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Lent Madness

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Neutral Corner, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    My wife spotted this and pointed it out to me. Some of it is in earnest, and some is firmly tongue in cheek. There is a Lent Madness bracket, with the participants voting on which saints advance toward the Faithful Four and eventually the Golden Halo.

    Bracket 2017


    And there is also an analysis of the level of saintliness of the various schools involved in March Madness, broken down into "The Obvious", like St. Marys and Notre Dame, "The Perhaps", like Louisville (because they are Cardinals, although recent events argue that they're not very saintly), and "The Give Me A Break", like Duke - "Duke University (Blue Devils) - It does not matter how many games or titles Coach K has won. Your team is named after a blue tinted version of Satan".

    I'm sure that many here would agree.

    Bob Valvano even did a breakdown of Lent Madness on ESPN Radio, which was pretty funny. He bemoaned the lack of Joe Lunardi's assistance, and brought in ecclesiastic advisor for some bracketology.

    Starts at 21:24.
  2. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    I call BS on Joan of Arc falling in the round of 32
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Her post game left a lot to be desired.
  4. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    On the contrary, I find her post game to be on fire
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Spartan Squad likes this.
  6. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    I thought this thread was going to be about what kinds of things you would give up for Lent, kind of like Seinfeld's Contest, but with 31 or 63 or 67 more options.

  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Playing above the rim.

  8. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    I had lint madness drying clothes today.
  9. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    Neither Francis Xavier nor Francis of Assisi? No St. Columbkille? Total bullshit.
  10. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    They didn't meet the eye test.
  11. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    What? I didn't look at the bracket, but I thought the animal lover Assisi would have been a favorite.
  12. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    This is basically a contest among theologians. The normal standards for popularity don't apply with this voting audience.
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