Have you ever tried to run a bracket with 88 teams? It’s pretty fucking hard, and we’d like to think we’re pretty smart dames. More than half of us, (I think, again this math thing is hard), can cop to taking AP Calc in high school. I even was a calculus tutor in college if you can believe that.
88 teams. Doesn’t work with 16 very well. Something about the power of 2, and I had to have that explained to me by someone else, well, because college was awhile ago now. So what does that mean for you Bracketeers? It is not as fucked as it seems…
Next round some people are going to get wacked sans Journey musical background. Much like David Chase, we haven’t quite figured out the gory details, most likely it will have something to do with seeding. Or maybe we’ll feel generous and see if we can make 11 into 16. (NOT BLOODLY LIKELY!)
Either way, eight ladies means eight different fickle mood swings and we’ll decide when we decide. (At which point you are more then welcome to roll your eyes and say, “Yes, dear.” Or if you are unhappy, “Jimminy Christmas woman, do you know what you’re doing?!? Give me the wheel and I’ll drive.”)
Since the graphics are still from the first round, this is what the brackets look like on paper if you want them. (Teams in Red reflect blogs that had to play – Inter-Bracket Games.)
See? It is not that bad.