their first wooden spoon and seem destined for more bleaks years ahead. Such is life.