TV Character Madness: The Final Four

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And then there were 4…

Swanson Don't Care

UPDATE: You chose who is heading to the Championship.

Matchup #61 (Comedy & Sidekicks)

(4) Ron Swanson – Parks and Recreation

vs.

(6) Daryl Dixon – The Walking Dead

 

Matchup #62 (Antiheroes & Heroes)

(2) Walter White – Breaking Bad

vs.

(1) Tyrion Lannister – Game of Thrones

 

Championship Voting begins Thursday, March 24th. 

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TV Character Madness: Round 2 – Part I

<< Previously on TV Madness…

Three matchups went down to the wire, and some big names were upset. Like Jack Bauer. thanks to Jessica Jones.

Jessica Jones win

Now we move to Round 2, where decisions only get tougher.

Matchup #33 (Sidekicks)

(6) Daryl Dixon – The Walking Dead

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vs.

(3) Jesse Pinkman – Breaking Bad

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Matchup #34 (Antiheroes)

(10) Jax Teller – Sons of Anarchy

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vs.

(2) Walter White – Breaking Bad

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Matchup #35 (Heroes)

(12) Jessica Jones – Jessica Jones

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vs.

(13) Sterling Archer – Archer

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Matchup #36 (Comedy)

(1) Homer Simpson – The Simpsons

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vs.

(9) Leslie Knope – Parks and Recreation

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Matchup #37 (Sidekicks)

(5) Joey Tribbiani – Friends

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vs.

(4) Marshall Eriksen – How I Met Your Mother

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Matchup #38 (Antiheroes)

(1) Tony Soprano – The Sopranos

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vs.

(8) Hannibal Lecter – Hannibal

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Matchup #39 (Heroes)

(6) Buffy Summers – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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vs.

(3) Sherlock Holmes – Sherlock

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Matchup #40 (Heroes)

(7) Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm

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vs.

(2) Michael Scott – The Office

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Voting will resume Sunday morning, April 19th, to see who will advance to the Sweet 16.

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TV Character Madness: Round 1 – Part I

It has begun!

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UPDATE: Polls are closed for now, but see the results here and be sure to check in tomorrow for Part II of Round 1.

Matchup #1 (Sidekicks Region)

(4) Marshall Eriksen – How I Met Your Mother

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vs.

(13) Olivia Benson – Law & Order: SVU

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Matchup #2 (Heroes Region)

(8) Rust Cohle – True Detective

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vs.

(9) Raylan Givens – Justified

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Matchup #3 (Comedy Region)

(7) Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm

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vs.

(10) Eric Cartman – South Park

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Matchup #4 (Antiheroes Region)

(2) Walter White – Breaking Bad

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vs.

(15) Kenny Powers – Eastbound and Down

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Matchup #5 (Sidekicks)

(6) Daryl Dixon – The Walking Dead

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vs.

(11) Hurley – Lost

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Matchup #6 (Heroes)

(3) Sherlock Holmes – Sherlock

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vs.

(14) Michael Scofield – Prison Break

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Matchup #7 (Comedy)

(1) Homer Simpson – The Simpsons

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vs.

(16) Erlich Bachman – Silicon Valley

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Matchup #8 (Antiheroes)

(5) Don Draper – Mad Men

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vs.

(12) Al Swearengen – Deadwood

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Matchup #9 (Heroes)

(4) Will McAvoy – The Newsroom

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vs.

(13) Sterling Archer – Archer

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Matchup #10 (Sidekicks)

(8) Ari Gold – Entourage

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vs.

(9) Marty Hart – True Detective

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Matchup #11 (Antiheroes)

(7) Boyd Crowder – Justified

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vs.

(10) Jax Teller – Sons of Anarchy

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Matchup #12 (Comedy)

(2) Michael Scott – The Office

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vs.

(15) Jake Peralta – Brooklyn 99

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Matchup #13 (Heroes)

(6) Buffy – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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vs.

(11) John Luther – Luther

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Matchup #14 (Sidekicks)

(3) Jesse Pinkman – Breaking Bad

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vs.

(14) Dr. Niles Crane – Frasier

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Matchup #15 (Antiheroes)

(1) Tony Soprano – Sopranos

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vs.

(16) Nucky Thompson – Boardwalk Empire

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Matchup #16 (Comedy)

(5) Phil Dunphy – Modern Family

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vs.

(12) Gob Bluth – Arrested Development

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Part II of Round 1 will be up Friday morning. 

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‘One Shining Moment’ of the Day: 2000

Final Four:

Michigan State, Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin

 

National Championship:

Michigan State over Florida, 89-76 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis

 

Most Outstanding Player:

Mateen Cleaves, Michigan State

 

Leading Scorer:

Morris Peterson, Michigan State

 

Fun Fact:

No team lower than an #11 seed won in the tournament in 2000. The one 11 seed was Pepperdine upsetting Indiana in the first round. That would be Bobby Knight’s last game as the Hoosiers’ head coach.

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Movie Madness: Round of 64 Part IV

This is the Ghost Protocol of Round 1…

Protocol Stretch

[Update] Voting has closed. Winners below.

(3) Lord of the Rings

vs.

(14) RoboCop

(8) Forrest Gump

vs.

(9) Titanic

(7) Top Gun

vs.

(10) The Matrix

(2) Caddyshack

vs.

(15) Old School

(4) The Avengers

vs.

(13) Aliens

(5) Shawshank Redemption

vs.

(12) The Sting

(6) Blazing Saddles

vs.

(11) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

(1) Die Hard

vs.

(16) Birdman

Next round starts tomorrow. Check back at MichaelPiff.com 

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The 2015 Movie Madness Bracket

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I understand not everybody is into basketball, or even sports for that matter. So for the past few years (with the help of some awesome people), I have released a TV Madness bracket for the masses to vote on. Dexter vs. The Wire, Friends vs. How I Met Your Mother, Breaking Bad vs. Mad Men, Game of Thrones vs. The Walking Dead…It was a good time. 

This year we’re switching things up and moving from the small screen to the silver screen. Movies from several genres and eras…there’s certainly something for everyone. We’ve also added 2 Play-In Games to expand the field to 68, much like the NCAA Tournament. Voting for the Play-In Games will start HERE tomorrow (3/25) morning. The REAL THING will begin 3/26 and voting will be open till 11 PM CST each day. 

Obviously everything is subjective with the seedings, but let’s take a closer look at each region for you to start making your picks!

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The De Niro/Brando Region

This is a very Drama filled region, and not the kind you get in Mean Girls. Most of these films have ranked high in the typical “all-time” lists, and are likely the ones that “Shawshank” you when they are played on AMC…

(For future reference, being “Shawshanked” happens when you catch a film on TV and no matter the point you tune into, or what time it is, you have to finish the film.)

(1) The Godfather
Matchup To Watch:

(3) Pulp Fiction vs. (14) Fight Club

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The Willis/Statham Region

Like Explosions? Gunfights? Epic oneliners?…What do you mean “No”? Get the hell out of here!  

(1) Die Hard
Matchup To Watch:

(8) Top Gun vs. (9) The Matrix

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The Belushi/Murray Region

This is the kind of “funny” Henry Hill was referring to when he pissed off Pesci in Goodfellas. Had to give John and Bill the region’s title considering they star in 4 of the above films. 

(1) Animal House

Matchup To Watch:

(7) Anchorman vs. (1) The Big Lebowski

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The Harrison Ford/Clooney Region

This region is a fun mix for fans of adventure, fantasy, and other miscellaneous awesomeness. Yes, I understand “Harrison Ford” is the only one to get his full name in a region…but when have you ever referred to him by just his first or last name? He also stars in the Top 2 seeds.

(1) Star Wars

Matchup to Watch:

(7) Toy Story vs. (10) The Lego movie

Check in tomorrow morning (3/25) as voting for the Play-In games will begin. Votes on Twitter directed to @Mike_PiFF03 with the hashtag #MovieMadness will also be counted. Feel free to fill out your own copy of the bracket and Tweet it to me to be shared.