NOTE TO SELF: Do not undertake anything like this ever again. There’s a reason I don’t partake in any sports pools at work – they’re tedious. Creating and maintaining something similar is no less time-consuming.
That having been said, it’s been interesting and it’s been fun. There have been definite upsets; there have been close calls. Some rankings I got right (the Round Outs battle is between the first and second seeds); some I blew completely (or the Wild Cards lived up to their unexpected expectations). I might have had different (and more varied) outcomes in my mind, but I can’t wait to create the ultimate Final Foursome’s group shot when this is over.
Remember to vote as much as you’d like… and tell your friends!
(For Round 2 of the Head Honchos bracket, click here. For Round 2 of the Second Bananas bracket, click here. For Round 2 of the Round Outs bracket, click here.)
THE WILD CARDS (Round 1 Results)
– Considering the licks the rest of the Seinfeld gang took (save George), it was of little surprise that Cosmo Kramer (#1) was defeated by Miranda Hobbes (#16), 48-23. (This was the largest vote turnout of all.) For those keeping tabs, Seinfeld has one representative; Sex and the City has two.
– Kenny McCormick (#2) outlives the Cowardly Lion (#15), with a score of 19-5. South Park sweeps; The Wizard of Oz sneaks in one.
– Ringo Starr (#3) knocks out Po (#14), 35-7. That makes The Beatles 4; Teletubbies 0.
– The next one would have been a tough choice for me, but it wasn’t as close as I thought. Winston Zeddemore (#13) blasts H.M. “Howling Mad” Murdock (#4) with a 17-10 win. The Ghostbusters join The Beatles and the South Park kids, with the entire foursome making it into Round 2; The A-Team has two.
– Another Sunny character, and the inspiration for this category (actually, this entire Awesome Battle was inspired by the Sunny crew), Charlie Day (#5) walks away with a victory against Mike Nesmith (#12), 26-12. Make that two for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and only one for The Monkees.
– The Human Torch (#6) barely blasts past Ellen DeGeneres (#11), 11-9. There’s only one rep each from The Fantastic Four and the American Idol judges.
– Danny Baldwin (#7) and his run-ins with the law didn’t stand a chance against the 8-bit shorty, Toad (#10). It’s a blow out at 26-2. One Baldwin Brother and three characters from Super Mario Bros. 2 advance to Round 2.
– This one was Turtle vs. “Turtle,” and Turtle won out. Michelangelo (#8) defeats Salvatore Assante (#9), 19-8.
Here it is… the final bracket in the Final Foursome competition. Who will make it to the ultimate quartet? Who will make it to round 2? Will anybody help spread the word and get more votes? Does anybody care?
Well the answer to all the above questions is “Reply hazy, try again,” at least according to my Magic 8 Ball.
Nonetheless, this proud group consists of those that are a lot like a Magic 8 Ball. You never know what they’re going to do or say… within their limits. Or you flat-out don’t understand why they’re there. Kind of like, why make an eight ball magical?