Thursday, February 28, 2008

2008 NOTY First Round: No. 1 Fabio Assalone v. No. 16 Clarence Clapsaddle

The first round of the Bulltron Regional is complete--but voting continues on every match until the entire first round of the tournament is done. Onto the Sithole Regional, named for the legendary Godfrey Sithole.

2008 NOTY First Round: Sithole Regional

No. 1 Fabio Assalone: Accounting clerk on staff of The Sopranos. Relation to mixed martial arts fighter Pat Assalone unclear.

No. 16 Clarence Clapsaddle: Mid-20th century U.S. Army colonel who, fittingly, was in the cavalry. Foreshadowing the rise of NOTY, Time magazine in a 1941 article saw fit to footnote a mention of one Brig. Gen. Harry Lewis Twaddle with other interestingly named military officers, including Andrew Hero 3rd, Strong Boozer, Rollo Ditto, Jud Yoho, Donald Wackwitz and the nominee. We also have a photo of a young Clarence.

Who advances in the 2008 NOTY Tournament?
Fabio Assalone
Clarence Clapsaddle free polls