As most of you know—and if you don’t, what the hell have you been doing?—last week I put together a Sweet 16 of Good Men. Our Good Men Picks bracket is currently in 2,651,518th place (seventh percentile), and it’s better off as emergency toilet paper or origami. So we gave up on basketball all together and pitted 16 good guys against each other in a fictional, vaguely basketball-based tournament. The Dalai Lama beat Bono in the final.
As brilliant of an idea as I like to think it was, we weren’t the first ones to think of an alternative bracket. Far from it. And in this week’s Sports Illustrated, they put together 16 of their favorite knockoff brackets. A bracket of brackets! Ah! Just barely, we made the cut as the 16-seed. They put us up against The Score’s annually hilarious “Tournament of Bad.”
However, good always beats bad. That’s just a fact, right? No? Well, we’re issuing a friendly challenge to the folks at 670 The Score sports radio in Chicago. We guarantee that our bracket will beat yours in whatever it is these brackets would have to compete against each other in.
Are we taking this too seriously? Most definitely. But we will become the first 16-seed to knock off a 1.
Imaginary Nerf darts have been fired.