Matthew and Adam had all the same tips this week. I differed on three of the games. The first was on the Friday, where the Demons beat the Tigers. Everyone was saying it was an upset, but I thought it would be obvious to tip the Demons. I was full of confidence after that, needing to win only one of the other two to win the round.
The next one was St Kilda vs Carlton. I tipped St Kilda, who were leading at half time. I started going around, telling everyone how well I knew my football, then Carlton ran over the top of them to win by 40 points. I looked at my computer screen with discomfort as I realised that my third tip was for the Swans to beat the Dockers in Perth. The Dockers hadn't lost at home in over a year, but I just thought that they had handled Port Adelaide so easily in Adelaide (also a tough assignment) that they'd go in as favourites.
The Dockers killed them.
To be fair, the Swans launched a comeback and the last few minutes of the game were heartstopping. But they couldn't make it and I lost the round.
Here's what I had to do.