March Madness: Jingles – Our Champion

I want to start with a big thank you to everyone who takes time out of your week to read these silly blogs and vote in our tournaments. 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 two 1 seeds that I think most of us could have picked to run the gauntlet at the outset of our voting. It was quite the journey for our two finalists but they persevered to make it to the finale.

This particular year was probably the least surprising of the past few for sure. We lost one of our 1 seeds in the Round of 32 but the other three made it all the way to the Final 4. While last year’s average seed of our Elite 8 was almost 9, this year it was under 5. We only had one double digit seed make it to the Sweet 16.

After three straight years that we had run though an entire bracket without having any team catch the ever elusive 100-0 final score, we got a grand total of one this year – 2 seed Oscar Meyer’s “I’d Love To Be an Oscar Meyer Weiner” over 15 seed Bumble Bee Tuna. We did have 6 match-ups come within one vote (with finalist Toys ‘R’ Us getting within 1 vote of total domination three times in a row) but no one was able to pull it off.

Time to find out how the Championship Round fared. Remember all “scores” are in percentages.

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March Madness: Jingles – Championship

Hey guys, we made it! We’re already through this great tournament. This has been a ton of fun and honestly one of the most difficult brackets we’ve ever done. We’ve had a few Cinderella runs but in the end, it was the closest to scratch that we have ever done.

Just like every year, I like to make picks like I’m in an office pool before March Madness. For the first time, the Final 4 was exactly what I picked. I thought there was a chance for someone outside the top 2 to get into the Semi-Finals but the 1’s and 2’s were just so strong. 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 5 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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