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!
13 hours ago