“Remind me again – is this NRL or lawn bowls?” asked competition leader, Belle Ende (29).
Every year the workplace footy comp is a must for the diehard footy fans who’ve followed their team for decades through thick and thin. Every year though an employee who has no clue about what’s going on always ends up on top of the ladder. And every year their methodology behind their picks is so ridiculous you can’t help but laugh, but instead your crying on the inside because they’re embarrassing you no end.
“I run the workplace footy tipping and always try to get more people involved,” sighed an exasperated Norm Form (61). “And it always backfires on me when someone with some rinky-dink way of picking winners ends up working out.”
Like Belle Ende (29), who makes her picks using the approach of which animal would win in a fight.
“Well I just think, ‘A rabbit would be afraid in a storm, and a knight would slay a bulldog, and a panther would maul a cowboy and away I go,” said Belle who is winning the competition.
No doubt this approach infuriates her office co-workers, whose only answer now is to up their study each week from six hours to 12 to beat her. Until then, round 2 isn’t looking good for the Bulldogs going up against the Panthers – there’s no way they’d win that fight.