Every Grand Final Preview essentially is trying to crack the question: who will win the big game? This simple yet somewhat challenging question can baffle even the most expert minds. And at the end of reading these previews you can be scratching your head, seemingly no closer to understanding why Expert Person A has tipped Sydney by 12 points, or why Expert Person B has picked the Hawks in a nail-biter.
At the time of writing, it looks very much like Lance “Buddy” Franklin is going to accept a 9-year, $10million offer to play for the Sydney Swans.
This has, predictably, caused an outrage to seep through 17 other AFL clubs and their fans. We could have accepted Buddy leaving for Greater Western Sydney. That would have been OK since he would have toiled for a few unsuccessful years before having a chance at more success. Instead, he’s gone to the Swans and given them a new lease on life and a ridiculous level of talent on the books, marking them as consistent genuine contenders for the next half decade.
The final Saturday in September is upon us. There’s only four quarters of footy left to decide who will be champs and who will be chumps. So – will it be Hawthorn or Sydney? We at Mike or the Don take an in-depth look at the final game of the season. And for those who don’t know Jarrad McVeigh from Jarryd Roughead, we took the time to canvass every area so you can be the guy (or girl) with all the inside knowledge at your Grand Final BBQ!
Following on from Part 1, we continue our climb up the ladder with the teams predicted to finish in spots 9-13 in 2012. There were many hard calls that had to be made and more than a few eyebrows will be raised so feel free to let us know if you think we’ve made a wrong turn and put down your thoughts and predictions in the comments section below…
The end of Terminator 2 or The Shawshank Redemption. The death of a beloved dog. Deciding to risk it when your mate swaps a tennis ball for a cricket ball in the nets.
There are plenty of reasons for grown men to cry.
So grab your Kleenex, because here are some of the times that crying is allowed/encouraged from the Sporting World.