Jun 19, 2019
ROUND 2 is LIVE, and our Top 4
seeds have entered the fray!
We had a great response to Round 1, and your votes have now eliminated 16 of our 48 GOATS from Season 2. Check out the updated bracket below, and some ringside analysis below that!
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ROUND 1 RECAP
The Young Punks division was our most volatile, featuring 2 of our biggest blow-outs AND one of our tightest margins. Underdog seed Robin wiped the floor with Hank Venture, tallying a whopping 77% of the vote. Not to be outdone, the Amazing Chin himself Ash Williams destroyed Ralph Hinkley, the (not-so) Greatest American Hero, scoring Round 1's most decisive victory with 82% of all votes cast. Ash could be a sleeper as he goes on to face Cinderella story The Monkees in Round 2...
Misunderstood Outsiders featured the most parity AND the most upsets in a division. 12 Seed Michael Myers, 11 Seed Popeye, and 10 Seed Egon Spengler all squeaked by! These upsets may illustrate the limits of our Seeding system – these were our most recent episodes, and may have seeded higher given more time to rack up downloads. That said, Egon won by the narrowest margin in the tournament - the Ghostbuster beat undead avenger The Crow by only 2 votes!
Dashing Rogues may have had the least surprising Round 1, but it features some of Round 2's most compelling match-ups! In the Battle of Nerd GOAT Hosts, Ed cleaned Ron's clock, as John Wick shellacked Harry Dresden with 78% of the vote. Ed next takes on his writing partner's GOAT: Nightwing, as nominated by Maronzio Vance.
Finally, Badass Leaders offered some eyebrow-raisers, including a strong win from Star Wars EU favorite Thrawn over the iconic Mr. Spock. Princess Leia dominated Dana Scully with 75% of the vote, walking away with a Round 1 Match-Up our hosts considered one of the best. Leia moves on to face Producer Bill's GOAT Superman, and honestly, he's a little worried.
ROUND 1 FULL RESULTS
ROBIN (77%) def. HANK VENTURE
ASH WILLIAMS (82%) def. RALPH HINKLEY
ANAKIN SOLO (51%) def. SHE-RA
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (65%) def. SAM GAMGEE
MICK FOLEY aka MANKIND (55%) def. BOJACK HORSEMAN
MICHAEL MYERS (60%) def. CHARLES FOSTER KANE
POPEYE (54%) def. HOWARD THE
EGON SPENGLER (51%) def. THE CROW
LINK (56%) def. MULTIPLE MAN
JOHN WICK (78%) def. HARRY
TYRION LANNISTER (66%) def. THE DUDE
TYLER DURDEN (54%) def. ELAINE BENES
GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN (54%) def.
PRINCESS ZELDA (62%) def. TONY SOPRANO
SUPERINTENDENT CHALMERS (54%) def. WENDY DARLING
LEIA ORGANA (75%) def. DANA SCULLY
HOW DO THE NEXT ROUNDS WORK?
Voting will continue through the weekend to establish our Elite 8. 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 100th EPISODE SPECTACULAR, recorded at the Screen Junkies studio, with special pop-ins from all your favorite faces in the SJU!
With input from your votes, Ed, Ron, Producer Bill and the SJ crew, we will then crown our 2nd Annual GOAT of GOATS on the air! Subscribe already so you don't miss out.
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