Well it's been a long time since anyone has posted on the ol' Bullets Blog but it's mid-March which means it's the most wonderful time of the year for everyone with a blog: March Madness! Obviously, everyone will be filling out NCAA brackets and losing $5 or $10. But we are all about brackets. Last year, we did a candy bracket. This year, I'm doing the same thing (except you put these candies in milk because kids don't like to eat the Full Irish).
Here it is, Jay's 2013 Cereal Madness! (Link here for the original, which is also where the seeds came from)
A couple quick bullets:
- The seeding is atrocious. In the first round, there were eight matchups (out of 32)(!!!) that included two cereals I have no desire to ever eat. And then I had to knock out Golden Crisp (not that mad), French Toast Crunch (not that mad), and Count Chocula (not that mad).
- I allowed Wheaties and Cheerios to advance because they have good marketing campaigns. And I allowed Fiber One to advance because they make pancakes (really a stretch, but like I said, the seeding...).
- And while I'm not mad about those three first round exits, the second round knockouts are far too impressive to be knocked out in the second round: Reese's Puffs, Cocoa Pebbles, Cocoa Krispies, Frosted Mini Wheats, Crunch Berries, and Cap'N Crunch. That is outrageous and unacceptable.
- But I'm not re-seeding everything.
- I'm pretty content with my Elite Eight: Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Lucky Charms, Corn Pops, Honey Comb, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Cookie Crisp.
- The obvious weak link there is Cookie Crisp. I'd have rather seen Trix or Fruity Pebbles or Honey Nut Cheerios. But what can you do. I'm taking cereal-sized cookies over boring Cheerios every day of the week.
- The other 3 Elite Eight matchups were really hotly contested and I don't really know how I chose any of them. I guess it was a collection of all of the feelings I've felt about cereals throughout my life.
- My feelings chose Apple Jacks.
- (4) seed wins it all.
- That is a good sign for Michigan, Wisconsin, St. Louis, and Syracuse.
- Because of karma, I imagine that means Cuse is winning the title.
- God damnit.