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Category:General
Posted on: March 11, 2009 9:12 am
Edited on: March 11, 2009 2:24 pm
 

Field of 64 Comedians - Final Four

 Another Field of 64 is getting close to completion, unless I continue to be lax in tallying the votes. In that case, this thing could go on for another two months.

The results of the last round are below, feel free to use the link to read the comments by the voters. My comments are included here.

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/
entry/5827413/13621976

#2 Rodney Dangerfield 27 #6 Bob Hope 6 I would have chose Rodney over Bob Hope in this matchup, and it looks like most of you agreed with me.

#1 George Carlin 13 #3 Bill Cosby 20 This was a hard choice, but I would have chosen Bill if a tiebreaker was needed. I expected a closer finish in this matchup.

#2 Eddie Murphy 29 #6 Redd Foxx 4 No surprise, Eddie should definitely advance over Redd, and it looks like everyone overwhelmingly agreed.

#1 Richard Pryor 9 #3 Robin Williams 24 Another tough matchup, I expected a close race, but Robin obliterated Richard.

Once again, I want to make sure everyone understands the rules, I made a slight amendment this week.

Recap of the rules.

1. Vote for all of the matchups. If you don't like either, or can't decide who you like better, flip a coin. When counting votes for 32 matchups, it is easier to know I tallied everything correctly if all matchups have the same number of votes.
2. Please use BOLD to indicate who you are voting for, or just strikethough the one you don't want to vote for (glad they fixed that), but keep your response in a list form, including the areas (east, west, etc.) Again, this just makes it easier for me to count up the votes
3. Not really a rule, but feel free to make comments on the matchups if you like. It makes for interesting reading.

Onto the new Matchups, looks like it is the 2's vs. the 3's.

#2 Rodney Dangerfield #3 Bill Cosby


#2 Eddie Murphy #3 Robin Williams

 Edit info:

The polls will be open until March 25, that should give everyone enough time to vote. And of course, I probably will get around to tallying them sometime in April.

 

Category: General
Posted on: February 17, 2009 7:59 am
 

Field of 64 - Comedians - Elite 8 round

Way overdue on this, please accept my apologies. I have been busy lately, and was waiting on some clarification for some votes cast in the last round. I didn't get a response, so I broke the tie myself.

Here is a link to the last round

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/
entry/5827413/13119931

Once again, I want to make sure everyone understands the rules, I made a slight amendment this week.

Recap of the rules.

1. Vote for all of the matchups. If you don't like either, or can't decide who you like better, flip a coin. When counting votes for 32 matchups, it is easier to know I tallied everything correctly if all matchups have the same number of votes.
2. Please use BOLD to indicate who you are voting for, the strikethrough functionality does not seem to be working(as a test, I used the strikethough funtionality for that last part), but keep your response in a list form, including the areas (east, west, etc.) Again, this just makes it easier for me to count up the votes
3. Not really a rule, but feel free to make comments on the matchups if you like. It makes for interesting reading.

Onto the new Matchups.

#2 Rodney Dangerfield #6 Bob Hope

#1 George Carlin #3 Bill Cosby

#2 Eddie Murphy #6 Redd Foxx

#1 Richard Pryor #3 Robin Williams

Votes should be cast by Friday Feb 27th. (or sometime around then)

 

Category: General
Posted on: January 22, 2009 8:33 am
 

Field of 64 - Comedians - Sweet 16

Time for a new round, and yes once again I am late with getting the votes counted. Too much stuff going on right now to keep a set schedule, so I will post an end time, but the voting may go on for a few extra days in case I get too busy again.

I wanted to thank everyone for their participation, and the kind words you have to say about my little games. If you have your own blog game, feel free to post a link when you submit your votes. I play in quite a few of your games, and don't mind joining more. I usually see them since I add anybody who posts here to my favorites.

Recap of the rules.

1. Vote for all of the matchups. If you don't like either, or can't decide who you like better, flip a coin. When counting votes for 32 matchups, it is easier to know I tallied everything correctly if all matchups have the same number of votes.
2. You can bold your selection, or cross out the one you don't like, but keep your response in a list form, including the areas (east, west, etc.) Again, this just makes it easier for me to count up the votes
3. Not really a rule, but feel free to make comments on the matchups if you like. It makes for interesting reading.

Results of the last round, and my thoughts on the matchups.

#1 Woody Allen 12 #10 Billy Crystal 25 Two people didn't vote on this one, but that was probably due to a typo on my part. I gave a vote to each participant to be fair, but looks like I could have given both to Woody and he still would have lost. I like Billy better.
#2 Rodney Dangerfield 31
#8 Red Skelton 6 Rodney getting some respect, tough matchup but I would have went with Rodney
#3 Bob Newhart 15 #6 Bob Hope 22 Another tough matchup, but I would have voted for Bob Hope
#4 Jonathan Winters 25
#5 Buddy Hackett 12 Man, this was a rough group, toss up here, but probably would have went with Buddy

#1 George Carlin 32 #12 Henny Youngman 5 - George wins easily, just like he did
#2 Chris Rock 24 #8 Steven Wright 13 See comments above, replace George with Chris
#3 Bill Cosby 32 #7 Andy Kaufman 5 Andy had some great routines, but was a bit odd at times, I like the Cos better.
#4 Don Rickles 28 #6 Albert Brooks 9 Don Rickles easily.

#1 Lenny Bruce 32 #8 Phyllis Diller 5 Sorry Phyllis, the tribe has spoken.
#2 Eddie Murphy 23 #7 Jack Benny 14 - Eddie wins
#3 Jerry Seinfeld 17 #6 Redd Foxx 20 Another close vote for Jerry, but this time he comes up short, I would have voted for Redd
#4 Sam Kinison 10 #5 Carol Burnett 27 Kind of a surprise here, I would have went with Sam

#1 Richard Pryor 26 #11 George Burns 11 - How could you vote out God? George would have been my choice
#2 Steve Martin 34 #8 Dennis Miller 3 I really don't like Dennis Miller, so I would have went with Steve.
#3 Robin Williams 27 #7 Milton Berle 10 - Really hard choice here, but Robin Williams is pretty darn funny.
#4 Bill Hicks 5#5 Johnny Carson 32 No surprise here.

Now for the new matchups. Shouldn't get any easier from here on out, although the first group lost a 1 and 3 seed.

#2 Rodney Dangerfield #10 Billy Crystal
#4 Jonathan Winters #6 Bob Hope

#1 George Carlin #4 Don Rickles
#2 Chris Rock #3 Bill Cosby

#1 Lenny Bruce #6 Redd Foxx
#2 Eddie Murphy #5 Carol Burnett

#1 Richard Pryor #5 Johnny Carson
#2 Steve Martin #3 Robin Williams

Voting will close on Monday, February 2nd (or maybe a couple days later)

 

Category: General
Posted on: January 12, 2009 10:26 am
 

Field of 64 - Comedians. Round 2

Sorry, I am a little late tallying the votes, I will just adjust the schedule going forward accordingly. I will keep the voting open until next Tuesday morning to give everyone time to find this.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the last round, I had 45 votes, which I think is a record for one of these things. Tallying all those matchups can be a pain, but it gets easier for me this week. If you haven't voted before, no problem, all votes are welcomed, provided they follow the rules, see below.

Before we get to the results, I just wanted to reiterate the rules for this game.

A few rules that I would ask everyone to follow so that I am not pulling my hair out while running this thing.
1. Vote for all of the matchups. If you don't like either, or can't decide who you like better, flip a coin. When counting votes for 32 matchups, it is easier to know I tallied everything correctly if all matchups have the same number of votes.
2. You can bold your selection, or cross out the one you don't like, but keep your response in a list form, including the areas (east, west, etc.) Again, this just makes it easier for me to count up the votes
3. Not really a rule, but feel free to make comments on the matchups if you like. It makes for interesting reading.

Ok, now for the results of the last round, and my comments on the matchups.

#1 Woody Allen 31 #16 Elaine Boosler 14 - I would have picked Boosler
#2 Rodney Dangerfield 41 #15 David Letterman 4 - No brainer, the right guy won.
#3 Bob Newhart 30 #14 Flip Wilson 15 - This one is tough, but Newhart is the winner.
#4 Jonathan Winters 25 #13 Adam Sandler 20 - Winters was the right choice
#5 Buddy Hackett 36 #12 Gilbert Gottfried 9 - Hacket
#6 Bob Hope 28 #11 David Chappelle 17 - Thought Bob would have won in a bigger way
#7 Richard Lewis 13 #10 Billy Crystal 32 - Tough choice, but I like Crystal better
#8 Red Skelton 28 #9 Jim Carrey 17 - Skelton

#1 George Carlin 33 #16 Jeff Foxworthy 12 - No brainer, Carlin wins
#2 Chris Rock 35 #15 Andrew Dice Clay 10 - Rock wins, I never really liked Clay, he was a one trick pony in my opinion
#3 Bill Cosby 39 #14 Tim Allen 6 - The Cos
#4 Don Rickles 34 #13 Damon Wayons 11 - Tough matchup, I would have went with Damon
#5 Roseanne Barr 11 #12 Henny Youngman 34 - Can't stand Rosanne
#6 Albert Brooks 29 #11 Joan Rivers 16 - Brooks, I do like Joan though.
#7 Andy Kaufman 25 #10 Gary Shandling 20
#8 Steven Wright 25 #9 Martin Lawrence 20

#1 Lenny Bruce 37 #16 Dom Irrera 8 - I would have went with Dom, the guy is hilarious, needs more air time
#2 Eddie Murphy 38 #15 Jackie Mason 7 - Definitely Eddie
#3 Jerry Seinfeld 23 #14 Jackie Gleason 22 - I would have voted Gleason
#4 Sam Kinison 26 #13 Denis Leary 19 - Tough choice, I love them both, but Kinison I guess
#5 Carol Burnett 31 #12 Ray Romano 14 - Burnett
#6 Redd Foxx 35 #11 Jon Stewart 10 - Foxx, I'm not a big Stewart fan
#7 Jack Benny 37 #10 David Brenner 8 - Jack wins easily
#8 Phyllis Diller 27 #9 Ellen DeGeneres 18 - Both are funny, but Diller has been doing it longer

#1 Richard Pryor 29 #16 Mel Brooks 16 - Pryor, not an easy choice
#2 Steve Martin 35 #15 Lewis Black 10 - I like Lewis Black, but Steve is funny in his own right
#3 Robin Williams 41 #14 Richard Belzer 4 - Robin wins easily
#4 Bill Hicks 27 #13 Richard Jeni 18 - Hicks
#5 Johnny Carson 41# #12 Jay Leno 4 - Carson, Leno pales in comparison
#6 Mort Sahl 4 #11 George Burns 41 - Don't know how George wasn't a higher seed, bad lists I guess
#7 Milton Berle 37 #10 Bill Maher 8 - Uncle Miltie wins easily
#8 Dennis Miller 27 #9 Robert Klein 18 - Can't stand Dennis Miller, Klein wins by default.


OK, now for the new matchups#1 Woody Allen #10 Billy Crystal
#2 Rodney Dangerfield #8 Red Skelton
#3 Bob Newhart #6 Bob Hope
#4 Jonathan Winters #5 Buddy Hackett

#1 George Carlin #12 Henny Youngman
#2 Chris Rock #8 Steven Wright
#3 Bill Cosby #7 Andy Kaufman
#4 Don Rickles #6 Albert Brooks

#1 Lenny Bruce #8 Phyllis Diller
#2 Eddie Murphy #7 Jack Benny
#3 Jerry Seinfeld #6 Redd Foxx
#4 Sam Kinison #5 Carol Burnett

#1 Richard Pryor #11 George Burns
#2 Steve Martin #8 Dennis Miller
#3 Robin Williams #7 Milton Berle
#4 Bill Hicks #5 Johnny Carson
Category: General
Posted on: December 29, 2008 7:31 am
 

Field of 64 - Comedians. Round 1

Well the movie blog-off was a big success, congrats to Casablanca which is the best movie of all-time in the opinion of the cbssportsline comunity. Here is a link to the final round
http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs
/entry/5827413/12252170

Since that blog-off is over, time to start a new one. This idea came from mikeyfan1599, and includes a couple of people who aren't really comedians, but are very funny. 

A few rules that I would ask everyone to follow so that I am not pulling my hair out while running this thing.
1. Vote for all of the matchups. If you don't like either, or can't decide who you like better, flip a coin. When counting votes for 32 matchups, it is easier to know I tallied everything correctly if all matchups have the same number of votes.
2. You can bold your selection, or cross out the one you don't like, but keep your response in a list form, including the areas (east, west, etc.) Again, this just makes it easier for me to count up the votes
3. Not really a rule, but feel free to make comments on the matchups if you like. It makes for interesting reading.

Ok, so without further ado, here is the list. Voting will be onpen until Friday Morning January 9th to give sufficient time for people to find the blog and vote. After that, each round will last only a week.

East
#1 Woody Allen #16 Elaine Boosler
#2 Rodney Dangerfield #15 David Letterman
#3 Bob Newhart #14 Flip Wilson
#4 Jonathan Winters #13 Adam Sandler
#5 Buddy Hackett #12 Gilbert Gottfried
#6 Bob Hope #11 David Chappelle
#7 Richard Lewis #10 Billy Crystal
#8 Red Skelton #9 Jim Carrey

West
#1 George Carlin #16 Jeff Foxworthy
#2 Chris Rock #15 Andrew Dice Clay
#3 Bill Cosby #14 Tim Allen
#4 Don Rickles #13 Damon Wayons
#5 Roseanne Barr #12 Henny Youngman
#6 Albert Brooks #11 Joan Rivers
#7 Andy Kaufman #10 Gary Shandling
#8 Steven Wright #9 Martin Lawrence

North
#1 Lenny Bruce #16 Dom Irrera
#2 Eddie Murphy #15 Jackie Mason
#3 Jerry Seinfeld #14 Jackie Gleason
#4 Sam Kinison #13 Denis Leary
#5 Carol Burnett #12 Ray Romano
#6 Redd Foxx #11 Jon Stewart
#7 Jack Benny #10 David Brenner
#8 Phyllis Diller #9 Ellen DeGeneres

South
#1 Richard Pryor #16 Mel Brooks
#2 Steve Martin #15 Lewis Black
#3 Robin Williams #14 Richard Belzer
#4 Bill Hicks #13 Richard Jeni
#5 Johnny Carson #12 Jay Leno
#6 Mort Sahl #11 George Burns
#7 Milton Berle #10 Bill Maher
#8 Dennis Miller #9 Robert Klein

Category: General
Posted on: December 12, 2008 1:24 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? The Finals

Wow, another blog-off is coming to an end. Time to start working on the next one.

I forgot to include the totals in the final post on the last round, so here are the results in case you were wondering.

#1 The Godfather (1972) 27 vs.#7 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 11

#1 Casablanca (1942) 22 vs.#4 Star Wars (1977) 16

As you can see, neither matchup was that close.

So the finals are

The Godfather vs. Casablanca.

I will keep this going for a couple of weeks so that everyone can get their votes in. I will close the voting on Monday the 29th. After that, a new competition will start to figure out who the best comedian of all time is.

Category: General
Posted on: December 5, 2008 7:54 am
 

What is the best movie ever made? Final Four

Here we are at the final four, minus one of the 1 seeds. Citizen Kane was eliminated, losing out to the Mockingbird by 2 votes.

This of course sets up an easy tagline for one of the matchups.

Does the Godfather have what it takes To Kill a Mockingbird, or will he get some poop in the eye?

The other one isn't so easy. But both movies have bar scenes in them, although I don't recall anyones arm getting lopped off in Casablanca. If someone can come up with a good tagline, feel free to post it.

#1 The Godfather (1972) vs.#7 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

#1 Casablanca (1942) vs.#4 Star Wars (1977)

Voting will stay open until next Friday.

 

Category: General
Posted on: November 24, 2008 2:53 pm
 

What is the best movie ever made? Elite 8

Ok, I think I had a record turnout the last round. Thanks to the 29 people who voted, I also enjoy reading the commentary from individuals, so keep that up.

We are down to two movies from each area, next round East meets West, and it is the North vs. the South.

The Mockingbird smashed through the rear window, will he take a dump on Citizen Kane?
Will the Wizard put a hit on the Godfather?
Will Casablanca be Gone With the WInd
Can the Bridge withstand the forces from a Galaxy Far, Far Away?

Since we have a holiday weekend I will keep the voting open until late next week, Thurs or Friday depending on how many votes are still coming in. Be sure to tell others, each round I seem to pick up more and more people.

East
#1 Citizen Kane (1941) vs.#7 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

West
#1 The Godfather (1972) vs.#3 The Wizard of Oz (1939)

North
#1 Casablanca (1942) vs.#2 Gone with the Wind (1939)

South
#4 Star Wars (1977) vs.#9 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Previous round results
Sweet 16
http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs
/entry/5827413/11668398


Round 2
http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs
/entry/5827413/11514238


Round 1
http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs
/entry/5827413/11375857
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