Second round action of our completely pointless, albeit oddly entertaining, BDL Bedlam Tournament. Thanks to your help, we've compiled a list of 64 things that you may or may not love about the NBA and seeded them into four regions. Today we'll unveil the first eight match-ups of the second round. Voting will remain open until late Tuesday night.
Up next in the Kobe Region ... not Kobe. Instead it's No. 8 seed Pistons' Zoo Crew vs. No. 16 seed 'NBA super fan' Drew. In the first round, the Zoo Crew made easy work of Agent Zero's blog, while Drew Cieszynski did the impossible, knocking off No. 1 seed Kobe Bryant. Yes, folks, we have our Cinderella! A second look at the nominees:
No. 8 Pistons' Zoo Crew: The stereotype of the Pistons as aging and slow couldn't be farther from the truth. Jason Maxiell (25-years-old) eats babies; Amir Johnson (20) makes t-shirts; and Jarvis Hayes (26), Rodney Stuckey (21) and Arron Afflalo (22) regularly change the game on both ends of the floor. The Zoo Crew is the future ... and the future is eyeing the Sweet Sixteen.
No. 16 NBA super fan: Drew Cieszynski, a regular dude from Milwaukee, is trying to visit all 30 NBA arenas while blogging about it. He's getting close. For more on Drew's incredible journey, check out his BDL interview.
So, who makes it through to the Sweet Sixteen? Zoo or Drew? Vote away.