Tuesday, July 28, 2009

On to the Elite 8!


Here are the results from the sweet 16 round of the tournament of like:

1 Coffee-Themed Ministry 35
4 Faith-Themed Tattoos 22

6 Morphing Traditional Christian Vernacular 29
2 Visitors 25

1 White Jesus 26
5 Getting Married Right Out of College 29

6 Calling Themselves Followers of Jesus 15
7 Youth Pastors 40

1 Breaking Down Scripture into the Original Hebrew of Greek 19
5 One-Hour Church Services 26

3 Being Passionate, Yet Vague About Politics 27
2 Christian E-mail Signatures 28


1 Casual Church Attire 33
5 Potlucks 20

3 Sunday Dinner 18
2 Sunday Afternoon Naps 34

For more helpful Bracketology analysis, check the comments on this post.

5 comments:

Abraham Calvin said...

Stunning upset with One Hour Church Services triumphing over Breaking Down Scripture Into the Original Hebrew or Greek!

Youth Pastors' Cinderella run continues, perhaps I misunderestimated that one.

Luther Zwingli said...

Elite 8- Joel Osteen Region Final:
The 1 seed Coffee-Themed Ministry comes to the regional final off of two solid performance. While many had Faith-Themed Tattoos as the dark horse of this tournament, but the run fizzled against the favorite, Coffee.

Conversely, Morphing Traditional Christian Vernacular's versatility continues to allow this post to upset.

While the momentum and energy behind Coffee appears to be insurmountable, just ask 3 seed Babies and 2 seed Visitors how much Morphing cares about the seeding. Should Morphing advance, it will have beaten the top three seeds in the Joel Osteen region.

Luther Zwingli said...

Elite 8- Rick Warren Region Final:
While both Getting Married Right Out of College (5) and Youth Pastors (7) came off impressive upsets (over White Jesus (1) and Calling Themselves Followers of Jesus (6) respectively), Youth Pastors appears to be shedding the Cinderella slipper- this post could be a legitimate title contender.

Having won their first two matches by a combined 100-31, this 7 seed appears to be no fluke.

Luther Zwingli said...

Elite 8- Billy Graham Region
The 2 seed Christian E-mail Signatures eked out a victory over the 3 seed Being Passionate, Yet Vague About Politics by a buzzer-beating vote EXACTLY as the polls closed.

Meanwhile, the 5 seed One-Hour church services, fresh off of the upset over Contemporary Worship in the first round cleaning took care of business versus 1 seed Breaking Down Scripture into the Original Hebrew or Greek (winner of the tie-breaking "lot-cast".

This one could come down to the wire, with both posts appearing to have an equal amount of fan backing.

Luther Zwingli said...

Elite 8- Rob Bell Region
In the only bracket in the 2009 Tournament of Like that has really held to seeding form, the Rob Bell Region final features two Juggernauts ready to do battle.

It's clear that readers like BOTH Casual Church Attire AND Sunday Afternoon Naps.

Statistically Speaking, both posts boast nearly identical voting results vs. their first two opponents:
Naps: 69-25
Casual: 73-29

With such close previous results, forecasting the results of this matchup is nearly impossible. We've got our "lots" ready to "cast" if this one winds up tied.