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 3, sorted by points then alphabetically by name:
Congrats to Eser S who is in sole position of first place with 22 of a maximum 24 points.
So who picked who in Week 3?
#3 seed Troy McClure’s House (78% – 1,220 votes) defeated #6 Judge Harm’s Houseboat (22% – 336 votes) in the Bracket Battle, causing the 90 people (31.9%) who picked the upset to not get the point.
#6 Bates Motel (62% – 947 votes) upset #3 Quantity Inn (38% – 575 votes) in the Bracket Battle, causing the 220 people (78.0%) who picked the upset to steal the point.
#3 Springfield Police Academy (59% – 899 votes) defeated #6 Springfield Museum of Flight (41% – 625 votes) in the Bracket Battle, causing just the 46 people (16.3%) who picked the upset to miss out on the point.
#6 Mt. Splashmore (53% – 807 votes) barely upset #3 Springfield Union Station (47% – 710 votes) in the Bracket Battle, causing the 71 people (25.2%) who picked the favourite to miss the point.
#3 CBGB (57% – 867 votes) defeated #6 Poppa Wheelie’s (43% – 643 votes) in the Bracket Battle, resulting in exactly half getting a point for correctly picking the favourite (or for the pessimists, half not getting a point for incorrectly picking the upset).
#3 Krusty Fried Chicken (70% – 1,042 votes) defeated #6 General Chang’s Taco Italiano (30% – 454 votes) in the Bracket Battle, causing the 104 people (36.9%) who picked the multinational upset to miss out on the point.
#3 The Happy Sailor Tattoo Parlor (54% – 814 votes) defeated #6 Eye Caramba (46% – 686 votes) in the Bracket Battle, causing the 94 people (33.3%) who picked the upset to miss out on the point, while 2/3rd got the point.
#3 Box Factory (82% – 1,254 votes) destroyed #6 Smoke Factory (18% – 267 votes) in the Bracket Battle, again resulting in 1/3rd of people (94 people, 33.3%) who picked the upset to not get the point.
Well that’s it for this weeks pick’em contest leaderboard recap. Don’t forget to vote on the Week 4 Bracket Battle matchups here. Voting is open until noon eastern this Thursday. And be sure to come back this Friday evening for Round 2 to start up when the week 5 matchups 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!