Monday, April 4, 2011

Your 2011 Name of the Year Ballot

First, a round of applause for the NOTY Design Committee, the incomparable twoeightnine, aka Matt Johnson. This year's ballot conjures handlebar mustaches and spittoons, petticoats and swinging-door saloons, numberless woolen uniforms and spikes-up slides. It's a ballot that Old Hoss Radbourn could love.

So roll up your Bulltron Regional No. 3 seed Joe Shortsleeve, put on a Chrotchtangle No. 6 Happy Kumar face, lather up with some Chrotchtangle No. 10 Charlie Soap, crack open a can of Chrotchtangle No. 13 Neptune Pringle III, and lay down your Sithole No. 2 John Dough on whoever you think will Bulltron No. 7 Mississippi Winn.

Click here for a printable bracket. Online voting will begin soon.

30 comments:

  1. So many amazing names...this is one of the best brackets ever.

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  2. Seriously, this is an amazing bracket. All of the 2-15 match-ups are great, and tough!

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  3. Poor Orel. He's going out the first round, but has a great name anyway. There's little that will stop Yu Arafuka.

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  4. Neptune Pringle III is going to stop Yu Arafuka!

    The best thing about Neptune Pringle the III is that if you type "Neptune Pringle" into the White Pages, the first result is "There are 3 people named Neptune Pringle in the United States."

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  5. Oh, thank you Jesus or Mungo or whoever, it's here.

    Looks like less phallic-related names this year, and I am OK with that.

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  6. I've got Courvoisier, Flamur, La'Peaches, and Rev. Demon for the final four. I'm oddly fond of Jihad Larry but I don't see him getting past the second round.

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  7. Lots of phrase forming names this year. Bulltron is hella strong. Jihad Larry could make a Cinderella run. Ebenezer Noonoo and Widget Washington have a nice ring to them. The 8 year old in me loves Mercedes Bunz. But I think my early favorite to win has to be Neptune Pringle III.

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  8. i could have imagined a final of Shalom Dreampeace Compost vs. Courvoisier Winetavius Richardson. what a tough, tough, draw the committee gave to Shalom. (and a tough draw for probably the strongest two seed, as well).

    however, besides my one issue with the seeding, congrats to the committee for the strongest field we've seen.

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  9. With apologies for the late change, for reasons of sensitivity we've decided to take Jihad Larry out of the bracket. He was a baby who, along with other family members, was killed by his father in Chicago. The story about the murder appeared in the Chicago Tribune and other media and was nominated multiple times. But we received a couple of complaints and chose to respect those feelings. So let's all welcome Cassanova McKinzy to the Bulltron Regional.

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  10. WE WANT MANGLE!

    Cruise Citation Mangle is easily the best name I've seen in years on NOTY.

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  11. This is so great, but you missed one!

    Introducing: Wonderful Terrific Monds II

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ohiostate/football/recruiting/player-Wonderful%20Terrific-Monds%20II-106481

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  12. @andy WTM II was considered around, oh, 1995. We've been doing this for a while.

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  13. Gentlemen, is there going to be a selection podcast this year? Because I rarely laugh as much as I do while listening to it.

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  14. Guys, please, let's give Dr. Taco B.M. Monster the proper respect. He has a PhD. Presumably he worked at least as hard for that title as the very Reverend Demon Sox did for his.

    See: http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(05)00504-8/fulltext

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  15. Gotta say, Shalom Dreampeace Compost is a very strong 15 seed.

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  16. Are you going to hold the vote each round at a time, or group the first two rounds together like last year? Please don't do that again.

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  17. Love everything about this year: the names, the design. One request, though. Anyway we can get a printable bracket? I need to make my full predictions!

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  18. Subtly played, making Dr. Taco B.M. Monster a #2 seed...

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  19. How come "Fake Dong" didn't make the cut while "Chelsea Poppens" did? I demand an explanation!

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  20. Stonegarden Grindlife used to deliver pizzas to me in college.

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  21. Best. Site. EVER. I applaud the collective efforts of the group that has put this together. Truly amazing stuff...

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  22. Hey, do you guys know that this site is blocked by Facebook? I can't post it to my page.

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  23. What's with the tease of listing "Wannah Bail" last week, but omitting this phenomenal contender from the ballot while emplacing a remarkably boring Cassanova McKinzy as the last minute substitution?

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  24. It's BACK!

    I do believe Moe Lester is criminally underseeded, (never doubt the joys of simple homonyms). And Chrotchtangle seems unusually weak this year.

    But congrats to the High Council! Well done!

    Noonoo for President!

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  25. I get more and more excited by this every year, and every year, there are more stupendous names. Though I'm surprised at the relative weakness of the Sithole Regional (seriously, Bulltron and Dragonwagon are PACKED), I don't think there are many names that don't deserve to be in the bracket. Once again, bravo to the High Committee.

    Personal Final Four: Many-Bears Grinder over Solo Alone, Taco Monster over Madz Negro, Taco Monster FTW.

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  26. I can't believe it took this long for beloved Boston newsman Joe Shortsleeve to make it to the dance!

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  27. Looking forward to a Monsterville Horton IV / Taco B.M. Monster third round match-up.

    Not sure how Dr. Taco Monster will be stopped at all. He's got the "bowl movement" abbreviation, he's got the PhD, and he's a Taco Monster. Triple Threat.

    I see Taco Monster vs. Orel Oral in the semis.

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  28. Tore VIKINGSTAD has a cult following for his epic performance in the 2010 Olympics. None of these guys have ever scored a hat trick at the world competition level.
    That being said, he has a tough bracket. Likely going to have to take down Rev. Demon Sox, Taco B.M. Monster, Dr. Loveday Conquest, and Stonegarden Grindlife just to win the Dragonwagon Region. This is the path of Butler, but with names. If he makes it to the final four, he's going to win.
    Orion Blizzard, Crusoe Gongbay, Neptune Pringle III, Tore VIKINGSTAD is my final four. Don't think too many people agree with me on the celestial awesomeness that is Orion Blizzard though.

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  29. Drungo Hazewood's middle name is LaRue iirc. He was a minor league baseball player who caused sabermetrician Bill James to lament the surfeit of Davis's in the majors in the mid 80s while Drungo and his terrific name languished in Double A

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