Meat Madness Final Four: Chicken vs. Bacon Eick April 14, 2009 Bacon, Chicken, Meat Madness 38 Comments Click HERE to see the initial post about Meat Madness and full 32 meat bracket.Â Click HERE to view a preview of the final four match-ups. Update: Voting on this match-up is now closed.Â Bacon defeats Chicken 60% – 40% and advances to the final! Final Four voting has begun! From Noon today until noon on Thursday we will be voting to determine who will advance to the championship match-up, Chicken or Bacon.Â The winner of this match-up will face the winner of the Steak vs. Crab match-up. As usual, please utilize the comment section to vigorously argue for which meat you think should advance. Which Meat Should Advance to the Final? Bacon (60%, 327 Votes) Chicken (40%, 218 Votes) Total Voters: 545 Loading ... The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Eick Latest posts by Eick (see all) Live in DC? Do More Tomorrow! - June 5, 2013 Surge Wins Discontinued Foods Bracket! - April 12, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket FINAL VOTE: Surge vs. Planter’s Cheez Balls - April 10, 2013 38 Responses Bear Silber April 14th, 2009 Bacon had become overrated. Chicken will never grow old….it’s not hyped like the current bacon fad. Chicken goes with anything, chicken can be substituted for any other meat…..everything “tastes like chicken”. Bacon doesn’t have the staying power Reply BabyBot April 14th, 2009 Buffalo wings. That is all. Reply Michael April 14th, 2009 you know i had a bacon chicken sandwich last night. funny but i do not remember tasting the chicken. The bacon was very nice! oooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh bbbbbbbbbbaaaaaaaaacccccccccccooooooooooonnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply Raiders757 April 14th, 2009 The reason bacon keeps wining is because all of the bacon blogs are sending their readers over to vote for it. I love bacon, but there is no way it would get any further than this round without outside help. That is why a lot of internet polls and such are pretty much worthless. All it takes is a fan site to find out about one, and the fix is in. We do it all of the time over at music forums I belong to. Ex: Rush is in a poll. The word gets put out on the the Rush forums, and thousands of us go and vote for Rush. If other forums don’t do the same, the fix is in, and no other band stands a chance. Reply Heather April 14th, 2009 Chicken is so boring it will never be lucky enough to be a “fad” (if you can call 3500 years of history a “fad”). Reply Nina April 14th, 2009 @Raiders757 Doesn’t bacon having blogs and communities that are mobilizing say something about how great bacon is? Where are the chicken fan pages??? Go Bacon! Reply BaconQueen April 14th, 2009 I cannot believe you chicken people. Buffalo wings are just chicken trying to be as good as bacon and failing. Chicken is everywhere, even when it’s not chicken. Bacon has no equal. Nothing tastes like bacon but bacon. Hail bacon. Reply Eick April 14th, 2009 Raiders757 is right that every time bacon has been up for a vote, several (if not more) pro-bacon sites and blogs are linking here and encouraging their readers to vote for bacon. I don’t think this indicates any kind of “fix”, it’s really just an example of the widespread support for bacon in the blogosphere. I.e. pro-bacon voters coming to So Good is not an indication of support for bacon being overrepresented in the poll results, rather it is a testament to how much bacon support there is scattered throughout the internet – in the case of bacon, their supporters tend to be more organized than other kinds of food. What’s the solution? Pro-chicken voters should e-mail, blog, Twitter or use Facebook to encourage like-minded friends and individuals to come to So Good and vote for chicken. Don’t complain that supporters of one meat are winning because they are organized, instead organize some opposition! Reply Nate April 14th, 2009 bacon makes chicken better but chicken does not make bacon better. I still call steak over bacon in the final. Reply BaconQueen April 14th, 2009 Bacon is the virtuous meat. It does for others (salads, burgers, stew, even chicken as Nate points out) what they cannot do for themselves. And it’s lovely all by itself. Reply Antonio April 14th, 2009 How the hell is bacon winning. Chicken taste better and does more things. Bacon taste the same every time you cook it. Chicken can taste so many different ways. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!! Reply Anna April 14th, 2009 It’s easier for me to forget where bacon comes from. Reply BaconQueen April 14th, 2009 Chicken is just a blank meat slate for those other tastes you like, such as bacon. Reply BS April 14th, 2009 This one might as well be a #1 vs. a 16 – time to call it! Reply Hillary April 14th, 2009 I agree with the commenter who said “buffalo wings, that is all”. Even if I ate bacon, no one is going to take away my buffalo chicken obsession! Reply Steven April 14th, 2009 I think people are neglecting to consider that the comparison of Chicken and Bacon is unbalanced in that Chicken is an animal whose meat can be prepared in a number of ways, whereas Bacon is solely fried strips of pork. Treat this like a ‘Would You Rather’ question; would you rather give up fried pork strips or fried chicken drumsticks, hot wings, chicken sandwiches, grilled chicken, and everything else that you can make with chicken? Also consider the opposite, if you were trapped in a room with only one of these two meats, people choosing bacon would most likely succumb to a cavalcade of gastrointestinal misfortune… just some ideas to influence your decision Reply BaconQueen April 14th, 2009 Alas, we do not live in a one-meat world. So let us not be fooled by a false choice presented such as Steven does (trapped in a room…) Please, continue to consume chicken with all its’ various adornments. Meat greatness does not a chicken make. I give you bacon. Reply ChickenHatesMe April 14th, 2009 I’m allergic to chicken you insensitive clogs! Bacon gets me vote because I can eat it and not die. Reply Ed H April 14th, 2009 I think the problem with this bracket is that you should have specified what kind of chicken. How it’s prepared would definitely make a difference, especially if the chicken were fried (perhaps in bacon grease). Either that, or generalize more and do Pig vs. Chicken. Pig wins! Reply Greg April 14th, 2009 Also there’s no game called “Six Degrees of Kevin Chicken”! Reply rossitron April 14th, 2009 chicken ftw! Reply Chilebrown April 14th, 2009 Bacon Rules! Chicken Drools. Reply camerashy April 15th, 2009 Have you ever heard of “chicken wrapped” anything? On the other hand bacon is used to wrap many things including a great steak…that has to say something, and besides it is great on it’s own Reply Piggy April 15th, 2009 Chicken is versatile. Bacon is divine. Reply rossitron April 15th, 2009 ever heard of: bacon parmesan? bacon pot-pie? buffalo style bacon-wings? kung pao bacon? kentucky fried bacon? bacon kabab? jerk bacon? bacon enchiladas? bacon and waffles? (well, ok…) bacon noodle soup? tur-duck-on? (though, it might not be bad) bbq bacon pizza? bacon and pesto pasta? bacon au vin? rotisserie bacon? alright. bacon probably should win. i’d eat a piece of bacon over a piece of chicken any day. chicken does win, though, if you’re going by versatility. Reply Bear Silber April 15th, 2009 To add to rossitron’s list: bacon pox? “nobody calls me bacon!!!!”? Bacon Little? bacon wire? bacon scratch? Reply tim April 15th, 2009 what does the winner of the pool get again? a serving of the winning meat? Reply Skiff April 15th, 2009 Nice, looks like we are one step closer to a bacon-steak final. Reply mws April 16th, 2009 Because chicken explosion just doesn’t have the same ring. Reply tela mcfadden April 16th, 2009 Chicken – although if broccoli tasted like bacon – more people would eat it Reply chardee April 16th, 2009 Uh, come on- this is a no-brainer. Which is more versatile? Did anyone EVER coin the phrase “tastes just like bacon” I think not- and for good reason. There are very few foods that taste like bacon-although there was that badly prepared octopus I had that one time…..Anyway, chicken can be prepared to taste like almost anything, and for that poor b..d who is allergic to it- try snake. It tastes just like chicken :> Reply Hillary April 17th, 2009 I can’t believe bacon won. Jon, I think you threw this battle with all your bacon blogging DURING the voting period. Tsk, tsk… Reply Eick April 17th, 2009 @Hillary While I did write two posts about bacon during the voting, I would argue that neither of them made bacon sound more appetizing. One was a gun made out of bacon (gross) and the other compared bacon lovers to chemistry nerds. I’ve been rooting for bacon to get upset all along, but honestly, chicken might be a little to boring to take it out. I thought sausage had a shot, but then it was upset in the first round by ribs. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current day month ye@r * Leave this field empty * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.