It's the second round of our Battle of the Brackets and after resounding victories, Jezebel and and its Gawker Media cousin, io9, go head to head, while the NCAA College Basketball Bracket takes on Muppet Madness.
Now that the dust has settled, maybe it's time for a moment of silence for the brackets who didn't escape the first round: Esquire's March Hotness, the Village Voice's Sound of the City hunt for the Best New York City Musician, The Consumerist's Worst Companies in America, and the eighth-seeded Name of the Year.
Here are the first two quarterfinal matchups (voting closes on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. EDT-- giving you enough time to vote then watch the season premiere of Mad Men):
A whole year's worth of names like Courvoisier Winetavius Richardson, Taco. B.M. Monster and Yolanda Supersad couldn't deny Jezebel's battle of Sex vs. Chocolate a place in the next round. Jezebel wrangled nearly 70 percent of the vote. Meanwhile, io9 took out the higher seeded and hormone-driven March Hotness bracket from Esquire with 63 percent of the vote.
In case you were wondering, our Cinderella pick, frosting, is still in Jezebel's competition. And the bracket has stayed true to form for the most part. First round upsets included the ninth seeds "handjob in the back of the bus" and ice cream respectively taking down anal sex and chocolate milkshake. Though, the biggest upset of the tournament happened early this morning with 11th-seeded hot chocolate defeating 6th-seeded (and maybe too elite for its own good) chocolate soufflé.
So is it going to be Jezebel's bracket of sex acts and desserts that makes it into the Final Four? Or do the editors at io9, some of whom probably had to watch what's going to be the worst science fiction movie ever made, that advance?
The tourney has also had some fun storylines. The first being, everyone's favorite team to hate, second-seeded Duke, dropping in the first round along with some highly-favored state schools Michigan, Missouri, and Temple. Critics' favorite underdog, Murray State is still in it, but it seems that the darling of the tourney might be Ohio, a 13-seed taking on a depleted and top-seeded UNC team.