and it's fucking embarrassing.
go and try it. google 'rhyce shaw' as i've just done. google 'johnathan thurston' as i then did to see if my theory was right. try pretty much any other sportsman you can think of and i bet, nine times out of 10, the second google suggestion (or whatever they're called) is that players' name followed by the word girlfriend.
correct me if i am wrong, but doesn't that mean "name" plus "girlfriend" is the most popular search relating to said name in the WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD? no really, correct me if i'm wrong, because the following rant may be completely redundant.
so, instead of "cowboys", "north queensland", "halfback", "dally m", "bulldogs", "rugby league", "news", "pictures", etc etc etc, the most common thing people want to know is whether johnathan thurston (rhyce shaw, jarryd hayne, matt giteau, shane watson blah blah) has a girlfriend.
at this point i feel i must say thank you, skanks of the world, for your contribution to the continued degradation of women across the globe.
BUT WAIT!!! i found a silver lining.
i was a bit worried i had the whole drop-down meaning wrong so i saved this post as a draft and threw the question out to my twitter and facey buddies. not only did i confirm that yes, the drop-down options are popular searches, but i was directed to this hilarious site. auto complete me dot com, the home of pearlers such as:
go and have a look. while you're at it, laugh.