Launceston's state league sports sides don't do mid-table mediocrity.
Much like a journey to the capital, the destination is akin to Oatlands - usually bypassed.
In the five major top-flight statewide leagues, the two Launceston teams have steadfastly refused to sit on the fence.
Saturday's footy State League grand finals in both the senior and reserve men's leagues will carry the same "all-Northern" description as this month's netball equivalent.
The TSLW had to settle for the preliminary final carrying the tag with Launceston's victory meaning the club is represented in all three contests on the sport's showpiece day.
North Launceston's loss, meanwhile, means the state's powerhouse club will seek solace in Meatloaf's observation that two out of three ain't bad - although references to the bellowing bat out of hell and Australian football are not encouraged after the regrettable 2011 grand final debacle.
The Northern city's dominance of each league is also worth mentioning.
In the men's State League, the cross-river rivals lost just four games between them as their nearest challengers, Lauderdale, lost five. It was a similar story in the development league with third-placed Tigers suffering more losses than the top two combined.
But for statewide domination, Launceston's netballers were in a league of their own.
In putting together a perfect season, Northern Hawks were also the only side to beat Cavaliers as the Silverdome co-tenants' 22 combined matches against non-Launceston opponents (10 roster matches and a final each) produced 22 wins and zero losses.
There's a but looming as large and unpleasant as Donald Trump's with the extra 't'.
The statewide soccer league is a regional reverse of its sibling footy and netball competitions.
The North's two representatives not only prop up the other six teams but their solitary wins apiece have both come at the expense of each other.
This means in their other 20 fixtures against North-West or Southern opponents, Launceston City and Riverside Olympic have lost 17 and amassed a measly joint total of just three points.
However, having watched every home fixture in that spell, I can attest that the cold hard figures don't tell the full story. Both teams have come agonisingly close to increasing that tally with matches against the state's benchmark team providing ample evidence.
Including a pre-season friendly, Olympic have limited Devonport Strikers to narrow 1-0 wins three times this season with each of those contests being decided by late drama.
Similarly, Launceston City began the COVID-delayed campaign with two Devonport fixtures which demonstrated how close they potentially were to the state's big guns.
A 2-1 victory in the Lakoseljac Cup - which remains Strikers' solitary loss for the season - was followed by a narrow defeat by the same scoreline.
However, in every league fixture since against Southern opponents, City have conceded at least two goals and only once reached that total themselves - in their solitary draw against Clarence in round six.
In the absence of a Launceston dominance, Tasmanian soccer has sought solace in the North-West with one club enjoying such a monopoly that they virtually have hotels on all properties.
What Devonport Strikers have achieved this season is phenomenal and possibly without equal in not just Tasmanian soccer but Tasmanian sport.
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In the senior men's competition, Strikers have played 12, won 11 and drawn one. Eight of those 12 wins have been by a single-goal margin.
And get this for a stat: no fewer than 12 players have featured in all their fixtures - a remarkable advert for settled selection.
But delve deeper and the Devonport dominance doubly delivers, with apologies to those with a stutter.
In addition to an imminent third straight NPL title, Devonport have also won the Northern Championship (P12, W9, D2 L1), the Northern Championship reserves (P10, W9, D1, L0), could mathematically still win the under-18s (P11, W8, D1, L2) and seem likely to finish second in the women's league (P12, W9, D0, L3) with talk of joining the Super League next season.
All of which will make for plenty of empty space in Southern trophy cabinets this season.
Glenorchy will be flying a lonely flag in Saturday's footy finals and Olympia appear destined to win a Women's Super League soccer competition which only has one team north of Bridgewater so is virtually a Hobart competition anyway.
But beyond that and cups, it's been another barren season for the netballers, footballers and soccer players in the region which traditionally receives the most sporting investment.