Deadspin has a new post up this afternoon titled March Madness Devolves Into All-Out Meat Blogging War.
The post reports on something I have already touched on here – the fact that ESPN Page 2 columnist Paul Lukas posted a column featuring a meat bracket a week after So Good had already launched our Meat Madness tournament.Â The Deadspin post features a quote from Lukas in which he calls for a battle of the brackets:
What we need, clearly, is a bracket of meat brackets, so MY meat bracket can face off against (and, of course, defeat) HIS meat bracket, along with the several others floating around out there.
First of all, a bracket of brackets is the most asinine suggestion ever. I think that idea should be the #1 seed in a bracket for theÂ “Worst Idea Ever” tournament.Â Look, I know he had 64 meats and I had 32. Plus he went all weird and had chicken tails in the final four.Â But even if my bracket were to face off against his bracket, there is no debate which is better.
Even if my Meat Madness tournament had only 8 meats it would be superior.Â Why? Lukas wrote a column in which he told you, on the spot, which meat he picked in each match up. In the three minutes it takes you to read the column, you knew the seeds, who had won and who had lost. Sure, if you like your debates wrapped up in a neat tidy bow after 3 minutes then it was great, but there was no suspense and no audience participation.
So Good’s Meat Madness is an ongoing contest determined by you, the people. Sure I could have run through a bracket and told you what I think, but it’s much more fun to see what consensus opinion emerges on each meat in question.
While it was amusing to see Deadspin pick up the story, the thing to remember is Lukas’s meat tournament ended the moment you finished his column, while So Good’s Meat Madness will continue for the next few weeks.