We thinned our flock by half again this week. Gone are the lazy days of warmer months: the competition is getting fiercer as we separate ever more chaff from the wheat in search of the cream of this year's crop. If I could work in a fourth agricultural metaphor, I would.
In the Bulltron regional:
#1 Pornsak Pongthong smoked 13-seed Marijuana Warr. I've been waiting two rounds to make that joke. It feels anticlimactic.
#2 Yolanda Squatpump barreled through #6 Dr. David L. Dickensheets. Pongthong/Squatpump should be a banner match this week.
In the Sithole regional:
Top-seeded Baby Swinger was down at the beginning of the week but rallied in the end for a close come-from-behind victory over #5 Norman Conquest.
2-seed McWisdom Badejo defeated #6 Pooky Amsterdam.
The Dragonwagon Regional was full of upsets:
#4 Smokey Don Pipes took down 1-seed Dr. Suparman Marzuki like a dimebag of Kryptonite. I am elated.
7-seeded Leila Bossy-Nobs' momentum hasn't let up one bit; challenger #3 Sincere Shears fell far short of securing a place in the Elite Eight.
In the Chrotchtangle regional:
Top-seeded Fancy English, Jr. overcame #4 Fitzroy Waffley without much trouble.
In another come-from-behind victory, #2 Leo Moses Spornstarr dispatched 14-seed Ram Amandeep. Don't scare me like that again.
There are no longer enough matches per round to fill an entire week. We'll continue apace with the Elite Eight -- two matchups tomorrow and two on Tuesday -- but then we'll leave you until the end of the week to get your votes in. As always, keep up with us on Twitter.