I don't really follow footy. I come from Melbourne and therefore am congenitally obliged to barack for a team. That team, for me, is Carlton. If pressed, however, I'll admit that I barack for the 1982 Carlton team, which was the last time Bruce Doull played and won a premiership.
When Doull retired at the end of the 1986 season, my enjoyment of football began to wane. Doull was then as old as I am now.
I'm involved in a footy tipping competition with one of my clients. This client is footy mad, and yes, I mean the entire organisation. It's a family-run business and their offices are filled with St Kilda memorabilia.
I can't compete in a footy tipping competition in any real sense. I don't know enough about the league now. I don't care either. One year my interest came so close to zero that it was virtually indistinguishable when drawing the graph. Who knew that interest could be asymptotic?
That being said, I want to participate because there are fun prizes like Gold Class passes to be won.
So I do the only thing that makes sense to me. I leave it up to the dice.
I roll two 20-sided dice. Anything less is just too likely to result in a draw. One die is assigned as the home team and the other is the away team. Whichever is greater is the winner of that match.
The tie-breaker is decided with a single roll of a d100.
With that nerdy display, I present you my tips for round 1 of the AFL's 2011 home and away season.
- Carlton to beat Richmond by 83 points
- Geelong to beat St. Kilda
- Collingwood to beat Port Adel.
- Adelaide to lose to Hawthorn
- Brisbane to lose to Fremantle
- Essendon to beat W. Bulldogs
- Melbourne to beat Sydney
- West Coast to lose to North Melb.
- Gold Coast Bye
I'll keep posting my tips for as long as I can be bothered for any stats freaks who are interested.