We began with 64 names. Now there are sixteen. By the end of this week, we will cut that number in half. As always, our Twitter will have all pertinent updates.
Top seed Pornsak Pongthong strolled past another opponent in Round 2. Bak Bak couldn’t slow down our Thai juggernaut; can Marijuana Warr? The woman who beat Narnia Overall in round 2 has a chance to make it 3 upsets in 3 rounds, but she’ll lose a lot of the sophomoric vote this time around.
The other half of the Bulltron Sweet Sixteen features Dr. David L. Dickensheets against Yolanda Squatpump. Dickensheets did well to win his doctor fight against Skyhawk Fadigan, M.D., but Yolanda is a woman on a mission. With two blowouts under her belt, she seems destined for a pitched Elite Eight battle against Mr. Pongthong. Still, she must be careful of a classic trap name in the Sweet Sixteen. Dr. Dickensheets is the clear underdog, but he’s a much stronger contender than Mrs. Squatpump’s round 2 victim, Ursula A. Hofacker. The doctor must not be taken lightly.
Round two is here! 32 names have been vanquished, but 32 champions can say they are five victories away from a Name of the Year title. Who will emerge as The One?
Perhaps it will be Pornsak Pongthong, the Thai footballer who vanquished Genius Dexter. His next opponent is University of California basketball player Bak Bak, who I’d guess is Chris Berman’s favorite candidate. The matchup is below.
Elsewhere, Narnia Overall is up against Marijuana Warr, who was one of the first round’s upset victors. It’s Warr vs. wardrobe, and it’s up for your consideration.
Serendipitously, today’s matchups both recall classic tales of British kids lost in lands of whimsy. Far beyond the doors of the wardrobe, a centaur named Quintus Fernando charges into battle against the White Witch; Narnia Overall is the slogan on his oriflamme. Later, we’ll go down the rabbit hole to find Cheshire Schanker and Marijuana Warr, the cat and the caterpillar. Except, you know, more violent.
Next up, we have Cheshire Schanker, a New York City social worker who’s served well by a cascade of consonance. Her opponent is Marijuana Warr, whose name conjures a conflict between Colombian warlords. Can a social worker prevail over drugs? YOU decide!
All Bulltron Regional voting will close at midnight on Sunday. Get ’em in before then.