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Carty Free Article Bracket: the march to the Elite Eight

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Upsets in the bracket!

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Hey, we’re back! After a couple of days off for some extra voting, the Carty Free Article Bracket returns, and we’re heading towards the regional finals.

As always, vote for your favorites in the polls below each matchup.

Tom Carroll Memorial Regional

SWEET SIXTEEN

#1 — Sex, Drugs & Through-Balls: Life on the Road with Tom Carroll (Skipjack)
vs.
#4 — Introducing the Recurrently Generated Football League (Dustin)

OK, real talk — if there’s a presumptive overall #1 seed it’s the Tom Carroll article. It’s the Duke Blue Devils of this bracket. But it’s finally running into a real challenger in the RGFL and I’m excited to see if computer generated football clubs can score what would be a pretty huge upset.

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  • 62%
    #1 — Sex, Drugs & Through-Balls: Life on the Road with Tom Carroll
    (71 votes)
  • 37%
    #4 — Introducing the Recurrently-Generated Football League
    (42 votes)
113 votes total Vote Now

#11 — Tactics Tuesday: Anatomy of a Goal and of a Season (brett rainbow)
vs.
#2 — Recapping Tottenham Hotspur’s transfer window (Ben Daniels)

The other presumptive favorite in this bracket is heading up against an upstart challenger in Herr Rainbow’s outstanding tactics article.

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  • 28%
    #11 — Tactics Tuesday: Anatomy of a Goal and of a Season
    (31 votes)
  • 71%
    #2 — Recapping Tottenham Hotspur’s transfer window
    (77 votes)
108 votes total Vote Now

Row Z Regional

SWEET SIXTEEN

#1 — Don’t Let the Pigeon Sign with Chelsea (Dustin)
vs.
#12 — Teams that have made the quarterfinals ahead of Arsenal, ranked (Sean)

Shit’s getting real in the Row Z regional as Sean’s Short Fuse Takeover article, which has brushed aside its previous competition in the first two rounds, goes up against heavyweight bird The Pigeon.

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  • 36%
    #1 — Don’t Let the Pigeon Sign with Chelsea
    (39 votes)
  • 63%
    #12 — Teams that have made the quarterfinals ahead of Arsenal, ranked
    (68 votes)
107 votes total Vote Now

#6 — In appreciation of Erik Lamela, Tottenham’s do-everything attacker (Sean)
vs.
#10 — Tactical Analysis: Breaking Down Arsenal’s Best Goals This Season (Ben Daniels)

Two votes. That was the margin of the Erik Lamela article’s win in the last round. It’s basically hitting a free throw with 2 seconds to go and withstanding a half-court heave for the win. Likewise, Ben’s “analysis” article outlasted the origin of Bat Country by a mere three votes out of more than 100 cast.

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  • 59%
    #6 — In appreciation of Erik Lamela
    (63 votes)
  • 40%
    #10 — Tactical Analysis: Breaking Down Arsenal’s Best Goals This Season
    (43 votes)
106 votes total Vote Now