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Carty Free Article Bracket: the Sweet Sixteen resolves today

We are down to 8 articles after today.

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal - Barclays FA Women’s Super League Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images

We continue on with the Cartilage Free Captain Best Article Bracket today, and after the voting in this article we will be down to the final 8. This is where the rubber really starts hitting the road, and there are some really fascinating matchups today.

Let’s get votin’!

Chirpy Regional

SWEET SIXTEEN

#1 — All Sports for All People: How Fabrice Muamba Reminded Us that Sports Are Important (Dominic Wood)
vs.
#12 — Player Ratings to the theme of people in the background of this Dele Alli photo (Staff)

Another compelling matchup against a seriously solid #1 seed, and another tonally disparate pairing — Dominic’s heartfelt recounting of Fabrice Muamba’s brush with death at White Hart Lane vs. a banterriffic skewering of angry Chelsea fans after a Dele goal.

Poll

Pick your favorite

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    #1 — How Fabrice Muamba Reminded Us that Sports are Important
    (32 votes)
  • 66%
    #12 — Player Ratings to the theme of people in the background of this Dele photo
    (64 votes)
96 votes total Vote Now

#3 — What Went Wrong at Tottenham Hotspur? (Skipjack)
vs.
#2 — A Christmas Tom Carroll, Part 1 (Skipjack)

Well, we were always destined to get here — a Skipjack battle (Skipjack-off? [Editor’s note delete this before publish]) that features two wildly different styles. Greg’s great at both of them. A shame that only one of these can advance.

Poll

Pick Your Favorite

This poll is closed

  • 51%
    #3 — What went wrong at Tottenham Hotspur?
    (49 votes)
  • 48%
    #2 — A Christmas Tom Carroll, Part 1
    (47 votes)
96 votes total Vote Now

Redknapp Regional

SWEET SIXTEEN

#1 — Recurrently Generated Football League: Clood (Ben Daniels)
vs.
#5 — We Are in Fourth Place! An Arsenal Parody (Dustin)

Two prime examples of fiction in this matchup — Ben’s eldritch horror examination of a computer generated football club vs. my children’s book parody featuring Mo Willems characters.

Poll

Pick Your Favorite

This poll is closed

  • 56%
    #1 — Recurrently Generated Football League: Clood
    (55 votes)
  • 43%
    #5 — We Are In Fourth Place! An Arsenal Parody
    (42 votes)
97 votes total Vote Now

#3 — Tottenham’s new kit reveals the rot at the heart of the club (Skipjack)
vs.
#2 — Tottenham 1-0 Cardiff: Computer Generated Player Ratings (Dustin)

Oh boy, pick your poison — Illuminati conspiracy theories and lizardmen in Tottenham kits vs. predictive text player ratings with a model trained on the Tottenham writing of Barney Ronay.

Poll

Pick Your Favorite

This poll is closed

  • 51%
    #3 — Tottenham’s new kit reveals the rot at the heart of the club
    (48 votes)
  • 48%
    #2 — Computer Generated Player Ratings
    (46 votes)
94 votes total Vote Now