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Update: Voting on this match-up is now closed. Lobster has defeated Clams by a vote of 83% – 17%.  In a minor upset, Shrimp has defeated Tuna 57% – 43%.

For today’s match-up, we finally dive into the Seafood region.  #1 seed Lobster takes on #8 seed Clams, while #4 seed Tuna takes on #5 seed Shrimp.

While the Veal vs. Buffalo fight was razor tight, I’m anticipating an absolute donnybrook over Tuna vs. Shrimp.  I know that both foods have their loyal supporters, and I’m anticipating heated arguments and a close vote. Should be interesting to see the outcome.

Polls will be open until noon tomorrow,  so get your votes in.  Feel free to use the comment sections to explain your vote or argue for who you think should win.

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14 Responses

  1. rossitron

    my goodness, the shrimp/tuna match-up is tough.

    both of these meats have an astounding degree of utility in the kitchen. you can do almost anything with either of these meats.

    i’m gonna have to go with tuna for this reason: the cheapest tuna (canned) might be just as delicious as the most elegant fillet. this fish truly is delicious and available to everyone. as a starving student, i can make up an absolutely delightful tuna salad sandwich and feel like i’m eating at a seaside bistro. all this from a can, i say, is pretty awesome. i don’t think this can be said for shrimp. shrimp commands the use of fresh ingredients and a little more finesse in the kitchen to be as noteworthy.

    while i love shrimp and it really can be used in a zillion delicious dishes, it doesn’t do so as elegantly and effortlessly as tuna.

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  2. shatraw

    do you really thing anti-meat protestors bombed your blog? if so, don’t you think they would have said something to try and prove their point?

    is this the work of those guy fawkes mask wearing Anonymous freedom fighters?

    they aren’t animal rights activists, i hope. because otherwise i think they are neat.

    meat forever!

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  3. Eick

    C’mon people! Vote Tuna! Shrimp is aight, but as rossitron points out, shrimp is only good with delicate care, tuna is so versatile and easy to work with. I cook sesame crusted tuna steaks all the time. Plus – sushi! Tuna sushi is fantastic – and what about Toro?

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  4. rossitron

    i didn’t even mention seared ahi. it can be as an appetizer, in a sandwich, on a salad, an entree….

    seared ahi on its own could take on shrimp.

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  5. Youppi

    TUNA PEOPLE!! PLEASE!!

    DO YOU EAT SHRIMP SUSHI OR TUNA SUSHI?!?!

    Spicy Tuna, Tuna Salad, Tuna Sandwich, Tuna Steak!!!

    TUNA IS THE CHICKEN OF THE SEA!!!

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  6. Cary

    HA. Eick, Youppi, you’re just pissed Shrimp will ruin your perfect brackets!

    Long live cold shrimp! Vote as you wish, don’t be swayed by those who wish to cloud your judgment with words like, “ahi” and “Tuna steak!”

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  7. Noms

    It’s close but I gotta go with shrimp. Mercury levels of tuna vs. shrimp are clearly on the shrimp side. I realize that mercury is the tastiest of the heavy metals, but I don’t want to be eating sashimi and realize that I’ve pulled a Jeremy Piven.

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  8. rossitron

    i’m bummed. i was pulling for tuna. this is upsetting… wakka wakka wakka.

    oh well, c’est la vie

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  9. Youppi

    TUNA MELTS PEOPLE! TUNA MELTS!!

    how could this have happened…

    whatevs; it will fall to lobster.

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  10. Hillary

    Pissed I missed this but I probably woud have voted for lobster and tuna. It depends what kind of tuna we’re talking (canned/flaked, nah but fresh ahi? yum!) though.

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