Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pablo's AWESOME Footy Finals Fever Competition

That's right, sportscats, it's on again!

As predicted, the top two teams from the Australian Football League this season - the Hawthorn Hawks and the Geelong Cats - won through the finals playoffs to this weekend's big game - the Grand Final.

At 2pm on Saturday afternoon (Australian Eastern Standard Time), the Cats and the Hawks will fight it out in what many are calling a re-match of the infamous 1989 Grand Final, when the Hawks beat the Cats by just six points in a tough contest. But the Cats are going in as favourites this year, because they're the reigning champions from 2007.

And so to MY competition.

From now until 2pm AEST this Saturday (27 September), every blogging animal of the non-human variety can enter their tip for who will win the game, and predict the winning points margin. To enter, just post your prediction, with your name, in the comments of this post. Like this:

Pablo, Geelong Cats by 999 points (an exaggeration).

Feel free to add a little cheer for your team, but these will not affect the outcome of the contest. The winner will be the blogger who guesses the winning team with the closest points margin to the actual final points margin of the game. In the event of a tie, the blogger who posted their tip first will win. One entry per blogging household. And I can change these rules whenever I want (so there).

The winner will receive a souvenir poster to commemorate their team's success, as well as a small selection of awesome toys. A $20 donation to the Hobart Cat Centre (my local) will also be made in the winner's name.

A hint from Pablo: in general, most AFL matches are decided by under 30 points, but it's not unheard of to have a points margin of 100 points or more. In last year's Grand Final, the Geelong Cats beat the Port Adelaide Power by a massive 119 points. If you're interested in studying the teams' form, you can visit the AFL's website. Otherwise, just make your bestest guess!

Aah, I LOVE September! Get tipping, everycat!



Tracey and Huffle said...

Okay I'll go first! I tip Geelong by 42 points.

Huffle Mawson

MoMo said...

Geelong Cats WILL WIN by 28 points. GO CATS GO!!!!!!!!!!

YAY, YAY, YAY!!!!! GO, GO, GO!!!!!!!

Phoebe, A Siamese Cat said...

The Cats will beat the Hawks by 9 points.

whatloknows said...

ohgosh, we are not a sports watchn family, i donts know what to do? whaz going on? we alls confuzzed.


Eric and Flynn said...

Yikes we don't know, but we both have to go for the Cats to win of course.
Eric: by 32 points.
Flynn: by 27 points

The Island Cats said...

Okay...we don't know much about this sports stuff...but we'll pick the Cats by 18 points!!!!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Daisy said...

I need to study some more first....

Aoise said...

Yeah, the cats by 52 points. Has that figure got anything to do with your --- miewmie? Miewmie said shes not saying.

MoMo said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah!!!!!!GO, CATS GO!!!!

Give me a C, give me an A, give me a T, give me a S! Cats!!!! Go, Go, Go!!!

Actually, just give me some treats SS, that'll do fine!

Kaz's Cats said...

It's tough to pick the winner, but like Eric and Flynn, we both think that the Cats will win, naturally. Here we are our picks:

Gypsy: Cats by 76 points

Tasha: Cats by 13 points


Gypsy & Tasha

Forever Foster said...

We're the Mighty Flying Hawthorn! We're the Mighty Flying Hawks!!

The Hawks by 50 points!!

-Fui, Suey and Evie.

Millie said...

Hmmm... I think I'll take the Hawks by 40 points.


topcatrules said...

Geelong to win by 36.


Mom has NO idea what she is talking about AT ALL!

But we just wanted to say hi to you from cold Canberra.

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

Geelong Cats by 23 points.

Go Cats Go! Go Cats Go! Hey, Austrailia, what do you say The Cats are gonna win today!

Laila and Minchie

Chance said...

Chance, Geelong Cats, 30 points!


Any team dat iz naym fur cats hasta wins.

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

We say the Greelong Ctas by 45 points! GO! GREELONG CATS! GO!!
Your FL furiends,

Cat Naps in Italy said...

Deartest Pablo,
Thank you so much for the wonderful card you sent me. I had no idea that my friends were going to do this. It was a sad birthday wihtout my brother this year, but friends like you have made me smile today. I will cherrish it always.

Grazie tanto amcio mio (thank you so much my friend)!

Tiger Lily said...

Geelong Cats by 17

Mom and my Daddy used to watch Australian football a lot but they have not been able to find it on their TV in a long time.

HotMBC said...

Geelong Cats by 17 points.

Niko and Cloud said...

We think hisstery might repeat itself. We say the Hawks by 6 points again.

Lux said...

I know nothing of sports, but will guess nonetheless!

The Hawks by 22 points.

Shadow / Molly said...

OOOOOOOO we ummm errrrr eh psssssttt we dont know nothin bout sports but if its a team wif cats or a team wif fevvers we pick The Cats win by 34 points.

Hey i whens the cats win can we take the fevvers from da birdies?

Camie's Kitties said...

We are going to say the Geelong Cats by 30 pts.

We would love to be able to see a game sometime to see what it is we are picking the points on - mol.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Gizmo said...

Gizmo says: Cats by 25 points!
Mieow! =^..^=

Derby said...

Cats by 11. Gooooo kittieCATS! GO, GO , GO

Purrs Pabs!

Sammawow said...

China Cat & Willow are guessing Geelong Cats by 38!

Go Cats Go!

Purrrrrrrs, China Cat & Willow

GRRRETA said...

Hawks by 6.

Go Hawks!

Katie said...

Here is Puddy's tip - Geelong by 3 goals!

Pablo said...

Well, the Hawks won it, in an upset, by 26 points... Lux, I think that makes you the winner of my AWESOME Footy Finals Fever Competition!!

Derby said...

Hmphs Hawks by 26?! How could the Cats allow this!

Forever Foster said...

We're a happy team at Hawthorn!
We're the Mighty Fighting Hawks!
We love our Club, and we play to win,
Riding the bumps with a grin (at Hawthorn)!
Come what may, you'll find us striving
Team work is the thing that talks,
One for all and all for one
Is the way we play at Hawthorn!
We are the Mighty Fighting Hawks!

We couldn't resist! Yahoo!:)
Congratulations, Lux:)