UPDATE: Final 4 voting has closed, and the championship matchup is set. It will be top-seed @fuggirls, who cruised to a 14-3 victory in their semifinal, taking on No. 6 @ScrewyDecimal, who hung on for a 9-7 win to advance to the title tilt.
Come back this Monday, July 15, when voting for the championship round will open.
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.
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 the underwhelming graphic.
Heather and Jessica, the ladies behind that handle, put together what was by far the most-dominating performance in Round 2, beating 10-seed @mikescollins 35-8. However, everyone else who remains in the field—5. @nprmonkeysee, 6. @ScrewyDecimal, and 8. @LucyACarson—won by at least eight votes, so (in not-very-good-sportscaster voice) it’s anybody’s game.
Oh, and for any of the bozos out there who have tried to claim women aren’t as funny as men, this final four has got to hurt:
How It Works
For the last couple of weeks, rather than handing out a new win Monday–Thursday, I’ve been presenting you, my fabulous readers, with some matchups that pit the best of the best against each other. I selected 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 are the ones who determine the winner of every matchup (and ultimately, the champion) via your votes in the polls in the post.
And now there are four:
1. @fuggirls VS 5. @nprmonkeysee
6. @ScrewyDecimal VS 8. @LucyACarson
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.
I feel like Taylor Lautner doesn’t get enough credit for being the only ex Taylor Swift wrote a nice song about. – J
— Go Fug Yourself (@fuggirls) December 20, 2012
Ahem: Asking Someone To The Prom Is Not A ‘Proposal.’ npr.org/blogs/monkeyse…
— Linda Holmes (@nprmonkeysee) May 29, 2013
*Note: @nprmonkeysee’s entry is not the tweet but the story it links to.
Just got an email from NoveList: “Books to Good to Miss.” C’mon, son.
— Rita Meade (@ScrewyDecimal) December 5, 2012
“White People Almost Kissing” by Nicholas Sparks twitter.com/LucyACarson/st…
— Lucy Carson (@LucyACarson) March 26, 2013