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Tournament of GOATS 3: ROUND 2!

Jun 15, 2020

ROUND 2 is LIVE, and the Top 4 seeds have entered the fray!

Thanks for voting in Round 1! Check out the updated bracket and some ringside analysis below!

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ROUND 1 RECAP

Not a lot of surprises, as most of the favorites advanced to Round 2. Margins of victory tended to be comfortable, with very few tight contests!

The Villains division featured some of our strongest match-ups. Returning GOAT The Joker notched his first kill, taking out Ron's Villain GOAT The Matrix A.I. OG arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty took down one of his biggest imitators in Bane, and Skeletor wiped the floor with the more obscure The Four from the comic Planetary. It will be interesting to see how the likes of Skeletor and Joker fare against the murderers' row of Top Seeds in this division: Magneto, Darkseid, Darth Vader and Thanos!

Rogues & Anti-Heroes saw Round 1's only real close match, as Harry Potter's Severus Snape weaseled his way past Ghost Rider with 52% of the vote. The Nerd GOAT crew was also happy to see Mad Max deliver a handy butt-whupping to Boba Fett, even if we have our doubts about his chances in Round 2 vs. Deadpool. The X-Men notched Round 1's second-largest margin of victory with 85% over Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy VII, and they may have the easiest schedule so far as they prepare to face off against...Donald Duck?!

Powerless Icons broke Ed and Ron's hearts, as KITT was eliminated handily by Mulan, earning only 30% of the total vote. In a match-up that surprised absolutely no one, John McClane trounced Anne of Green Gables with 81% of the vote, which is really too bad – there's an argument to be made that Anne's the better character! The same kind of disheartening TKO actually leads off the next division...

Raw Power gave us our biggest blowout of the Tournament so far, with Thor destroying Savage Dragon, earning an insane 92% of your votes! Where our 90s kids at?! Sure, Thor serves up cinematic beefcake, but Dragon has been perfectly merging ultraviolence, T&A and cosmic weirdness for more than 25 years! Show the finhead some love. Storm also made a strong showing with 75% of her vote, while an F4 match-up saw Reed Richards fall to the Silver Surfer!

ROUND 1 FULL RESULTS

JOKER (66%) def. THE MATRIX A.I.

 

XENOMORPHS (63%) def. SCAR

 

PROF. MORIARTY (62%) def. BANE

 

SKELETOR (76%) def. THE FOUR

 

 

MAD MAX (60%) def. BOBA FETT

 

SEVERUS SNAPE (52%) def. GHOST RIDER

 

THE X-MEN (85%) def. TIFA LOCKHART

 

RICK DECKARD (57%) def. MOON KNIGHT

 

 

BOBBY GOREN (56%) def. JERRY MAGUIRE

 

LAURIE STRODE (62%) def. AXEL FOLEY

 

JOHN McCLANE (81%) def. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

 

MULAN (71%) def. KITT

 

 

THOR (92%) def. SAVAGE DRAGON

 

PIKACHU (56%) def. KITTY PRYDE

 

STORM (75%) def. MAGIK

 

SILVER SURFER (61%) def. MR. FANTASTIC

 

 

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HOW DO THE NEXT ROUNDS WORK?

Voting will continue through Wednesday to establish our Sweet Sixteen, then over next weekend a new batch of polls will set the Elite Eight! From there, it's a numbers game, as we compare margin of victory through the first 3 rounds to set our Final 4.

The Final 4 will then be debated on our 150th EPISODE SPECTACULAR, with a major returning favorite guest sitting in for commentary!

With input from your votes, the crew will then debate and crown our 3rd Annual GOAT of GOATS on the air! Subscribe already so you don't miss out.

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