Not sure if they are my two all time favourite, but as a pair they're pretty tough to beat.
2001, round 22 we played Richmond. We were already a game and too much percentage clear on top of the ladder so had nothing to play for. Richmond had to win to make 4th spot.
I went to the first game at the 'G. Sheeds was genius. Put everyone in their standard positions, and made next to no tactical moves for the whole day. Richmond, in a tough contest, shaded us pretty much all day. Their fans were joyous, and the raucus chorus of their them song echoing around the e4xit ramps of the MCG that had not been louder, more jubilant or more joyful since the preliminary final in 1982.
The tigers faithful in making 4th spot had booked a return match the next week in the qualifying final against us. Their supporters left the ground that day certain that they were in with a chance.
I left the ground that certain that they had no idea what was going to hit them the following week.
The following week I showed up again. Surrounded by many Richmond supporters, confident that they were going to win straight through to the prelims. Then they saw their talismanic titan Richo being manned up by a youngster that they didn't really know. Looking furtively through their programs they learned his name was Dean Solomon. Richo had 10cm and 15kg on this guy! They nudged each other, chortling in anticipation at Richo's impending 10 goal haul.
At the end of the day, Richo had been soundly thrashed, and so had the tigers. Sheedy had been masterful, outpointing and outcoaching Danny Frawley in every facet of the game.
I had an entire week of delicious anticipation about that preliminary final. Knowing what they had, knowing that they had no idea what they were facing. And knowing that we were just going to destroy them.
It was a fantastic pair of games to watch.