Friday, September 24, 2010

Pablo's AWESOME Footy Finals Fever Competition - be quick!

Well everycat, it's springtime Down Under.

And in springtime, a young mancat's thoughts turn to... FOOTY!

Tomorrow is the Australian Football League's Grand Final for 2010.

This year, the Saint Kilda Saints and the Collingwood Magpies will face off to see who will be this year's champion.

And YOU can be a winner too! Just join in my AWESOME Footy Finals Fever Competition.

From now until game time, 2.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time tomorrow (25 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, Saint Kilda Saints 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 (but I'm not likely to).

A $40 (Australian dollars) donation to the Hobart Cat Centre (my local) will also be made in the winner's name... and I might even send you a little something! Past winners of this AWESOME annual competition include The Island Cats, our dear friend Luxie and Daisy the Curly Cat.

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 Saint Kilda Saints by 12 points. The Saints haven't won the flag since 1966. The Magpies have lost MANY Grand Finals over the years. They last won in 1990, but have been the strongest team by far this year.

Last time Saint Kilda and Collingwood met in a Grand Final (in 1966!) the Saints won by just one point! If you're interested in studying the teams' form, or keeping up with the score during game time, you can visit the AFL's website. Otherwise, just make your bestest guess!

Start tipping... NOW!

Cheers,
--Pabs

7 comments:

Forever Foster said...

Hi Pabs!
We're tipping Saint Kilda to win by 27 points.

No not Collingwood not eeeeever! ;)

P.S. We're tipping the Hawks to win in 2011! Hahaha like we do at the end of every season.

Huffle Mawson said...

The mighty Pies by 42 points! I am going black and white for tomorrow!

The Island Cats said...

Well, once again, we know little about Australian football so we'll take a guess.

Since Saint Kilda lost last year, we bet they are real hungry to win this year. They will will by 10 points.

Looks like there's some friendly rivalry going on in the CB too!!

Victor Tabbycat said...

I thot dis mite be bout kitty toes... I gets a fever fur Nina's footys... but since dat's not da case... hmmm. I'll guess da Saints by 5 points.

Magpies is kinda ascary, but I has a semi-twin furiend who lifs wif a semi-saint, so... uh huh. Purrs!

Kaz's Cats said...

We'll tip the Saints by 6 points (one kick instead of 1 point like 1966),

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

Huffle Mawson said...

Who would have guessed the result? I'm tipping the Pies by 5 points next week.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh...we though you were talking about lovin' feet--you know, rubbing them, sniffin' sweaty sneakers, chewing on dirty socks...

We don't know a thing about the other kind of Footy.