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MSNBC presents Comedy March Madness


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#1 of 11 Adam_S

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Posted March 18 2005 - 09:22 PM

I thought I'd post the link to this here:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7053845/

They've taken comedy and broken it into four 'regional' categories: Broad (grossout, general, etc), SNL Cast Member (excluding cameos and 1983season), Smart (appeals to specific tastes) and Classics (25 years old).

Each 'region' gets 16 films seeded and then you try to figure out the final four and the eventual winner.

Personally I think several of the first round choices are deceptively hard, and the second round inevitable match up of Strangelove and Some Like it Hot eliminates one of the two strongest candidates to win it (imo).

still, it's kinda fun filling out. Posted Image
 

#2 of 11 ZacharyTait

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Posted March 19 2005 - 02:56 AM

I just did this and the two hardest first round games for me were Ace Ventura vs. There's Something About Mary and Office Space vs. Election.

I had Office Space, Ferris Bueller, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Waynes World in my Final Four with Ferris Bueller beating Office Space to win it all.

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#3 of 11 Scott Weinberg

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Posted March 20 2005 - 05:03 AM

Hey neat. I like it.

Thanks for the linky.

#4 of 11 MattGentry

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Posted March 20 2005 - 11:50 AM

Thanks. A lot of fun.

Having some trouble with:

Dumb and Dumber vs. Shaun of the Dead
Ferris Bueller vs. Raising Arizona

A few others, but those are some of my hardest.

#5 of 11 Adam_S

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Posted March 20 2005 - 12:23 PM

Ferris Bueller versus Raising Arizona is a really nasty matchup, if Bueller wins he goes to the elite eight but Raising Arizona could probably beat him but not make it that far. It was interesting and fun filling this out, I wound up with Meet the Parents, Animal House, Christmas Story, and Strangelove with Strangelove taking the final title. Posted Image

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#6 of 11 Adam_S

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Posted March 20 2005 - 12:24 PM

Also I think I'm going to the Polls section to use this to start a poll to see what would win with HTF voting from the initial 16.

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#7 of 11 Rob P S

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Posted March 20 2005 - 02:32 PM

I don't get it. Where's the list of titles? Posted Image

#8 of 11 ZacharyTait

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Posted March 20 2005 - 05:21 PM

Rob,

There is a "banner" in the middle of the article that you click on to launch the bracket in a javascript pop-up window. Look for a space that says "Click here to launch."

#9 of 11 Robert Anthony

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Posted March 20 2005 - 05:45 PM

Ghostbusters vs Blues Brothers in the Elite Eight. Jeeeez.
South Park vs Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters made it to the finals, where it beat Strangelove for the championship.

Some of those matchups were WAY too hard.

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Posted March 20 2005 - 09:49 PM

HTF Poll for the Tournament

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#11 of 11 Seth Paxton

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Posted March 21 2005 - 03:59 PM

Wow, there are some very tough seedings early on.

Holy Grail vs Young Frankenstein - that's just not right that early on.

Philly Story vs The Jerk is tough too.

SNL is just as tough as Classic
Rushmore vs Animal House
Blues Bros vs Caddyshack
(how did Old School, Tommy Boy, Vacation and Bowfinger not end up going against these "better" films early on)

And I ended up with Blazing Saddles vs Holy Grail which is so close its stupid.

So HTF Polls has found its way to the mainstream it looks like. Posted Image

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