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Carty Free Article Bracket: Chirpy Regional

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Here we are, back to the Carty Free article bracket. By tomorrow we’ll be down to just 16 articles as we try to determine the best article in Cartilage Free Captain’s history.

Chirpy Regional

SECOND ROUND

#1 — All Sports for All People: How Fabrice Muamba Reminded Us Why Sports Are Important (Dominic Wood)
vs.
#9 — Spurs were our religion and White Hart Lane was our holy place (Alex Greenberg)

The committee threw up a pretty tasty second round matchup between two well-written articles about White Hart Lane, specifically one reflecting on Fabrice Muamba’s brush with death on the pitch, and a writer’s reflections on what Spurs’ old ground meant to the fans attending.

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This poll is closed

  • 56%
    #1 — All Sports for All People: How Fabrice Muamba Reminded Us Why Sports Are Important
    (46 votes)
  • 43%
    #9 — Spurs were our religion and White Hart Lane was our holy place
    (35 votes)
81 votes total Vote Now

#13 — Player Ratings to the Theme of People in the Background of This Dele Alli photo (Staff)
vs.
#12 — The Unbearable Smugness of Being Liverpool (Ben Daniels)

It’s a second round double-digit seed hate-off! First, an article making fun of Chelsea fans reacting to a Dele goal at Stamford Bridge, followed by a piece about why Liverpool fans suck. Pick your haterade.

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  • 71%
    #13 — Player Ratings to the theme of people in the background of this Dele photo
    (61 votes)
  • 28%
    #12 — The unbearable smugness of being Liverpool
    (24 votes)
85 votes total Vote Now

#6 — Are Spurs Really Title Contenders? (“Air Raid”) (Joel Wertheimer)
vs.
#3 — What went wrong at Tottenham Hotspur? (Skipjack)

Two articles with questions for headlines. Only one will move on to the Sweet Sixteen.

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  • 27%
    #6 — Are Spurs really title contenders? ("Air-Raid")
    (22 votes)
  • 72%
    #3 — What went wrong at Tottenham Hotspur?
    (57 votes)
79 votes total Vote Now

#10 — What is the best method for predicting football matches? (xG explainer) (Michael Caley)
vs.
#2 — A Christmas Tom Carroll, Part 1 (Skipjack)

Tasty — a second round matchup between the most clicked-on article in Carty Free’s history vs. an incredible multi-part holiday themed Charles Dickens parody involving Harry Redknapp as the Ghost of Christmas Past.

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  • 34%
    #10 — What is the best method for predicting football matches?
    (29 votes)
  • 65%
    #2 — A Christmas Tom Carroll, Part 1
    (54 votes)
83 votes total Vote Now