March Madness: Breakfast – Our Champion

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 really do look forward to this every year now and I hope you all do as well. Ok, enough wasting your time, on to our tasty champ!

We had one technical Cinderella 9 seed make the ship, but that was probably an under-seed on my part. The 4 seed on the other side was always going to be a tough out – tacos in all of their forms are amazing. How did our Championship round fare? Remember all “scores” are in percentage. Continue reading “March Madness: Breakfast – Our Champion”

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March Madness: Breakfast – Championship Round

Guys, I can’t believe another year and bracket are ending. This year has been surprising and a great bracket. I feel like we landed on a great Final 4 and from the looks of voting, a fantastic Championship game. 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: Breakfast – Championship Round”

March Madness: Breakfast – Elite 8

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”

March Madness: Breakfast – Sweet 16

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”

March Madness: Breakfast – Round of 32

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”

March Madness: Breakfast – Round of 64

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”

March Movie Madness – Our Champion

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”

March Movie Madness – How We Ranked Them

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”

March Movie Madness – Championship Round

Guys, I have had so much fun watching this bracket come down to the Final. Thank you all for voting, I hope you all have enjoyed it as much as I have. Our Final Four was full of Cinderellas that got within one win of the Final. All four of our regional champions got in to the semi-finals via easy wins. Let’s see how the winners of each genre bracket fared in the Final Four and who will face off in the Championship! Continue reading “March Movie Madness – Championship Round”