'In spite of the disappointment of the Grand Final loss, the Bulldogs showed incredible heart and sportsmanship until the final siren'.
Western Bulldogs fans have flocked to the club's Whitten Oval headquarters to help the team keep the celebrations going after winning their first AFL premiership for 62 years.
It was the first time the Bulldogs had won a premiership title since 1954.
"I've never been a real nervous type of sleeper, it's more the ability of the coaches and sporting staff to keep us focused ahead of tomorrow, so I'm just going to soak it all in", said Bontempelli.
Seven's combined metropolitan and regional average audience was 4.089 million, up 16 per cent from Hawthorn's victory over the West Coast Eagles in 2015, while the number tuning into the match peaked at 5.16 million around the country as the game reached its thrilling conclusion the last quarter.
If you're a non sports fan, the main talking point is that Melbourne beat Sydney.
The Western Bulldogs faithful packed out the Grand Final parade and were in full voice, with hopes to see their club complete a fairytale season.
"There is a lot to celebrate; we're the only team to come from seventh to the grand final and win it", he said.
"There has been a. mantra that the top, most heavily supported clubs in the competitions [are needed to succeed] to really make it work", he said.
Josh Kennedy, who starred for the Swans and finished second in Norm Smith medal voting, was also tight-lipped when asked about the issue.
"I think it's absolutely fantastic how everybody's gotten behind them".