Friday, April 8, 2011

2011 NOTY: Bulltron Regional, Part 1

Let's get this party started.

As hard as we fought to post all 32 first-round match-ups, our fingers, time and common sense won in first-round knockout. So we're going to do the opening round in groups of four. Feel free to crunch the numbers at NOTY Prospectus, check the Vegas lines and make your first-round selection in the privacy of your home. Then decide who advances to the Sweet 16. We'll post links and results on Twitter @NOTYtourney.

First up: the top of the Bulltron.

No. 1 Monquarius Mungo: South Carolinian arrested for skateboarding in the second degree. No relation to 2009 NOTY Barkevious Mingo.
No. 16 Chelsea Poppens: Iowa State women's hooper. Bio includes this: "high school was destroyed in a F-5 tornado that tore through Parkersburg in the summer of 2008."
No. 8 Widgett Washington: JUCO point guard. National player of the week!
No. 9 Rockwell Bonecutter: Technology executive. Middle initial: C., which somehow adds to the allure. Even conservatives like funny names!


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  2. Sorry, edited:
    1) Come on, guys- it's not THAT hard to put up 32 polls. I mean, you're brilliant but you can't make each first-round match a 1-on-1?
    2) Why is Taco not "Dr. Taco B. M. Monster"? He is a PhD, after all.

  3. Why no head to head / one on one voting? Come on guys!

  4. You're really going to make us choose between Quinta Funderburk, Orel Oral, Yu Arafuka, and Neptune Pringle III, all at a single go???

  5. Glad you decided to make the rest of the balloting single round. (I mean, if it's too much work for you guys, I'm sure plenty of people would volunteer their time to help Name of the Year run in a proper and timely manner.)

    That said, are you going to change this regional to single-round balloting?

  6. Not going to change this group. But we'll have the top two vote-getters (Mungo-Bonecutter in all likelihood) meet in the second round.

  7. Perhaps seeding Monquarius Mungo at as a 1 was way too high, considering his name is quite similar to a previous winner (and thus less original?) He's not getting out of this round anyway, it appears.

  8. Since Bonecutter is over 50% a second poll seems unnecessary.

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