Let the MADNESS begin! East Region, Upper Bracket.
12:00 AM EDT on March 10, 2008
First of all, the play-in game from last week amazingly ended in a tie, with both the Richardson Homes Girl and Diffee Kids receiving 147 votes each. Honestly, we had no tie breaker provision, so since "The Diffee Kids" fits on our bracket much easier, we are going to move forward and proclaim them the winner of the game. Thanks to everyone who voted!
Now to the fun stuff. Ogle Madness officially kicks into full gear today as we we open voting for the Upper Half of the East Region. These games will all be played at the Marvel Family Camping Resort in Gore.
Here are today's match-ups:
- (1) Gary England vs. (16) Myron Patton's Mustache
- (8) Kevin Ogle vs (9) Joey and Heather
- (4) Berry Tramel vs. (13) Jim Inhofe
- (5) Sunni Kate Golloway vs. (12) Doug Sauter
You can check out the details of each match-up and cast your votes after the jump. Voting is allowed until midnight tonight. Be sure to check us out tomorrow to vote for the lower half of the East Regional.
(1) Gary England vs. (16) Myron Patton's Mustache
About Gary England:
Who he is: The world's foremost expert on Tornadoes, the man who brought us "Those Terrible Twisters."
Biggest Strength: Keeping us advised.
Biggest Weakness: As of the date of this publishing, TheLostOgle has not been able to confirm any weaknesses.
Fun Fact: Gary was actually instrumental in convincing news stations to use Doppler Radar for the purpose of tracking storms. He also came up with the idea to put the stupid state map in the corner of our TV screen during any major or minor weather event.
About Myron Patton's Mustache:
Conference: Mustaches of Central Oklahoma
What it is: We are really not too sure what the Mustache is, but Myron Patton is the current Sports Director for KOKH Fox 25 and the afternoon host on KREF.
Biggest Strength: It's ability to really freak out Toby Rowland.
Biggest Weakness: Fullness.
Fun Fact: Before working with Myron at KOKH, Myron Patton's Mustache used to work at Channel 5 in the mid-90s.
(8) Kevin Ogle vs (9) Joey and Heather
About Kevin Ogle:
Conference: The Greater Ogle
Who he is: KFOR 6 and 10 PM News Anchor
Biggest Strength: His last name and ability to read all viewer e-mail sent to "The Rant" without putting a pitchfork through his eyeballs.
Biggest Weakness: Often overshadowed by his brother Kelly. Tarnished the Ogle family name when he was severely beaten up by an enraged Linda Cavanaugh in what is now called "The Great Teleprompter Incident of 1997."
Fun Fact: At the KFOR office, he sometimes referred to as "The Actual Lost Ogle" (This is, in fact, an error. That is Kent.)
About Joey and Heather:
Conference: Morning Dee Jays
Who they are: The morning show deejays over at WILD 104.9.
Biggest Strength: We're not too sure, but they look like they drink a lot. In my book, that's probably a good thing.
Biggest Weakness: We are not found on their list of favorite websites.
Fun Fact: Patrick's ex wife used to (and still probably does) listen to them each morning.
(4) Berry Tramel vs. (13) Jim Inhofe
About Berry Tramel:
Conference: The Black Tower League
Who he is: Probably the best sports columnist at The Oklahoman, which is kind of like being the prettiest fat girl Rok Bar on a Saturday night. Recently, he sold out and joined the Total Dominance Hour on The Sport Animal.
Biggest Strength: His writing style and ability.
Biggest Weakness: His voice.
Fun Fact: Berry should never be put in charge of naming a professional sports franchise.
About Jim Inhofe:
Conference: PHO (Political Hack of Oklahoma - Federal Division Champion)
Who he is: Oklahoma's Senior Senator
Biggest Strength: Complete disregard for facts. Inhofe will say anything regardless of if it is grounded in reality (ex. "Barack Obama is a Muslim," "Global Warming is a hoax")
Fun Fact: Senator Inhofe has purchased land in Antarctica, but his campaign insists that his stance on Global Warming is not related to this investment.
(5) Sunni Kate Golloway vs. (12) Doug Sauter
About Sunni Kate Golloway:
Who she is: Daughter of Oklahoma Baseball Coach Sunny Golloway
Biggest Strength: Working out "daddy issues" in a positive way.
Biggest Weakness: Adhering to the rules of selecting a porn name. The last name is supposed to be the street you grow up on, not an abbreviation of your actual name. Gosh, everybody knows that!
Fun Fact: Sunni posed for Playboy's "Girls of the Big XII" under the name Kate Gallo.
About Doug Sauter:
Conference: Minor League Sports Coaches
Who he is: Head Coach of the Oklahoma City Blazers
Biggest Strength: Apparently, his teeth. At a horse show during the 2007 State Fair of Oklahoma, Sauter was been attributed with stopping a stampede by biting a frisky horse's ear.
Biggest Weakness: Grooming. Sauter's mustache makes him look like a walrus.
Fun Fact: Sauter began growing his mustache to show solidarity for the 2004 NHL player lockout. He is unaware that this ended in 2005 because he does not have cable television and has therefore not noticed that games are playing on the Outdoor Life Network.
That's it for today. Don't forget to click the "vote" button for each match up. To view the complete bracket, click here.