Alright, voters- good to be back in the driver’s seat after a three month admin hiatus. Hats off to Janos and his masterful launch of this tournament through eighteen independent days of match-ups (click here to see a full record of everything that’s happened to date.) It is not easy driving solo, and to return the favor I look forward to launching the third flight of four new challengers in the coming days.
The results of the most recent set of match-ups are in, and there are fond farewells to be had.
To start, after letting Paul Simon fight back to a tie, Stevie Wonder and Coach Jacob lay down the law with a 1-2 “If You Really Love Me”-“Higher Ground” combo. While it seemed that Coach Ilya was running low on ammo near the end, I’m a little sad this exit comes before “Father and Daughter” and “Slip Slidin’ Away.” Next season, Paul. “Higher Ground” over “I Know What I Know,” 81.8-62.
Moving into the Undercards, not sure if anyone told AC/DC they were given the lower seed, but Coach Joe said enough was enough with sports game powerhouse “Thunderstruck.” The Who kept it close, but AC/DC beats out “Squeeze Box,” 66-56.5. The Who exits gracefully and AC/DC sits back to see who comes out on top of the last match.
Last but not least, on the verge of elimination New Order fights back and forces a Game 7. “Disorder” defeats “Story of My Life,” 71.2-61 and coaches Pete and Jenn take off the gloves for a very solid winner takes all situation.
Short set list as we try to get the flights of contenders back in sync. Last reminder- if you want to coach a team, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. Right now I think we have one spot left. Votes due by Thursday April 5th at 5:00 PM EST.
Champion vs. Contender- Game 1
Livin’ For The City (Stevie Wonder) vs. The Rover (Led Zeppelin)
Challengers Bracket Semi-Final- Game 7
Satellite Of Love (The Velvet Underground) vs. Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division)