Most Hibs and Hearts fans hate the idea as pessimists that we all are we always think we are going to lose and to do so to our biggest rivals would be an enormous humiliation - the stakes are simply too high.
Victory, on the other hand, would be so sweet!
What will this mean for the players and the fans? Hearts have won the cup twice in the last few years so a cup final victory would be great for them but nothing like as seismic as it would be for Hibs who last won it in 1902.
I remember that Hearts Cup win in 1998, their first since 1956. My then next door neighbour was Hearts daft and was determined to name his new born baby after the scorer of Hearts winner Stephan Adam. The fact that the baby was a girl did not deter him. She was christened Stephanie Adam after him!
That is what the Hibs team have to play for. Not the few quid win bonus but the chance to be legends. A poor season where they will have avoided relegation will have been transformed by that one act into a great season.
The next few weeks are going to be extraordinary. There will be more than the fair share of "good natured" towel flicking going on between rival fans.
The one certainty is that the cup will be coming to Edinburgh this year.
Roll on May the 19th and best of luck Hibs!