What to Do Now That Your NCAA Tournament Bracket is Completely Ruined

So, we’re through the first weekend of a three-week-long basketball tournament, and all my bracket is good for now is reminding me that I still don’t know how to pronounce “Creighton.” (But after they yakked up their game against Baylor, I guess I don’t have to. Yes, I had them in the Final Four.) The way I look at it, More …

Pick a Bracket with a Guy Who Hasn’t Watched College Basketball in Two Years

They say that the odds of picking a perfect bracket in the NCAA basketball tournament is 1 in 9.2 quintillion. Even for people who study basketball all the time, the odds are something like 1 in 128 billion. So, if the odds are that long even for professional analysts, I think it’s safe to say that the success of your More …

The (Belated) Bracket Challenge of (Almost) Everything

Alright, I thought I had covered all the bases in the Cynical Christian Bracket Challenge of Everything.  However, recent events have thrown off the fundamental balance of the universe and turned all truth inside-out. I’m talking of course about the recent release of the KFC Double Down chicken sandwich–the sandwich that uses to pieces of fried chicken instead of bread. More …

The Bracket Challenge of Everything: The Sweet 16!

It’s the Sweet 16 round! Who is the Butler of this tournament? Could it be candy?  Or maybe broken-in jeans? Stay tuned for the shocking results, and share your two cents in the comments. 1. Back Rubs Because, who doesn’t like a good back rub, hmmm? vs. 13. Good Parking Place photo by Zach K Wait, is that a handicapped More …

The Bracket Challenge of Everything: Round 2

And now it’s really on! There were some thrilling, heated contests in round one. The survivors square off in round two of the Bracket Challenge of Everything: Region #1 1. Back Rubs Because, who doesn’t like a good back rub, hmmm? vs. 8. Billy Mays  By all rights, he should be extremely annoying, but instead he actually made you want More …

The Bracket Challenge of Everything – Region #4

The 4th and final region for the most exciting bracket challenge in all of March, except for the basketball one! Region #4 1. Bacon  photo by shawnzam Mmmmm… bacon. vs. 16. Amusement Parks photo by doraemon Would be seeded higher, except for all the freaking lines! 2. Winning photo by Libby Marr As in, winning a game or contest of More …

The Bracket Challenge of Everything – Region #3

Region 3 of the increasingly thrilling 1st Annual Cynical Christian Tournament Bracket Challenge of Everything! Region #3 1. Laughing photo by cindy47452  A strong #1 seed to say the least. vs. 16. Cheesy Scrambled Eggs photo by avlxyz Not just scrambled eggs, mind you; scrambled eggs with cheese. 2. Sunshine photo by » Zitona « On my shoulder, makes me More …

The Bracket Challenge of Everything – Region #2

If you can stand any more excitement, here are the match-ups for Region 2 of the 1st Annual Cynical Christian Tournament Bracket Challenge of Everything. Region #2. 1. The Beach (not the movie; the real beach) photo by rayced Where do people who live at the beach go on vacation? And why? vs. 16. Movie Theater Air Conditioning photo by More …

The March Madness Bracket Challenge of Everything

‘Round about this time every year, everybody starts paying tribute to the NCAA basketball tournament by doing their own bracket challenge to choose the greatest in this or that category: sexiest woman alive, most attention-hungry celebrity, best Dorito flavor, whatever. This year, I wanted to do a tournament like the NCAA’s, but I couldn’t decide on a category.  That’s when More …