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The Broowaha Deathmatch Writers Bracket

by Glenn T (writer), Las Vegas, NV, March 18, 2008

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Okay, so it's REALLY Bill Friday's idea: a bracket of BrooWaha writers - with winners determined capriciously and solely for maximum humor. Complete with printable brackets, predictions and a WINNER.

So here it is folks, the BrooWaha Deathmath... the genius of Bill Friday combined with my unimaginable lack of social options on St. Patty's day has bore this - another, less meaningful way to waste your time this tournament season. Eight (8) automatic bids – one for each of the top “Editions” of the Broo, awarded to the most read author in that division and twenty four (24) “at large” bids determined by the selection committee (consisting mostly of me). Selection critera was mostly the top twenty five (25) Broo writers ever - and some honorable mention folks that just couldn't be left out:

In the West Coast Division:

1. Ed Attansio
2. Steven Lane
3. M.B. Dion
4. D.E. Carson
5. Pleasure Palate
6. Charles Harmison
7. Gary Schwind
8. PLAY IN WINNER – (Dr. Traci vs Mora Ulman)

In the East Coast Division

1. Credo
2. Brad Fink
3. Joseph Mael
4. Jen & Tonic
5. Savattra
6. Hassassin
7. Venditto
8. PLAY IN WINNER – (Crowbar vs Tumerica)

In the Red State Division

1. Chris Jones
2. Morgana
3. Bill Friday
4. V
5. Rose Mountain
6. DL Fergson
7. C Reagan
8. PLAY IN WINNER - (Baynurse vs Jeff Weisinger)

In the Where the hell is Mumbai Division:

1. Nhemerson
2. I wisdom
3. Ariel
4. El G
5. Digidave
6. Alethea
7. Glenn T
8. PLAY IN WINNER (Mean Mike Duffau vs Jen)

There was actually some method to my madness, although I don't feel compelled to explain it, but rather leave it to the same conspiracy theorists who believe that the old men who select NCAA Men's Basketball teams for their tournament actually set up particular match-ups for "storyline value". To put it simply - Edition winners got to stay home, and the rest was a "quality spread"... Of course there were some snubs - feel free to let me know who they were.

Provided that there is some significant feedback here - I'll pick winners for each round - based on votes, messages, comments, and my own distorted sense of justice.

The brackets are available here:

BrooWaha Deathmatch

Where you can make predictions and print it out if you like...

Play in winners will be selected on Tuesday night/Weds morning:

Dr. Traci vs Mora Ulman
Crowbar vs Tumerica
Baynurse vs Jeff Weisinger
Mean Mike Duffau vs Jen

...and I may even post some sort of justification.

Above all, have fun - try to behave (to whatever extent you can) and remember, I'll probably just let Ariel win so he'll let me keep writing.



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23 comments on The Broowaha Deathmatch Writers Bracket

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By Digidave on March 18, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Glenn - This rocks.

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By Lila M. on March 18, 2008 at 04:33 pm

wow, you put some time into this!

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By Jen on March 18, 2008 at 05:41 pm

Where the hell IS Mumbai???

Depite a stunning intellect I understand none of this bracket stuff. 

Though...a quick google search did net information on the location of Mumbai.  Mumbai is in India and used to go by the name of Bombay.  It is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

I like curry, therefore I like India.

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By Glenn T on March 18, 2008 at 05:43 pm

El G...  my bad.  It was late.. and I populated the bracket wrong...

You've got Digidave in the first round... so, instead of the founder - you've got the new editor.

...so I'm considering your concession moot until you review the new matchups...

Besides - how could I let you go out early?!? 

...apologies...

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By Ariel on March 18, 2008 at 05:52 pm

Do I automatically win the first round if I ban El G? :)

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By Glenn T on March 18, 2008 at 05:59 pm

Okay... so to be clear the El G - Ariel matchup is going to have to wait... El G's got Digidave and Ariel's got Alethea...

But, can I get some input on the play-in matchups?  I think Mean Mike vs. Jen is pretty juicy...

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By nhemerson on March 18, 2008 at 06:18 pm

Call me a narcissist with a propensity to inflate my already maxed out ego, but I would take me as a cinderella story to the finals.  It probably won't happen but with this kind of raw talent how could you go wrong?

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By Jen on March 18, 2008 at 06:20 pm

El-  I don't have a Ph.D either...yet.

And what's wrong with attacking people on Craigslist.  I've always found it to be a most satisfactory outlet for mis-placed aggression.

Haven't been over there in awhile so to you Mean Mike...o' master of the catch phrase...watch out!

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By D. E. Carson on March 18, 2008 at 07:15 pm

Oh this is great!  I LOVE IT!  I'm honored that I even got to "play" in the first round!  Thanks for the inclusion.  This is gonna be fun...

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By Glenn T on March 18, 2008 at 07:29 pm

Well, Ed... that's why they play the games, right?! 

Your opening round matchup could be against someone who has a naked picture (of themselves) as their profile pic... let's just hope it comes down to pageviews and not naked aesthetics...

But, I'd say you're more the North Carolina... Ariel's sort of the UCLA... 

...and how come I can't find Mora's profile?!

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By Glenn T on March 18, 2008 at 10:31 pm

WOW... Okay, Bill...

So, Ed gets a walk in the first round... like he says with 18 million hits on 5 million articles posted - there's no big surprise there - here's hoping he doesn't post a (mostly) naked pic to celebrate...

You were the #2 at-large team (you didn't win LA) so you were in the second weakest bracket as the highest non-edition-winning seed... I promise I did use some sort of system in this and that all matchup intrigue is accidental...

I wouldn't count your chickens against Jen & Tonic... as you can see... there's a lot of vitriol behind that smile...

As for a Broo get-together, I'll get on it ... of course, I may just offer to host up here in Burbank ... ensuring that exactly no one will come.

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Jen... love.  You were the #7 at-large team... so you don't get to play at home (necessarily)... you, with the #3, #11, etc... at large teams - ended up in the second-toughest East Coast bracket... but I'm confident that you can hold your own out there... besides you got a first-round cupcake...

... so you should totally put me back in your Top 8 :)

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By D. E. Carson on March 18, 2008 at 11:17 pm

I'm just wondering how much Giunness was involved in this...

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By D. E. Carson on March 19, 2008 at 12:07 am

So...I guess I get a "walk" this week as well?  I can't find Pleasure Palate's profile.

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By icanluvulongtime on March 19, 2008 at 09:41 am

You guys are hysterical and have wayyyyy too much time on your hands.  I'm just pissed that I didn't get an honorable mention/on the sub list.  Especially after Ariel blasted me so bad in the beginning.  That's ok.  Mean Mike will kick his ass.  Oh no wait, I mean Jen.

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By Steven Lane on March 19, 2008 at 10:27 pm

Bill,

I am looking for my ranch in Ventura........And we are only up to the Howling 8. lol

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By Glenn T on March 20, 2008 at 12:32 am

Okay, folks... the play in results are in... so check the new post - and see the first round matchups... STARTING TOMORROW!

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By D. E. Carson on March 20, 2008 at 09:44 pm

YEOW!!!!  As of 6:45 on Thursday I'm 12/12 in the real bracket!!!

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By DLFerguson on March 21, 2008 at 12:36 pm

I'm just honored I was even included in this!  Awesome!

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By Glenn T on March 21, 2008 at 06:52 pm

I know, I know... I'll have them in... got a little caught up in something last night... I'd explain - but then risk losing what little readership I have remaining...

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By Glenn T on March 21, 2008 at 06:52 pm

...and I never run out of crack... my body produces it naturally

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By 'Mean' Mike Duffau on March 23, 2008 at 04:48 pm

hey champ!! this is a creative thing you made up here. keep punchin'

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By V on March 25, 2008 at 12:18 am

Oh no! I don't understand a single thing. What am I supposed to be doing with whom? Is this some American, betting-sporty-thingy thing? I want to understand. It sounds fun.

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By Alethea on May 16, 2008 at 09:16 pm

Interesting

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