This week, we will have an abbreviated AFL Beat as real life got in the way.
TO THE GAMES!
Welcome to Balls of Steel’s AFL Beat!
The Semi-finals started with the surprising Melbourne Demons taking on the Hawthorn Hawks at the MCG. The Demons had not been this far in finals in 17 years while the Hawks had missed finals last year for the first time in what seemed like 17 years.
Would experience win out? No, it did not. The Demons played extremely well and held off a push by the Hawks in the third for the 104-71 victory. Here are the highlights:
In the second semifinal, we had a similar scenario since the Pies had not tasted finals in a few years while the Giants have been deep in finals in the last few years.
Again, recent experience did not win out. I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but there is something special about these Pies that reminds me of last year’s Tigers. The Pies won 69-59 (NICE!) and here are the highlights:
Again, I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but I think the winner of the Tigers-Pies game wins the Grand Final.
Finals Week Three Schedule
Here is the schedule (All times Pacific):
Friday, September 21, 2018
2:50 AM (Late Thursday night / Friday morning) – Richmond Tigers v Collingwood Magpies at the MCG
10:20 PM – West Coast Eagles v Melbourne Demons at Optus Stadium
Winners will meet at the Grand Final at the MCG on Friday, September 28, 2018 (Pacific time).
Footy Tipping Contest
Here is where we are after the second week of finals:
|P||TIPPER||Round Tips||Round Margin||TOTAL Tips||TOTAL Margin|
|9||Game Time Decision||2||11||122||765|
|10||Joliet Jake Delhomme||0||33||110||821|
SonOfSpam has essentially wrapped up the competition with a perfect week and an o-fer from Sunrisesunrise. Only an o-fer for the rest of the season and perfect picks from Sunrisesunrise PLUS a narrowing of the margin difference will allow him to overtake SonOfSpam. Props again to Game Time Decision who put up another perfect week. There are still final ladder positions to fight for, so
DON’T FORGET TO PUT THE FOOTY TIPS IN!!
That’s all for this week. There are three games left and I believe they will all be on Fox Sports 2. Watch them!