Hi Everyone, Toni here for another episode of Stuff We Like. And can I just say what and awesome number we're up to. I may have contemplated doing something dirty for this post (come on, you can admit it, you were secretly hoping I would.)
Instead I've chosen to do my post about something that a hell of a lot of Australian's take part in each and every year. Footy Tipping.
The season is once again upon us and Aussies across the nation take up their pens to start marking their teams.
There are three major codes in Australia that people usually tip to. Those are the: AFL (Australian Football League) NRL (National Rugby League) and the NRU (National Rugby Union). Yes, Rugby League and Rugby Union are two different games. ;)
Every year I take part in the AFL tipping.
The AFL is made up of 18 teams scattered from across the country (Excluding the NT, Tasmania and the ACT, because apparently we don't matter, but that's a different post) Every weekend, usually Friday through Sunday (Although occasionally on Thursday and Monday as well) there are nine games played.
The object of the tipping is to pick which nine teams you think will win their matches for the weekend.
Depending on the Comp you play in, and how many people are participating in that comp, there might be prizes for the most correct tips for the round.
Some comps run by radio stations and such can have hundreds and hundreds of participants.
I'm actually running the one this year at my EDJ. The numbers are much more manageable and the highest tipper for the round wins themselves $25. If at the end of the 23 rounds of football you have the most number of tips over everyone else in the contest the major prize is $500.
You don't need to know a thing about AFL to play. You can pick your teams based on colour preference, state they're from, home team v away team, what ever you like. I don't think I watch a single game of footy last year, but I'm back again this year. It's a great deal of fun and you get to razz your workmates when they have a bad round pick.
Plus, if you do want to watch the games, really, who could blame you, just look at those uniforms.
Have a great week.