Presenting the official 2012 American Jesus Madness bracket!
Big thanks to everyone who took the time to make nominations for the bracket. We really appreciate it.
Just to recap….American Jesus Madness is our spin on March Madness (which begins next week), but instead of basketball teams, we use pop Christian culture.
Obviously these people and things can’t “play” each other, so we settle the battles by voting. Starting on Tuesday you’ll determine the winners of every match by voting in our interactive polls. What are you voting on exactly?
Well, that’s up to you.
You could simply vote for which person you like better, which you like less, which one is more entertaining, which one would win in a bar fight, which one is more sane, which one is more insane, which one is a bigger jerk, or you could get really judgmental and vote on which one you think is the better or worse Christian.
Whoever or whatever gets the most votes advances on to the next round.
Frustrated that it’s not a clear, set in stone rationale? Well, sorry. It’s just for fun. Besides, isn’t irrationality exactly what American Christianity is all about anyway??
But because we love you all so much, we’re going to help you out later today with a 1st Round match by match breakdown. You may not be familiar with everyone or everything in the tournament, so we’ll provide a brief description of every single match-up to help you out with your voting.
Here’s the really fun part…..WE’RE GIVING AWAY A $50 iTUNES GIFT CARD to whoever wins our bracket challenge!!
Whoever chooses the most “winners” correctly will be declared our winner and we’ll mail them our illustrious prize.
Wanna increase your chances of winning for free?? Of course you do! Well it’s simple….voting is unlimited, so vote for your choices as often as possible, then share a link to the tourney on Facebook and get your friends to vote for all of your winners too.
Play your cards right and you’ll win this thing no problem.
Anyway, here’s the all important rules and guidelines….
RULES & DEADLINES
-You MUST be a living, breathing human being to enter (sorry, we’re prejudice like that)
-Only 1 entry per person
–In order you enter you must do one (or preferably all) of the following and let us know which one(s) you did when you submit your bracket
Subscribe to The American Jesus
If you already do all three, share this link to the tourney on Facebook /Twitter
-We don’t have an awesome digital entry system like ESPN so you will need to print off the bracket (it gets much bigger & easier to read when you click on it), fill it in, scan it/take a picture of it/whatever, and email it back to us
–Make sure to include your name and address with your bracket submission so we can mail you your prize if you win!!
-The deadline for submitting your bracket is Monday, March 12th @ 12am CST
-The tournament/voting will begin Tuesday, March 13th @ 8am CST, at which time the schedule for the following rounds will be announced
-Correct selections will be award the following points: 1st round – 1 point; 2nd round – 5 points; 3rd round – 10 points; 4th round – 20 points; championship – 40 points
– In case of a tie, we will have a sudden death tie breaker in which each person will choose a celebrity Christian representative, make their case for why that person/place/thing should win, and then we will give everyone 24 hours to vote on a winner.If you’ve got any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comment section.