Thursday, March 15, 2012

2011 NOTY Final

Flag us for delay of game. We won't stomp around like Ndamukong Suh (whose name, while not NOTY worthy, does mean "house of spears" in the dialect of his father's ancestral tribe, which is pretty cool). We will accept our five yards with humility and a pledge to do better next year, meaning this year.

Introducing your 2011 Name of the Year finalists...

Out of the Bulltron Region, he was arrested in November 2010 in connection with a string of bank robberies around Orlando, just 19 years old, standing five feet ten (in one sock) and weighing 155 pounds, according to his mug shot, from Leesburg, Fla., a No. 2 seed, Courvoisier Winetavius "Crime Tyme" Richardson.

And from the Netherlands, more specifically the Department of Social Pharmacy and Pharmacoepidemiology, Groningen University Institute for Drug Exploration (GUIDE), Groningen, The Netherlands, or at least at the time of publication of "The impact of antihypertensive drug groups on urinary albumin excretion in a non-diabetic population" by the British Pharmacological Society, or maybe he's now at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus and Aalborg, Denmark, with whom he was affiliated at the time of publication of "Antidepressants and risk of first-time hospitalization for myocardial infarction: A population-based case-control study," he's also a No. 2 seed, out of the Dragonwagon Region, his name might be "perfectly normal" in Dutch, but we're not Dutch, Taco B.M. Monster.

Thank you for your continued support. Vote.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Final Four

Sure, in just six days, Grantland can complete a Wire bracket. (Can't wait for the White Shadow bracket; I've got Coolidge over Salami in the final.) Here at NOTY, meanwhile, it's taken us a mere year just to get to the Final Four.

But here we are.

To no one's surprise (except perhaps that of No. 3 seed Joe Shortsleeve; we can still watch that video all day), No. 2 Courvoisier Winetavius Richardson finished off the Bulltron with an easy win over No.9 Rockwell C. Bonecutter. He'll face the Sithole champ, No. 4 Delorean Blow, who eked by the upstart No. 15 seed, medical illustrator Yolanda Supersad, who must be.

On the other side of the bracket, presumptive champion Taco B.M. Monster, the No. 2 seed in the Dragonwagon, blew out No. 5 Vernon Lee Bad Marriage Jr. He'll square off against the lowest seed standing, the Chrotchtangle No. 13, music man Neptune Pringle III, who barely dispatched the No. 2, former high-school runner Madz Negro.

Let's get the vote totals up, people. Spread the word, spread the NOTY love.

(The Wire characters, by the way? Weak names.)

No. 2 Courvoisier Winetavius Richardson: Mug shot available.
No. 4 Delorean Blow: Mug shot not available.

No. 2 Taco B.M. Monster: Dutch pharmacoepidemiologist.

No. 13 Neptune Pringle III: Nickname: Tunes.