Hot Blogger Bracket – Mid-Atlantic Conference


*(The brackets will be shuffled to reflect correct order of match-ups next round. You try putting together 88 entries. Any complaints and we will rig the voting faster than the De La Hoya-Mayweather fight.)
Voting ends Saturday,  June 9,  @ approx.  22:00.

Main page with printable brackets.

152 thoughts on “Hot Blogger Bracket – Mid-Atlantic Conference

  1. From my notes of the Precious Roy/ Kermit the Blog post –
    “Incredible indepth analysis of Barry Bonds’ HR stats compared to other sluggers. You earn at least three credits for taking Statistical Analysis 101 after reading about how unlikely it is that Bonds’ home run record-setting pace is in comparison to other sluggers. Plus, anyone who can make a Godot joke is a king. Big brains are sexy!”

  2. J-Fizzle’s and MiniMe’s photos make me all kinds of happy. There’s just something about a guy holding a football.

    MMP’s photo is in a class by itself.

  3. Maybe Mother of Gabe better be on the lookout if Shanoff has been the driving force behind a male oriented hot bloggers bracket.

  4. Well, I’m not a sack of kittens, MMP. This isn’t Cambodia. Prepare yourself for a fight.

    Now that’s funny….I don’t care who you are.

  5. I’m quite pleased with the seeding. Although ending up in the same bracket as two guys I’ve interviewed is a little odd. But, my focus is getting out of the 1st Round. Good luck gentleman.

    This will probably be last amicable post for awhile, so prepare for dasterdly deeds!

    #14 in Your Brackets, #1 in Your Hearts,

  6. I’m a 6 seed! I’m just happy with that and it’s a good thing too because I’m getting thumped in the voting. I swear that’s not by best writing sample.

  7. How is this working? Is it just day-by-day voting or are we going to be required to contribute additional stuff as the rounds advance? I only ask because I should probably fill out my welfare paperwork now. Also, my mom just flew in from Seattle to visit me and I should at least be able to tell her that it’s a good cause that I’m ditching her for.

  8. I love the undertones of some of these matchups. Pitting devoted father and kindly mid-major blogger Extra P against one of the heads of the KSK hydra, depicted in a picture that screams vice and licentious living (or that his trailer park landlord is too cheap to provide shower curtains for the bathtub), whose name choice was no doubt inspired by Peter King? Being a loyal American, I’ll publicly profess my appreciation for Extra P and the family values he represents and vote for him, while of course privately wishing that I, too, had a picture as cool as MMP’s.

  9. And, while steadfastly reminding you of my own firm personal belief in the tenets of heterosexuality, how can a shirtless, rather muscular guy holding a football be ranked #17?! Suddenly I don’t feel too bad about my own low ranking.

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  11. how can a shirtless, rather muscular guy holding a football be ranked #17?!

    No one believed us when we said the writing counted for half your score…

  12. No, I do, but I would have to think averaging good looks with bad writing would be a middle-ish seed. That bracket only has 22 ranked people, and he’s 5th from the bottom.

  13. Wait, I dislike those people who endlessly hate on the NCAA seeding committee every year, and now I’m doing it myself. I still stand by my comment, but I know you put a lot of work into this and don’t mean to hate.

  14. No one believed us when we said the writing counted for half your score…

    I actually went through and read all the excerpts, and I even clicked through a few, but how many people do you think are going to give me bonus points for the Ballad of Isiah?

    (No preview button, so let’s see if embedding YouTube video works…)

  15. A 2 seed?

    Wow. Thanks for the love.

    But, man, I feel like Boeheim walking in to play Richmond circa 1991.

    No dis to my opponent, of course.

  16. Andie’s right… Sportzilla did do us proud.

    And his suggestion for one of the prizes *cough*”Hot Blogger”Neighborhoodie*cough* was seized upon.

    (Mostly because I heart Neighborhoodies.)

  17. Dan Shanoff should not be a #1 seed. His site gets shut down all the time, and he doesn’t even watch some of the stuff he comments on. I will make it my goal in life to see that he does not win.

  18. Once the Indian subcontinent weighs in, Shanoff’s mieasly 55 point lead will be no more. Me and Sanjiyah, we’re tight.

    Oh, who am I kidding? I’m going down faster than Bill Simmons when Jason Whitlock enters the room.

  19. Now that ass-kissing is irrelevant, I just want to say that I am F-ing impressed with the job you Ladies… did. Seriously, standing ovation stuff you put together here.

  20. The Emotions of a Contestant

    Just so you Ladies… know what we’re all going through.

    Shame: I can’t believe that I just entered a hot blogger tourney to try and drive traffic to my site.
    Fear: What if I get made fun of?
    Hope: My Mom thinks I’m handsome and funny, I bet I could get to the final four.
    Reality: I’ll just be happy to make it into the bracket
    Pride: I’m a 6 seed! They love me the Ladies… really do love me!
    Testosterone: WTF?!? I’m losing to THAT guy? I’m prettier than him!

    You might not have known that ‘reality’ and ‘testosterone’ were emotions but they are.

  21. @ Dan Shanoff: You’re probably right, heck if I made it to a match up with you I’d even campaign for you. I just don’t want to be the 6 seed that went down to a 17 seed just because he puts out (read: takes off his shirt).

  22. By the way, bravo to Burnsy for the hot chick tactic. As I was repressing the homo-erotic urges and doing my voting, the Burnsy pic became my favorite and easily the quickest voting I did. Thank you for that!

  23. Dammit, Burnsy, you said that just as I was booting that asshole. Well, he’s gone now. We don’t care for that particular brand of joke ’round here.

  24. OMDQ,
    Let’s not get too cocky with this Battle of The Beards talk… you’ll have to go through one of the Brown boys below you first.

  25. Girls’ volleyball players = boy baseball players. The right ass in those pants (or shorts)….very nice. I am still waiting to see the volleyball player with a great ass, spectacular forearms and some eyeblack.

  26. AKA Mrs. Pyle of List.

    It’s ok babe, I didn’t marry you because you could count…but I can count. eh? eh?

    Now it is my turn to promote shamelessly… Mr. Pyle has never needed to own a small penis truck, with four foot tires or large, overly visable red shocks and a grill that look like a chrome headboard. He has never felt complelled to airbrush his head onto a picture of his semi-naked best friend (“The Professor” why do you have a half naked picture that isn’t you and why is you friend not wearing underwear. I can see his happy trail).

    Mr. Pyle has married me, which is not a promotion of his sanity. He is a Big Brother to a Little Brother named Niko. He has walked the dog every night since we adopted our crazy Franklin. He has survived Saliva Gland Cancer (you can see the scar in the picture) and he has defended me to his mother.

    All I can say is Vote or Die! Vote for Pyle of List!

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  28. Why thank you Texas Gal! Being a Texas girl myself I know you are a woman of grace and dignity. Your complement as very high praise!

  29. Woo Texas women! Being a native of Almost-Texas, I can attest to the spectacular-ness of the Texas ladies. Look at me sucking up to Texie even though I am not even in this thing.

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  31. I feel guilty about throwing the writer of the Daily Quickie under the bus, but using a guy’s jokes against him is priceless. At least one #1 seed needs to lose in the first round…

  32. And don’t get me wrong, I advocated strongly for a higher seed for WRBS and am a supporter. But his picture reminded me of the photo set of Jessica Alba playing catch football in the water (which of course, mom, I did NOT see, I only heard about it, um, from a friend):

  33. I’m afraid to tell my friends about this. I’m also slightly afraid that the Orioles just selected a Scott Boras client with the #5 overall pick. Fortunately for us by the time we pick again the players left will have their Uncles/Cousins as agents. We should be able to sign those guys at least.

    I like my #10 seed. I just think this is a fun idea. Of course, I’m saying this because I’m getting absolutely smoked in the first round and I’m trying not to take it too hard. I’ve almost convinced myself.

  34. Lady Andrea,
    It is certainly a tough choice. One of the better 1st round match-ups. But remember, the further I go the more you get to know the comedic genius that is my wife. You can still read “The Ballad of Isiah” everyday, bracket or no bracket. I imagine she has some tricks up here sleeve for the next round too.

    You should probably just team David and I up to face OMDQ and the Extrapolater for the Brown Boys vs. The Beards. That could get a little chippy.

  35. Sigh, ok, ok, but it’s just too easy.

    I was conflicted about Punter: the man was braver than any of us. But Extra P. is my “bestest blog buddy forever” for, like, at least the last month. Thus, compromise:

  36. Hey, are you saying that internet friendship is fickle? Because I feel I could ask Awful Announcing for a kidney. I’ve been writing on his blog for upwards of a couple months now.

  37. I would agree with you if it weren’t for the fact that beards are women gay men marry in order to comoflauge their true lifestyles.

    But Brown Boys are just pure porn.

  38. Oh, I have to be nice sometimes too. Last two posters for this bracket, I got to take a break from this. First, I back Sargent of Dropping Dimes:

    And some appreciation for Extra P. and the 23 orphans he looks after (or was it 24? I always get confused at that part of the story after you rescue them from the refugee camp)

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  40. Holly – Thanks for the idea for a pickup line. I’ll have to try that.

    “You know, I’ve been watching you from across the bar for the past half hour, and, well… I want to do porny things with you.”

  41. My dad got my mom with that very same line. Perhaps that explains why they divorced when I was 11. Or maybe not. Either way, two Christmases RULE!

  42. Do we have an idea of when the details of round 2 will be posted? I plan on being very drunk tonight and sleeping a lot tomorrow because having to work on Monday makes me cry. I want to make sure I ain’t missing the important stuff.

  43. Hey, whatever is best for you. In the meantime, maybe I’m going to bake a batch of delicious double chocolate brownies. Maybe I’ll leave them sitting out with nude pictures of Cole Hamels and David Wright or at least suspiciously superimposed nude photos. Should someone happen to take them while I’m not looking, well that’s something I’ll have to live with.

  44. Extra P- you’re making quite a run at this one. The clock is ticking but you’ve got the hot hand. This could come down to the last posession.

    If Punter makes his FT’s though, you’re in trouble.

  45. How about Vanilla tearing it up? This is Elway-esque. Perhaps it’s Matt Leinart-esque and someone is giving him a push into the endzone.

  46. If this were the NCAA tournament I think my fans would be chanting “We want Shanoff!” (CLAP-CLAP, CLAP-CLAP-CLAP) right about now.

  47. I’m pretty sure you’re getting Shanoff. I’m going to go drown my sorrows in a pint of Americone Dream.

    But next year — I’m definitely going to be hotter. And play a tougher out of conference schedule.

  48. Shooter- you left it all on the floor. No reason to hang your head.

    Extra P- Talk about a run! But Punter looks like he’s making FT’s.

  49. Actually, the whole exercise was worth it just for McBias’ posters, and the realization that over 400 people of whatever gender felt compelled to click next to my name. I’m not picky.

  50. From this moment on, I’m ditching the NCAA tournament references and moving to All-Valley Karate Tournament ala Karate Kid. Feel free to get on board.

  51. Extra P- if by ineligible player you mean he pooped in that tub you might have some proof… nope, sorry that was Big Daddy Drew.

  52. Holly- Of course you know Will Leitch is Johnny Lawrence. I can just imagine the crew of Deadspinners flanking him yelling “Get him a bodybag, yeah!”

  53. Yeah, we know. It’s a weird thing with the polling software we used. But now we have results posts up, and you can all check your final numbers there.

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