March Madness: Holiday Movies – Our Champion

So during our bracket tournament last year we were in the first real, scary part of Coronavirus lockdowns. I wanted to use this dumb bracket as a way to keep our minds busy and focused on something positive and comforting even if it truly is trivial in nature. This year we entered this tournament with hope of beating this thing finally with mass vaccinations happening as we speak. While we still are fighting this battle, it was nice to have something to distract me and I hope it was for all of you as well. Thank you again everyone for taking time to vote on these silly things. I really do look forward to this every single year and hope you do too. Enough with the my blabbering, let’s get to the good stuff!

Our Championship Round came down to a 1 seed and a 2 seed I think most had picked to win the whole thing. Like I said, these two movies were two of maybe four or five that I believed had a chance to win the whole thing. Time to find out how the Championship Round fared. Remember all “scores” are in percentages.

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March Madness: Holiday Movies – Championship

Well guys, here we are. After knocking down 64 of our favorite holiday movies down to the final two we have landed on a Championship game that I think a lot of us could have seen coming. Our tournament this year, with the exception of a couple of massive underdogs pushing into the Sweet 16 and Elite 8, went pretty much as expected.

Just like every year, I like to make picks like I’m in an office pool before March Madness. For the most part the Final 4 was not that much of a surprise as two 1 seeds, a 2 seed, and a very strong 4 seed made it in. Y’all ended up with the same Elite 8 and Final 4 as I picked in my bracket before we started. After this great run, let’s see how the winners of each region fared in the Final Four and who will face off in the Championship!

The Championship Round voting begins now and will end Wednesday April 7 at 5pm Central. Championship winner will be announced on Thursday. I can’t believe we are already almost through this year!

But first — Let’s get on to the results! Remember all “scores” are percentages from voting.

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March Madness: Holiday Movies – Final 4

Well y’all, we did it! Here we are. We have our Regional Champions and are ready to move on to the Final 4! The Elite 8 saw two close games (one of which could have gone either way the entire time) and two blowouts. We enter the Final 4 with four teams that I thought were the biggest contenders regardless of how someone seeded one of them. I regret nothing. But enough with my rambling…on to the scores!

The Final 4 voting begins now and voting will end Sunday April 4 at 5pm Central. Championship round begins on Monday. I can’t believe we are already almost through this year!

But first — Let’s get on to the results! Remember all “scores” are percentages from voting.

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March Madness: Holiday Movies – Elite 8

Ok, so last year’s Sweet 16 was the closest rounds of voting we have ever had. This year’s group of 16 on the other hand was full of blowouts with the exception of one extremely close game. That one, which we will get to momentarily was back and forth or tied every time I checked. Neither movie ever got more than a 2 vote lead.

The Regional Finals begins now and voting will end Wednesday, March 31 at 5pm Central. Our Final 4 and regional winners will be announced and start the ultimate battle for Holiday movie supremacy on April Fools Day. Good luck with making up your mind on some of these.

But first — Let’s get on to the results! Remember all “scores” are percentages from voting.

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March Madness: Holiday Movies – Sweet 16

The Round of 32 went by with bunch of votes, a few legitimate surprises, and our first 1 seed going down. I am absolutely gobsmacked by this #1 falling. Not even this early, just going down in general. Starting with the Sweet 16 this week the choices get more and more difficult. I’m really going to have to sit with some of these decisions to be honest.

The Regional Semifinals begins now and voting will end Sunday, March 28 at 5pm Central. Good luck with making up your mind on some of these.

But first — Let’s get on to the results! Remember all “scores” are percentages from voting.

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March Madness: Holiday Movies – Round of 32

Alright y’all, that was very exciting! For the most part things went down as expected. There were a couple of close games and one match-up that came down to Mrs. Clumsy Optimist pulling in to fulfill her duty as official bracket game tie-breaker for the first time in years. (She doesn’t vote unless there is a tie).

The seeding this year, although completely and wholly biased as I went along, seems to have been just about right. The Animated Region went completely scratch and the Classic Region also went scratch with the exception of an 8/9 match-up that always seems like it can go either way. We basically only had two real upsets, with an 11 seed in the Modern Region and a VERY strong 13 seed in the Non-Typical Region making it through.

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March Madness: Holiday Movies – Round of 64

Well y’all, here we are again. We’ve been stuck in this Coronavirus pandemic loop of nothingness for just over a year. But help (in the form of mass vaccination) is coming, and the end is on the horizon! Once again, it’s been almost a full year since I’ve written anything. Shocking. And I even had some good ideas! I really need to work on my procrastination issues. Maybe later…

As it is, we are back for our 6th year doing these brackets. Our bracket last year found our favorite fast-food joint in one of our closer finals matchups as Whataburger was crowned. Whataburger joins the group of champions with our fourth-year winner of favorite TV theme song which was won in a rout by The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. This joins our third-year winner for favorite breakfast food: Breakfast Tacos and Burritos. Our second-year bracket crowned The Sandlot as our champions of the Best Sports Movie Bracket. Our first champion was in the music bracket where The Beatles reigned victorious. It’s my pleasure to announce our topic this year: Christmas/Holiday Movies.

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March Madness: Fast Food – Our Champion

I don’t know about you guys, but thanks to the Coronavirus and being stuck at home, I needed this more than ever. If nothing else I hope this was a welcome distraction for you. Thank you again everyone for taking time to vote on these silly things. I really do look forward to this every single year and hope you do as well. Enough with the my blabbering, let’s get to the good stuff!

Our Championship Round came down to a 1 seed and a 2 seed I think most had picked to win the whole thing. Like I said, every time I looked at the bracket I honestly couldn’t see the participants in the championship game breaking any other way.  Time to find out how the Championship Round fared. Remember all “scores” are in percentages. Continue reading “March Madness: Fast Food – Our Champion”

March Madness: Fast Food – Championship

I can’t believe we are already at the finale of our 5th bracket. This has flown by. Probably because thanks to quarantine we have absolutely nothing better to do but write these posts and vote. So this year’s tournament stayed closer to chalk except for the wacky Miscellaneous Region.

After a mad scramble, I feel like we landed on a couple of really strong Final 4 match-ups. Let’s see how the winners of each region fared in the Final Four and who will face off in the Championship! Continue reading “March Madness: Fast Food – Championship”

March Madness: Fast Food – Final 4

Ok y’all. Here we are. We have our Regional Champions and are ready to move on to the Final 4! The Elite 8 saw two very, very close games and two blowouts. We enter the Final 4 with two teams that I thought were the biggest contenders going in and two that surprised me a little. But enough with my rambling…on to the scores!

The Final 4 voting begins now and voting will end Wednesday April 15 at 5pm Central. Championship round begins on Thursday. I can’t believe we are already almost through this year!

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