Showing posts with label Tournament of Like. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tournament of Like. Show all posts

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tournament of Like

False alarm, the new Tournament of Like will debut next week. Enjoy a new post instead.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

New Tournament of Like!

Next week we will premier the 2nd Tournament of Like - a fight to the death between all the SWCL posts since the last Tournament of Like. You, dear reader will vote, matchup by matchup on your favorite posts. Last time around, Youth Pastors vanquished Casual Church Attire for the championship. In lieu of our usual post, please enjoy one of the top ten raps about the Heidelberg Catechism I've heard recently.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

One Shining Moment

Youth Pastors is the champion of the Tournament of Like! Youth Pastors eked out a victory over Casual Church Attire, a worthy adversary. To celebrate, we have created a Facebook group in its honor. You can join by clicking here. Here's the original Youth Pastors post if you want to see what all the fuss is about. Thanks to everyone who voted.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

2009 Tournament of Like: Final Four

Well, folks... the field has been narrowed from 32 posts to the Final Four: (1) Coffee-Themed Ministry, (7) Youth Pastors, (2) Christian E-mail Signatures, and (1) Casual Church Attire.

Here's how the Elite 8 unfolded:
  • (1) Coffee-Themed Ministry ended the Cinderella run for (6) Morphing Traditional Christian Vernacular with a final vote of 29-18. It was a great run for the 6 seed, but Coffee-Themed Ministry proved just too strong.
  • (7) Youth Pastors continued the dream tournament with yet another convincing upset over (5) Getting Married Right Out of College. Final vote: 29-17.
  • In the closest contest of this round, (2) Christian E-mail Signatures defeated (5) One-Hour Church Services by two votes: 24-22.
  • (1) Casual Worship Attire took care of business over (2) Sunday Afternoon Naps with a 25-15 vote victory.

This sets up the two Final Four match-ups:

  • (1) Coffee-Themed Ministry vs. (7) Youth Pastors
  • (2)Christian E-mail Signatures vs. (1) Casual Worship Attire

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.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tournament of Like Update: #1 seed wins by casting of lots

Well, the tie has been broken: it's the 1 seed Breaking Down Scripture in the Original Hebrew of Greek over the almost-Cinderella 8th seeded Non-Denominational Churches.

The tie was officially broken during a lunch break with a very ceremonious casting of lots. And by "casting," we mean "flipping"... and by "lots" we mean "coin."

To tell you the truth, we didn't really have any lots. Even if we did, we would really know how to cast them. The whole coin thing was really just much easier.

We know what you're thinking, and no, it was not done with some Two-Face type of coin where you "make your own luck." First of all, white Christians don't believe in luck (it's called providence). Secondly, that coin says "E Gothamus Unum," which translates into something along the lines of "Out of Gotham, One." This phrase is downright stupid.

Finally, nowhere on that coin does the phrase "In God We Trust" appear. A true white Christian would never allow such a coin to determine the fate of anything.

So the Billy Graham Semi-Final round one is now set: It's the 1 seed Breaking Down Scripture into the Original Hebrew of Greek vs. the 5 seed One Hour Church Services.

Happy Voting!

Monday, July 20, 2009

SWCL Tournament of Like: First Round Complete

Thanks to outstanding voting by our readers, we're glad to announce the completion of the first round of the Tournament of Like:

From the Billy Graham Region:

1 Breaking Down Scripture and 8 Non-Denominational Churches tied at 24 votes each (more to come on this)
5 One-Hour Church Services eked out a victory over 4 Contemporary Worship 24-23
3 Being Passionate, Yet Vague About Politics defeated 6 Church Superbowl Parties 25-20
2 Christian E-mail Signatures took care of business against 7 Combined Summer Services 28-15

From the Rob Bell Region:

1 Casual Church Attire handled 8 Puppet Ministry with a 40-9 Margin
5 Potlucks took down 4 Retreats 27-21
3 Sunday Dinner beat 6 Waxing Nostalgic About Hymnals and Organs 29-17
2 Sunday Afternoon Naps easily beat 7 Flannelgraphs 35-7

This sets up the Tournament of Like Sweet 16.  These 8 match ups will run from now until next Monday at Midnight.  Keep those votes coming, faithful readers!

As for the tie vote, Abraham and I will determine how to break this tie.  Right now, I'm leaning towards the Biblically sound "casting of lots" but we'll check in on this later.

For bracketology analysis for the Sweet 16, check out the comments to this post.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tournament of Like: first results are in

Congrats to the first round of winners in the 2009 Tournament of Like:

(1) Coffee Themed Ministry defeated (8) Pretending There’s a Santa Claus 55-28

(4) Faith-Themed Tattoos defeated (5) Gossip 42-36

(6) Morphing Traditional Christian Vernacular defeated (3) Babies 55-22

(2) Visitors defeated (7) Candlelight Ceremonies 47-30

(1) White Jesus defeated (8) Christian Radio Stations 42-37

(5) Getting Married Right Out of College defeated (4) Greeters 45-29

(6) Calling Themselves Followers of Jesus defeated (3) Diversity 46-30

(7) Youth Pastors defeated (2) The Message 60-16 

Quite a few upsets already... keep up the work, dear reader!

The next round of voting starts right now and lasts through Sunday: the first rounds of the Billy Graham Region and the Rob Bell Region

Saturday, July 11, 2009

2009 Tournament of Like: Voting Begins Now!

Well, dear reader, it's on. The 2009 Tournament of Like is officially under way.

The official 2009 Tournament of Like bracket has gone live. Feel free to download it (click here), review all 32 likes, fill out the bracket, and vote your way to victory (Polls on the right hand side of the website).

You'll notice that the tournament has been broken up into four regions based on the Mount Rushmore of contemporary white Christian pastors: Graham, Olsteen, Warren, and Bell.

Voting for the first round of match-ups ends on Wednesday.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

2009 Tournament of Like

Thanks to an idea from our genius reader base (specifically Micah), Stuff White Christians Like is proud to present the 2009 Tournament of Like.

Abraham and I have seeded the first 32 white Christian likes and placed them in a "Tournament of Like" bracket- pitting like against like. Picture Babies vs. Morphing Traditional Christian Vernacular, or Retreats vs. Potlucks - there are sure to be some heated contests.

Here's how the tournament will work: the official 2009 Tournament of Like bracket is now available for download: click here to download the bracket. Click on the individual topics to read any that you missed. The tournament will officially start this Saturday, July 11. Each match up will be accessible on this website and our faithful readers can vote their favorite like on to the next round. This will take place round by round, week by week until our readers have voted the 2009 tournament champion.

We can't promise that some misfits won't be gambling on this tournament (or at least casting lots) but we can promise a pretty funny tournament and a reader-voted tournament champion.

The Tournament of Like is proudly sponsored by Abraham's other site, - buy fine art prints for only $10.