Richmond Tigers

Tigers, Crows won't believe the hype ahead of grand final

Much like the Bulldogs last year, the Tigers have dominated the pre-game talk and will load the MCG with yellow and black. It's a quirk of our Victorian-focused game that the best team in the league this season is almost billed as the support act to the main thing.

It's a phenomenon that creates a certain set of problems for both teams — the pressure that comes with the hype could be overwhelming for Richmond, while Adelaide could be forgiven for feeling like the entire country is against it.