DON’T Vote Here
DUE TO A REQUEST BY THE COMPANY HANDLING OUR POLLS, WE HAVE TAKEN DOWN ALL OF THE VOTING. EMAIL IN THE COMMENTS.
First things first. You can check out all the results from the third round here and be sure to check out T Kyle King’s third round breakdown of the bracketology here at Dawg Sports. We had two more contests go down to the last ten votes, and with just a couple of exceptions, generally very close races all around.
Comment of the week on the Hot Blogger Bracket -
UK fans neglect parenting, body maintenance and any type of intellectual pursuit for 11 months out of the year in favor of basketball. Apparently that one other month they spend voting in a hot blogger contest.
On to the next round.
As we mentioned before, doing a bracket with 88 teams was never going to be pretty mathematically . When we got down to 11 we were either going to have to somehow drop three entries to make it the Elite 8, or somehow add five entries so we could be at the Sweet 16. Neither option was pretty.
It took us an hour plus in a chat to figure out the plan. If we dropped three, how could we do it by seeding since some of the low seeds were tied? That didn’t seem fair, even if we did just a simple up and down vote. What about going by most votes over all? Well, that didn’t seem fair to entries who didn’t need to campaign since their contests were not as hotly contested. One crazy person, *cough*, even suggested ending the whole thing and declaring all 11 entries winners. If we added more, would we pick from the “Near Misses” post? That wasn’t enough, and even though Curtis Granderson is super cute, that seemed unfair to Paul Shirley who’s been in the whole time.
So this is what we did:
We added back 5 teams based upon seeding. We re-entered the two #1 seeds that had been eliminated and the three top vote-getters of the four eliminated #2 seeds. This was the fairest solution we could think of, and I don’t think anyone can argue that Will, Orson, TechmoBowl Bo Jackson, Peter Bean, and Precious Roy are not very talented writers, because they are. (Plus, pretty much the Ladies are unified in their willingness to hook up with any or all of them.)
Do we expect complaints? Yes, you betcha we do. We would just like to remind you this is also just some fun on the eBays and we’ve really worked very hard on this whole endeavor, so try to have a little heart before you hit that “send” button either via email or IM.