Bonjour Brilliant Beautiful Building Bracket Battle Best Buddies,
(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “B”)
As many of you know, the third edition of the Bracket Battle is back this summer. This time it’s to determine the most desired building in our Springfield’s. However, this time, we have an added pick’em contest to go along with the Bracket Battle and the Addicts have been kind enough to provide a prize of $10 USD gift card (or equivalent) to one winner from the United States and one International winner.
While it’s too late to enter the contest now, the original contest post with rules can be found here.
A quick recap of the contest:
- Basically everyone who entered made their 63 picks for who will win the 63 head-to-head matchups.
- Every correct Round 1 (weeks 1-4) matchup is worth 1 point.
- Every correct Round 2 (weeks 5-6) matchup is worth 2 points.
- Every correct Round 3 (week 7) matchup is worth 4 points.
- Every correct Round 4 (week 8) matchup is worth 10 points.
- Every correct Round 5 (week 9) matchup is worth 20 points.
- And correctly predicting the winner in Round 6 (week 10) is worth 40 points.
- The two people (1 from US, 1 international) with the most points at the end of the Bracket Battle each win a prize.
So who entered?
278 people entered the contest, plus we have four picks that are not eligible for prizes: Namely from our three Addicts and I also made my picks.
We received 179 contest entries from USA; 28 from Canada; 21 from UK (I included those who entered England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as UK); 9 from Australia; 5 from Germany and the Netherlands; 4 from Spain; 3 from Ireland; 2 from Austria, Belgium, Hungary, New Zealand, Slovakia, South Africa, and Sweden; and 1 entry apiece from Brazil, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Macedonia, Mexico, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Singapore, and Thailand.
But we’re all Addicts and the picks we made must all be the same, right?
All 282 entries had a unique combination of 63 picks winning their matchups (i.e. not even including the tiebreaker). Granted there are 1,329,227,995,784,920,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 unique entries that could have been made, but I thought there might be some consensus amongst Addicts. 40 of the 64 buildings were picked as winner of the title of the most desired building.
So how am I doing so far?
Here is the Leaderboard after Week 1, sorted by points then alphabetically by name:
Congrats to the 6 Americans, 4 Canadians, 2 Germans, 2 Spaniards, and 1 Pakistani who still have a perfect bracket going.
So who picked who in Week 1?
#1 seed Bouvier House (68% – 1,054 votes) defeated #8 Birthplace of Matt Groening (32% – 496 votes) in the Bracket Battle, causing the 93 people (33.0%) who picked the upset to break their Brackets.
#1 Moe’s Apartment (85% – 1,292 votes) destroyed #8 Smooches on the Beach (15% – 235 votes) in the Bracket Battle, causing the 57 people (20.2%) who picked the upset to break their Brackets.
#1 Springfield University (86% – 1,298 votes) destroyed #8 Museum of Television and TV(14% – 220 votes) in the Bracket Battle, preventing just 42 people (14.9%) who picked the upset from getting a point.
#1 Praiseland (66% – 1,001 votes) defeated #8 Fort Springfield (34% – 519 votes) in the Bracket Battle, causing the 74 people (26.2%) who picked the upset to break their Brackets.
#8 P.F. Wangs (61% – 928 votes) upset #1 Joe’s Tavern (39% – 587 votes) in the Bracket Battle, resulting in a lot of damage, as only 132 people (46.8%) got a point for correctly picking the upset.
#1 The Slaughterhouse (67% – 1,008 votes) defeated #8 Jazzy Goodtimes (33% – 493 votes) in the Bracket Battle, causing the 61 people (21.6%) who picked the upset to break their Brackets.
#1 I Can’t Believe it’s a Law Firm (78% – 1,151 votes) defeated #8 Plunderer Pete’s (22% – 330 votes) in the Bracket Battle, causing the 62 people (22.0%) who picked the upset to break their Brackets.
#8 Quitters (50% – 751 votes) barely upset #1 Springfield Shopper (50% – 746 votes) in the Bracket Battle, resulting in the most damage, as only 105 people (37.2%) got a point while 177 people (62.8%) who picked the favourite had their Brackets broken.
Well that’s it for this weeks pick’em contest leaderboard recap. Don’t forget to vote on the Week 2 Bracket Battle matchups here. Voting is open until noon eastern this Thursday. And be sure to come back this Friday evening for the week 3 matchups to go live.
How is your Bracket going? What did you do right and what did you do wrong? Are you doing better than the Addicts? Sound off in the comments below. You know we love hearing from you!