Well, here we are. We have reached the big time and have our Regional Champions. Overall, we only have one Cinderella delicacy that made the Final 4. Enough of my rambling, let’s get to it! Continue reading “March Madness: Breakfast – Final 4”
We’ve reached the Elite 8. The Regional Finals of our Breakfast Bracket is already upon us. The Sweet 16 had some great games that sent some of our favorites home.
A bit of housekeeping – Easter is right in the middle of the tournament this year, so our voting will be a little condensed this week. Voting for the Elite 8 will be Monday and Tuesday, Final 4 will be Wednesday and Thursday. Championship round voting will be Friday through Sunday with the Champ announced on Monday. Let’s get to it! Continue reading “March Madness: Breakfast – Elite 8”
We’ve made it through the first two rounds of the tournament and the decisions just keep getting more difficult. There were some massive upsets and many closer than I thought they would be match-ups in the Round of 32. Eleven of the sixteen match-ups in the Round of 32 came down to one or two votes. These brackets are always surprising to me in the best possible way. Here’s how it all shook out: Continue reading “March Madness: Breakfast – Sweet 16”
The first round is done! While it wasn’t as crazy as the first weekend of actual March Madness, there were still some major upsets. There were four match-ups that came down to one vote and four match-ups that ended in a 100-0 score. Thanks to everyone who voted! There were some shockingly tough decisions in the first round. A bunch of my favorites went up against each other right out of the gate and it definitely does not get any easier from here on out. The second round begins now and voting will end Wednesday March 21 at 5pm Central.
But first — Let’s get on to the results! Remember all “scores” are percentages from voting. Continue reading “March Madness: Breakfast – Round of 32”
Welcome back everyone! It’s hard to believe that it’s been a whole year since we began our second bracket that 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. Our 2018 bracket will be near and dear to my heart as we to find our favorite breakfast food.
This was…..harder than it should have been. As usual, we tried to keep the personal biases as little as possible, but of course we made some decisions based on our personal likes and dislikes. Like previous years, “scores” will be posted as the percentages from the polls. Continue reading “March Madness: Breakfast – Round of 64”
I know it’s been 8 months since I have put anything on this site, but I got lazy, and then there was a hurricane, and then I got forgetful. But I’m back, baby! It’s almost time for the 3rd annual bracket to kick off next week. I am super excited and hope you all are as well. To get back into the swing of writering, I’m just going to rank things sometimes. No reasoning beyond “This is a thing I like more than this other thing”. Up first – horror movies. Continue reading “Unexplained Rankings – Horror Flicks”
Just a short video to brighten your Friday. Jake here helped out some thirsty umpires at the Fort Wayne TinCaps game. Minor League baseball continues to be the best. Jake is a very good boy.
Over the past few months I’ve had some difficulty focusing on the positives in life. Sometimes things get tough and human nature is to really hone in on what’s going wrong or emphasize times that you may not live up to your potential or personal expectations. Optimism and happiness are taken hostage by cynicism and anger.
Sometimes we have the tendency to really notice the small bad things and let them pile up until we forget to look for the good in the world. I’m going to try to get better at really looking for them. My hope is to make this a weekly post where I can find a story that brings hope to the world. To find humans doing good deeds for other humans, or the planet, or just feel good stories.
What an incredible four weeks of competition. I can’t say it enough guys, this is the most fun I have on this site every year and I cannot thank you all for voting time and again. I think this is something that can grow into a really enjoyable tradition. Ok, enough wasting your time, on to our champ!
These were two of the favorites to take it all from the beginning. How did our Championship round fare? Remember all “scores” are in percentage. Continue reading “March Movie Madness – Our Champion”
Our 2017 champ will be revealed tomorrow, but I’ve been asked a few times how/why a certain movie was seeded where it was. One of our two semi-final teams (Space Jam at a 13 seed is ludicrous) was seeded far lower than most thought it should have been.
Last year’s Music bracket was seeded completely subjectively by Mrs. Optimist and myself. This makes a ton of sense because there is no real way to objectively rank music and bands. There is really more personal feelings and not many quantifiable reviews out there. No one really gives a band as a whole a “grade” for lack of a better word. Continue reading “March Movie Madness – How We Ranked Them”