It’s March Madness time which means it’s time for all true blooded Americans to neglect their jobs for the next couple of weeks pouring over obscure statistics in order to fill out the perfect bracket and then watch that bracket bust after the first round.
Since we anticipate having our own brackets busted by Friday we’ve decided have some fun before we get depressed.
We’re starting a new tradition and we’re calling it: American Jesus Madness.
It works just like the NCAA Tournament, but instead of basketball teams we’re going to use famous Christians and famous Christian things. We’ve sort of seeded people, i.e. Rob Bell should have an easy match up against the image of Jesus that appeared on a tree recently. However other 1st round matches are a bit tougher, i.e. Terry Jones vs. Westboro Baptist.
It’s completely up to YOU to decided who wins and why. You can vote on who/what is funnier, more important, you can choose the lesser/greater of two evils or choose winners to create awesome match ups in later rounds. You can use any rational you want and feel free to let us know why you chose the way you did.
UPDATE: We’ll have a 1st Round breakdown posted later today so that you can have a better idea about the match ups and who to choose.
Here’s how it’s gonna work:
Below is a bracket we’ve put together. Believe it our not we actually have a prize for the winner! We’re super rich youth pastors, so it’s an awesome $10 iTunes gift card.
If you want to play, then you must print off the bracket below, fill it out by MIDNIGHT THIS THURSDAY, and email it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org (Note: This will probably require you to scan the form or take a picture of it and send us the jpeg) Please include your full name and address with your submission so that we can mail you the iTunes gift card if you win. (All names and address will be deleted upon completion of the tournament)
The tournament will begin THIS FRIDAY morning. (A schedule of match ups will be posted shortly)
We will list and describe the match up and then it is up to YOU to vote on who would win in a head-to-head grudge match. The voting times will be announced with the match up schedule.
You will receive 1 point for every correct winner in the first round, 3 points for the second round, 5 points for the third round, 10 points for the fourth round, and 20 points if you pick the grand champion, or as we are calling it: American Jesus Christian of the Year
The tournament is open to everyone, so help us spread the word on Twitter and Facebook!
Without further ado here is the official American Jesus Madness Tournament Bracket:
You can click on the image above or download a pdf version here: American Jesus Madness Bracket
*In case of a tie we will select a winner out of a hat. Seriously, we own a hat.
**Also, this is obviously the first time we’ve done this so if an unforeseen issue arises please let us know calmly and we will make up an answer for you. REMEMBER THIS IS JUST FOR FUN