UPDATE: Voting has closed for Round 1. 10-seed @mikescollins upset 7-seed @ellievhall 10-8. In the 8/9 matchup, @LucyACarson beat @NathanBransford 8-2.
Come back on Monday, July 1, when voting will open for the round of eight.
I’ve been doing this Internet Win of the Day thing for a while now, so I thought it was high time we bracket-ize it.
Yes, it probably would have made a lot more sense to do this back in March when everyone was thinking about brackets, as the all-time Internet Win leaders @fuggirls did with celebrity fashion on their site, but tedfoxisawesome.com wasn’t founded on good ideas.
What we have below is the 10 people (represented by their Twitter handles) who have won the Internet most often since I started doing an Internet Win of the Day back in October seeded into an NCAA tournament-style bracket. I call it the Internet Win of the Day Summer Madness Tournament of Champions I because I’m hoping sounding redundantly grandiose makes up for this underwhelming graphic:
How It Works
Each week for the next several, rather than handing out a new win Monday–Thursday, I’ll present you, my fabulous readers, with some matchups that pit the best of the best against each other. I’m selecting one previous win from each contestant (which may actually be someone else’s work that that contestant retweeted into my timeline) as her/his entry into the competition, but you will determine the winner of every matchup (and ultimately, the champion) via your votes in the polls in the post.
Here in Round 1 (I’m not going to insult them by calling it the “Opening Round”), we have two epic clashes:
7. @ellievhall vs. 10. @mikescollins, for the right to take on No. 1 seed @fuggirls
8. @LucyACarson vs. 9. @NathanBransford, for the right to take on No. 2 seed @rembert
Polls will be open until whenever I take them down (probably around 10:00 a.m. Eastern this Friday), so please please please vote for your favorites and, if you haven’t already, go find these folks on Twitter because they’re all great.
May the best Tweeter win—absolutely nothing, other than bragging rights. You should see our budget here. It’s brutal.
Just visited the boarded up Blockbuster in my hometown, 5000 days overdue copy of Wild Things in hand and whispered, “I win.”
— Mike Scollins (@mikescollins) February 12, 2013
“White People Almost Kissing” by Nicholas Sparks twitter.com/LucyACarson/st…
— Lucy Carson (@LucyACarson) March 26, 2013
Nathan’s win was for a blog post, which you can read by clicking the image or right about here.